Chambers’ success depends not only on the ability to attract the best workforce but to foster an environment of excellence, personal development and growth.  We set the bar high whilst working with you to achieve your personal best.

The management team led by our Chief Executive operate an open door policy encouraging transparency and fairness.

All current staff vacancies are advertised on our website and can be found on this page. Where appropriate, all vacancies are also advertised with the Legal Practice Management Association and the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks.

Doughty Street Chambers is proud to be an equal opportunities employer.


Current Vacancies

Facilities Administrator

This position is intended to coordinate and assist with operational functions in Chambers and to maintain a high standard of service and practical support. This will involve coordinating with all staff and members to deliver an efficient and professional service, ensuring Chambers is well presented at all times.

The full job description and information on how to apply can be found here


Senior Practice Manager- Crime (Deadline: Weds 29th Aug, Midday)

We are seeking an exceptional and experienced individual to provide leadership for the Crime team and to work alongside the Senior Practice Manager for the Civil team.  Both Senior Practice Managers report directly to Mark Dembovsky, Chief Executive and form part of the senior leadership team. This is an exciting opportunity to shape the future of this sizeable team of 61 practitioners, who have specialist expertise in the most serious and complex criminal trials and appeals, financial and regulatory crime, extradition, and international criminal law.  These barristers, and the successful candidate, will also be supported by a Practice Manager, two Senior Practice Assistants, a Practice Assistant and a Practice Junior.  

The full job description and information on how to apply can be found by clicking here

In summary, the role will involve: 

  • Practice management and development
  • Strategic business development
  • Current business and client relationship management
  • Management of the clerking functions
  • Line management and leadership


What key skills and experience are essential?

  • Previous experience leading a team, ideally with experience of working in a criminal team
  • Ability to lead practice development activities
  • Demonstrable success in bringing in new business and maximising the work coming in from existing clients
  • Leads, develops and manages teams who deliver consistently high standards of clerking
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