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9 KBW has a vacancy for a Practice Manager, to join our clerking team from January 2023.

Salary £35/40K for the right person dependent upon experience

24 days annual leave plus all public holidays.

Deadline for applications has been extended to  January 13th 2023, but as this is a post we wish to fill in the near future, early applications are encouraged and we will commence first round interviewing in advance of the deadline.

9 KBW is a long established, well regarded and very busy Criminal, Regulatory and Immigration set.

Our current workload means that our clerking team are dealing with incoming work of the highest calibre including leading work for both prosecution and defence, work at Level 4 for the CPS and regulatory cases where hearings are in regard to complex, sensitive and exceptional allegations. We have recently been very successful in applications to upgrade in the latest CPS Advocate Panel exercise.

Our members have a wealth of experience of both leading and junior work, at senior level, and we are rapidly expanding our junior team, having recently taken on another four new members and three new pupils.

Currently we are the busiest we have ever been in terms of incoming work and the recruitment of new members. We have also recently taken on a Practice Assistant to ensure that we can efficiently manage the level of diary work and accompanying billing.

We are looking for a Practice Manager, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the job responsibilities set out below and who is fully conversant with, and confident in, the management of Chambers diary, fee billing and assisting the Senior Clerk with the practice management of members.

Experience of criminal clerking is essential and regulatory and immigration experience is desirable, but not essential. Chambers undertakes instructions from Direct Public Access clients and knowledge of this type of work is also desirable, but not essential, as training can be provided through both the Bar Council training courses and by our highly experienced Senior Clerk.

Applicants must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication abilities.

A basic knowledge of GDPR management is desirable. However all Chambers staff undertake GDPR Certification and it is not therefore essential.

A full detailed Job Description is available on request. The main responsibilities are set out below;

Job Responsibilities

• Diary management for all members and pupils; booking and managing cases in Criminal, Regulatory, Immigration and Direct Public Access matters.

• Management of general fee billing and collection.

• Assisting the Senior Clerk with the management of member practices.

• Assisting the Tenancy and Pupillage Committee with the recruitment of Tenants and Probationary Tenants

• Marketing Chambers at seminars and through our “OIC Roadshow”

Applications should be made to christine@9kbw.com by way of CV and covering letter, setting out experience to date and the details of two referees. Referees will only be asked to provide written references in the event that an interview is offered.

If you would like a confidential discussion about this role, or any aspect of Chambers services, please contact Dave Fardon Senior Clerk and he will be very happy to discuss with you what we can offer to the right applicant. You can contact him on 020 7353 9564 or dave.fardon@9kbw.com

Chambers is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Copies of Chambers Equality and Diversity Policies and our Dignity at Work Policy, are set out on our website and other policies are available on request