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Vacancy for Junior Barristers’ Clerk at Cathedral Chambers

Located in Newport, South Wales 

Cathedral Chambers, is seeking to recruit to the role of Junior Clerk. This important support role will suit someone seeking their first position in a professional legal services environment or those with some relevant experience.

Starting salary will begin at £19,500 per annum for 37.5 hours per week working hours 9.00am-5.30pm with the prospect of an increase in salary after a successful probation period.

The Person 

Suitable candidates will ideally be educated to A Level standard or above. They must demonstrate initiative and a willingness to work in a pressured environment. They must be well presented, with good communication skills and a structured and organised approach to the working environment. Previous experience of clerical or administrative roles or work involving customers or clients is desirable but not essential. 

The Role 

You will need to demonstrate an ability to perform across the following areas: 

    • Team working in a small tightly knit group 
    • Dealing with confidential family law matters 
    • Professional and courteous telephone manner 
    • Taking diary bookings on an electronic system 
    • Billing clients for Barristers Fees 
    • Chasing clients about unpaid Fees
    • Monitoring of stationery supplies 
    • Preparing and clerking conference rooms including rearranging furniture 
    • IT systems support including monitoring paper, toner and ink supplies 
    • Any other office-related tasks that may be required by the senior clerk 
    • Preparing external post and parcels and distributing incoming post and courier deliveries 
    • Storing boxes of documents, files and deliveries around chambers 
    • Printing and copying bundles if required 
    • Assisting Counsel with compiling electronic bundles 
    • Chasing electronic bundles / instructions from professional clients 
    • Stocking the kitchen and providing beverages to visiting clients and counsel 


    Applications by the 19th April 2022 to include a cv and short statement of your suitability for this appointment are to be sent to our Senior Clerk on with interviews being held on the 6th May 2022 

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