Clerking Assistant Vacancy

Salary :£18000

No.18 Barristers Chambers currently requires a full time Clerking Assistant/trainee clerk to join its dynamic team. 

We are seeking someone with an efficient professional manner, a good standard of education and proven communication skills.

The main areas of law covered within Chambers are Family, Commercial, Employment, Property, PI & Clinical Negligence, Immigration and Public Access.

On a day to day basis the role will include assisting in managing the diaries of members of chambers.  You will have the full support of your line manager for in-house training, additional external training may be given.

A willingness to learn, some previous administrative experience and computer/keyboard skills are desirable.

Duties will include but are not restricted to:

  • Providing general support to the Senior Clerk & Junior Clerk as and when required in all aspects of clerking members
  • Answering incoming phone calls
  • Preparing bundles for court hearings
  • Acting as a point of contact to Barristers for their administrative support, directly, by phone or email
  • Accurately recording data on the bespoke software to ensure all records are up to date
  • Dealing with incoming and out going post & DX
  • Liaising with solicitor clients to arrange conferences and general appointments
  • Maintaining and developing effective relationships with solicitor clients
  • Completing general administrative tasks
  • Understanding and applying the Equality and Diversity code, as this applies in respect of your duties in clerking members
  • Playing an active and influential role in the future success of Chambers

The successful applicant will be:

  • Ambitious and motivated to ensure an efficient running of chambers
  • A confident communicator with good telephone manner
  • Well presented with excellent organisational skills
  • Calm and efficient under pressure

If you have the desired requisites and wish to join a progressive and extremely busy clerking team then please submit your application in strictest confidence to Mark Windebank, Senior Clerk at No 18 Barristers Chambers, 21 Carlton Crescent, Southampton SO15 2ET or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the 29th March 2019