Civil Clerk - Business and Property

Clerk - Job vacancy
Full-time Contract
Salary: Depending on Experience

Kings Chambers, Manchester

Due to an increase in work in this area, a vacancy has arisen for a Civil Clerk to join our Business and Property Team. The role encompasses all areas within the scope of the Business & Property courts, other forms of ADR and the specialist area of Costs and Litigation funding.

We are seeking a highly motivated and extremely personable individual to join us in providing a first-class service to our members and clients.

About Chambers

Kings Chambers is proud of its reputation in all its fields of work, offering a choice of established specialist silks and a large team of talented juniors, highly regarded in each of Chambers UK specialist areas and supported by an expert clerking team. Chambers covers the professional markets and has specialist advocate teams in the following areas;

Administrative & Public Law, Business and Property Law, Clinical Negligence & Healthcare Law, Court of Protection, Construction, Competition, Employment, Environment, Litigation Funding & Costs, International, Local Government, Mediation & Arbitration, Personal Injury, Planning, Regulatory & Disciplinary Law, and Sports Law.

Kings Chambers is renowned throughout the legal profession for its collegiate spirit and friendly atmosphere. We passionately believe that by the strength of our common endeavour we achieve more collectively than we achieve individually. Kings is known for its affable workplace culture and professional work ethic. We are committed to supporting all our staff in aspiring to and in achieving their own professional and personal goals. Kings is an equal opportunities employer and fully committed to providing equality of opportunity and helping staff to achieve their full potential through training and development.

We are dedicated to ensuring that all those who work within Chambers are always treated with equal respect and courtesy.

Key responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Providing day to day support as a member of the Clerking Team and in particular, working closely with two experienced Clerks
  • Assist in the managing the day-to-day practice of members with duties including, but not limited to, diary/work management, fee negotiation and billing
  • Opportunity to assist with Business Development for both the Team and individuals with an emphasis on client relationship management and service delivery
  • Assist in other areas of civil work as required
  • Day to day clerking of the Costs team in conjunction with the Senior Clerk.

Suitable candidates would ideally already be working in a similar chambers environment and have a proven record although training will be provided to any suitable candidate.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with a busy and established team and be a part of its continued success.

Qualities Required

  • Ideally a proven track record of clerking in a similar role (desired but not essential), graduate or experience of working within the professional services sector.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to communicate confidently and efficiently in a corporate setting, both written and orally.
  • The ability to develop and maintain strong internal relationships at all levels.
  • Well-developed influencing skills whilst remaining diplomatic, pragmatic and sensitive.
  • Co-ordination and prioritisation of workflow, trouble-shooting and the ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Strong level of IT literacy including databases & common office systems (e.g. Excel, Word, email- Outlook)

Additional Benefits

  • 5 weeks holiday (plus bank holidays) with incremental allowance for long service up to a maximum of 1 additional week.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Season ticket loan scheme.
  • We take a proactive approach towards training and development. All employees have their own personal development plan which includes comprehensive training with up to three days paid leave each year to attend external training courses.
  • Generous pension scheme, DIS insurance, discounted health care scheme.
  • Employee wellness program.
  • Hybrid working available after probationary period.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

We value equality and diversity, and we welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and all sectors of the community. All candidates are assessed solely on the grounds of merit. If you are disabled and require any adjustments to be made at any stage of the application and selection process, then please inform us of this and we will attempt to accommodate your needs. For further information please click here.

To apply for this position, please email your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to Claire Melton, cmelton@kingschambers.com

Closing date for applications 30th September 2022.

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