A Barrister's Clerk Is Responsible For Running The Administration And Business Activities Of A Barrister's Chambers. The Role Is Integral To The Success Of A Set Of Chambers, Both As A Legal Practice And As A Business.
Barristers' Clerks Must Be Familiar With Court Procedures And Etiquette And They Also Develop An Expertise In The Type Of Law Undertaken By Their Chambers.
This Demanding But Rewarding Role Requires A Combination Of Commercial Acumen, Legal Knowledge And Strong Interpersonal Skills. The Term 'clerk' Is Historical And Does Not Accurately Reflect The Level Of Responsibility, Coordination Of Workload, Marketing And Financial Management Undertaken. As A Result, Clerks In Some Chambers May Have Other Job Titles, Such As Practice Assistant Or Assistant Practice Manager.
The role is very varied and can range from basic clerical work to complicated fee negotiation. Key areas of activity cover:
For a junior barrister's clerk in particular
Other typical activities vary according to the level at which you are working, but may involve:
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