Assistant Practice Manager

Assistant Practice Manager

Job details

Organisation: Keating Chambers


Location: London

Salary: circa £28,000-£35,000 per annum depending on experience.

Closing date: 17th January 2024

Job description

Keating Chambers is a leading set of commercial barristers’ chambers, with a thriving domestic and international practice, comprising 72 barristers (33 King’s Counsel and 39 juniors) and 7 international members and honorary associates.

Our barristers specialise in providing their services across the areas of construction and engineering; energy and natural resources; infrastructure and utilities; international arbitration; IT and technology; offshore construction and marine engineering; procurement and competition, planning and associated professional negligence.

Following a period of growth and restructuring in Chambers an opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Practice Manager (Barristers’ Clerk) to join our talented clerking team. A Barristers’ Clerk is responsible for managing the practice and business activities of the barristers within a set of Chambers.

The Assistant Practice Manager will work as the junior in a team of clerks in conjunction with the Joint Directors of Clerking and members of the other clerking teams. General duties include scheduling meetings, negotiating fees on behalf of barristers, liaising with the courts in relation to hearings, marketing and developing the business of barristers to maintain a supply of work, maintaining excellent client relationships with solicitors and other professional clients, and assisting with the collection of fees.

The candidate should have either around three years of clerking experience (or similar office-based experience working in a high-pressured environment) and have gained at least two A Levels or equivalent qualifications.  The successful candidate will receive a full training programme.

The candidate will:

  • Be a team player who is also able to work unsupervised and under pressure.
  • Have excellent people skills and the ability to build both strong internal and external
  • Have excellent communication skills – both written and oral.
  • Show experience in negotiation and persuasion.
  • Evidence problem-solving ability.
  • Be able to demonstrate a positive attitude in challenging circumstances.
  • Demonstrate excellent time management and a keen eye for detail.
  • Be able discreetly to handle confidential information.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Start date – immediate.
  • Salary – circa £28,000-£35,000 per annum depending on experience.
  • Hours – Chambers runs a shift system.
  • Holiday entitlement – 20 days plus bank holidays, 22 days after one year and 25 days after two years.
  • Pension – employer contribution 6%.
  • Benefits on completion of probationary period include: Bonus Scheme (up to 15% of salary based on targets set), Season Ticket Loan, Permanent Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Private Medical Insurance and bonus half-day ‘birthday’ holiday.

Closing date for applications is midday on Wednesday 17th January 2024.

Please email your CV, covering letter and completed application form to

Full job description and the role application form can be found at:

Please be aware that applicants will only be considered if they have submitted a CV, covering letter and completed application form.

Keating Chambers is fully committed to equality and diversity in both recruitment and the provision of services. The selection procedure is operated without discrimination, that is to say without regard to irrelevant considerations such as sex, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, religion or belief, or age. If you are disabled and require any adjustments at any stage, please inform us and we will try to accommodate your needs.