Junior Clerk

16 May 2024

SALARY: Competitive – London Living Wage
LOCATION: Central London

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JUNIOR CLERK

Cornerstone Barristers is an established leading set of chambers, having been in practice for over 125 years. Chambers has 65 members, including 15 silks, who are well known for their work in planning, property, public law, local government, housing, community care, licensing, regulatory law and commercial matters advising private and public sector clients.

Our friendly team of clerks is experienced and dedicated to providing high standards of service for clients and members. All of our clerks are expected to be familiar with the practices of all our barristers.

We are appointing a junior clerk who will play a vital role in supporting our barristers and Chambers’ clerking and administration team.

This is considered an entry level role and will provide the successful candidate with an excellent opportunity to gain the experience and skills necessary to develop a successful career within a friendly and supportive team.

Person Specification:

  • Articulate and able to demonstrate initiative and work as a team player;
  • Strong academic record (A level or equivalent minimum);
  • Perform tasks accurately and efficiently under pressure;
  • Prioritise workload and multi-task;
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written);
  • A positive “can do” attitude;
  • Have the ability to learn quickly and adapt to new processes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Delivering boxes and papers around Chambers and to Court;
  • Assisting with answering telephone calls and relaying accurate messages;
  • Entering data into our contact database;
  • Making travel arrangements;
  • Returning papers to solicitors;
  • Photocopying, printing, and helping to create court bundles;
  • Sorting and distributing incoming post and deliveries;
  • Dealing with outgoing post and delivery to the DX (document exchange) station and post office;
  • Managing chambers’ stationary requirements;
  • Ensuring printers/photocopiers remain operational at all times (including ensuring paper/ink/toner levels are maintained;
  • Providing general support to the clerking team.

Equality & Diversity Statement

Cornerstone Barristers are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to diversity amongst its staff and members. We therefore encourage and welcome applications from women, people of minority ethnic origin, people with disabilities and LGBT+ candidates, as well as candidates from other groups which are underrepresented in the legal sector.

Application

Application closing date is Friday, 31st May 2024, by 5:30 pm.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to the Senior Clerk, Elliot Langdorf on elangdorf@cornerstonebarristers.com. Please ensure your covering letter details your suitable experience and possible start date.