Recruitment

Farringdon Chambers Careers

Farringdon Chambers has an excellent reputation, and enjoys a very experienced but dynamic clerks room. We have a broad base of first class solicitors. Our workload is constantly expanding and consequently we are looking to recruit in 3 separate call brackets:

  • Squatters. We are looking to offer any successful application with a view to tenancy.
  • Junior tenants up to 5 years call. We are offering an opportunity which is ideal for those who are hoping to expand their experience and to significantly increase their work base. It offers the chance to take a practice to the next level.
  • Senior tenants. Ideally we are looking for those whose mainstay of practice is already serious and heavy weight cases with a significant body of cases of this type.

Please apply to recruitment@farringdon-law.co.uk All applications will be treated in confidence.

Second Junior Clerk Vacancy

Farringdon Chambers are recruiting a Second Junior Clerk with some experience. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who has ideally previously worked in a chambers environment and has a working knowledge of Lex or similar diary systems. The candidate must have a good work ethic and be reliable and able to work well within a team and on their own initiative. Billing experience would be useful. Please submit your CV to: recruitment@farringdon-law.co.uk

Closing date: 5pm Wednesday 1/6/22.

Salary: Circa £30-35,000 depending on experience.

Full Time Permanent Position.

Hours: 9 – 6 Monday – Friday

DUTIES TO INCLUDE:

  • To work under the direction of the Senior Clerk and first junior clerk, also with the officers of the company and with fellow clerks to ensure the smooth running of chambers.
  • To update and make entries in the Lex Diary System.
  • To collect/deliver the Document Exchange (DX) and to empty the post tray(s) when required.
  • To ensure that Chambers’ stationary, printer toner and refreshments are stocked and replenished.
  • To update chambers’ computer records as directed.
  • To ensure the smooth running of case invitations on DCS (Digital Case System).
  • To email/fax/scan case papers/documents to members of Chambers and professional clients as directed.
  • To greet and provide them with refreshments to clients both lay and professional.
  • To deal with email and telephone enquiries promptly and politely.
  • To undertake the duty of completing the company’s weekly financial spreadsheet in the absence of colleagues.
  • To undertake such other tasks as may reasonably by asked of you by the Senior Clerk or the officers of the company.

All tasks must be undertaken in accordance with Covid 19 protocols and government guidelines which are in force at the time.

Junior Clerk

Farringdon Chambers are recruiting a Junior Clerk to work alongside the clerking team in this office based role. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is keen and able to learn to work in a busy criminal chambers. A working knowledge of Lex or similar diary systems would be useful but training will be given. The candidate must be able to work well within a team and on their own initiative.

Duties to include:

  • To work under the direction of the Senior Clerk and other clerks, and also with the officers of the company to ensure the smooth running of chambers.
  • To update and make entries in the Lex Diary System, (upon training being given).
  • To collect/deliver the Document Exchange (DX) and to empty the post tray(s) when required.
  • To ensure that Chambers’ stationary, printer toner and refreshments are stocked and replenished.
  • To assist with the smooth running of case invitations on DCS (Digital Case System).
  • To email/fax/scan case papers/documents to members of Chambers and professional clients as directed.
  • To greet and provide them with refreshments to clients both lay and professional.
  • To deal with email and telephone enquiries promptly and politely.
  • To inform service users of their court listings for the next working day.
  • To undertake such other tasks as may reasonably by asked of you by the Senior Clerk or the officers of the company.

All tasks must be undertaken in accordance with Covid 19 protocols and government guidelines which are in force at the time.

Please submit your CV to: recruitment@farringdon-law.co.uk

Closing date: Friday 27/5/22
Salary: Circa £21,000
Full Time Permanent Position
Hours: 08:30 / 9am – 17:30 / 6pm Monday – Friday

Mini-Pupillage Policy

Farringdon Chambers welcomes application for mini-pupillage. We are committed to improving access to the Bar from all under-represented groups. We will consider all applications for mini-pupillage on a case by case basis.

Chambers offers unfunded placements which will run from between 2 – 5 days, depending on the availability of both Counsel and applicant.

All applications must be submitted in writing and will be assessed according to the following criteria:

  • The applicant will be required to demonstrate an awareness and understanding of Chambers work;
  • The academic ability of the applicant;
  • The applicant’s drafting skills, which will be best demonstrated by their covering letter and any accompanying CV;
  • The applicant’s public speaking and/or advocacy experience and any additional skills which have particular relevance to work at the Criminal Bar.

Applications will be assessed against our overarching aims of promoting access to the bar and equal opportunity. We particularly encourage applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, and from those with non-traditional backgrounds, including those who are underrepresented at the Bar. We actively seek to provide an opportunity for those who have had little exposure to the Criminal Bar. We ask that applicants to whom this may apply, outline any relevant information in their covering letter.

Places on this scheme will only be offered to those aged 18 years and above.

In order to apply please send CV and cover letter to recruitment@farringdon-law.co.uk, stating the exact dates mini-pupillage is sought.

How does it work?

  • Our usual approach is to review written applications from prospective tenants and then call in candidates for a single interview before a panel.
  • We may also take up references.
  • If you are successful in your application for tenancy, you will be contacted within 48 hours of your interview.
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