Junior Clerk

Junior Clerk

Job details

Organisation: Fountain Court Chambers

Website: https://www.fountaincourt.co.uk/

Location: London

Salary: LLW salary of £29,061 per annum plus a discretionary annual bonus

Closing date: 25th July 2024

Job description

As a result of promotions, we a recruiting for a Junior Clerk.

  • Full-time permanent position (42.5 hours per week) between 8am – 7pm (on a rota system).
  • LLW salary of £29,061 per annum plus a discretionary annual bonus, auto-enrolment
    pension scheme (with above minimum employer contribution) and a comprehensive
    benefits package.
  • Six-month probationary period.
  • Interest-free season ticket loan from start date.
  • Minimum of 28 days’ annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays) increasing by one day per full
    year worked.

Responsible to

Senior Clerk / Team Leader

The role

Fountain Court Chambers is a leader in commercial disputes, regulatory investigations and
commercial crime. As one of the most prominent commercial sets, we provide advocacy and
advisory services in the UK and overseas on a wide range of areas.

Our clerks and junior clerks are widely recognised as some of the best in the industry for a variety
of reasons. They pride themselves on their organisation, dedication and ability to quickly respond to
urgent requests.

Junior clerking is considered the entry level role to clerking, providing the foundations for a future,
more senior career, delivering support services to barristers and Chambers’ clerking and
administrative support teams. Opportunities to gain familiarity with the priorities of the clerks’ room
is an important part of the career development of a junior clerk, achieved through mentoring from
the main clerking team.

Main duties

  • Researching and printing authorities (primarily from Chambers or the Inn Libraries) and
    assembling of authorities bundles.
  • Lodging authorities and skeleton arguments to the courts and tribunals. Court work may
    also involve arranging for orders to be sealed.
  • Transporting files to/from court and tribunals, and other collections and deliveries as
  • Logging receipt and arranging returns of boxes from/to solicitors.
  • Answering and handling incoming calls.
  • Handling all incoming/outgoing post/deliveries.

Essential experience/skills for the role

  • You will need a strong academic record, to include A level or equivalent qualifications (we
    will accept predicted A level grades).
  • As ambassadors for Chambers and to maintain the exemplary industry-wide reputation our
    clerking team has, you will need excellent communication skills (both oral and written).
  • You will need to be a proactive problem-solver, be tenacious and be able to deal with
    pressurised situations.
  • It is essential that you have an understanding of, and commitment to, equal opportunities.
  • You will need the ambition to build a career in clerking.
    The junior clerking role involves a lot of physical activity* such as taking barristers and their
    files/papers/reference books to court.


To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter outlining why you believe you are suitable for the
role to recruitment@fountaincourt.co.uk. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 25
July 2024
. If your application is successful, you will be invited to attend an interview shortly thereafter.

We are committed to improving diversity at the Commercial Bar. We therefore encourage
applicants to complete this equality and diversity questionnaire which enables us to analyse and
promote diversity. All answers are provided on an anonymous basis and will not contribute to the
outcome of any application.

Fountain Court Chambers believes in and promotes equal and fair treatment for all. We are
committed to creating an inclusive culture and addressing any inequality in all aspects of our
business. We strive to recruit and retain talented individuals from all walks of life, to adopt best
practice and to reduce the risk of unconscious bias. We actively encourage applications from
under-represented groups.

Where this presents a barrier, we may be able to provide assistance, so please speak with us