Members of Devereux are supported by an experienced and enthusiastic team of practice managers, assistant practice managers and business services staff. We are known for our friendly workplace culture and professional work ethic.
Assistant Practice Manager
Chambers is seeking applications for the role of Assistant Practice Manager. The position involves general clerking and administration duties on behalf of an appointed team of barristers, working alongside a Practice Manager and Deputy Practice Manager.
On a day-to-day basis, the role will involve advising solicitors on the availability of counsel, diary management, fee negotiation, liaising with court staff to obtain listings and to fix hearing dates, logging receipt of papers and arranging conferences.
The successful candidate will contribute to the smooth running of their appointed team of barristers, liaising on a regular basis with clerking colleagues, reporting to their Practice Manager/Deputy Practice Manager, and working closely with all members and support staff.
We are looking for confident, client friendly candidates, with 3+ years’ experience as diary clerk, excellent communication skills, a focused and proactive approach, and a minimum of 5 GSCE's at A-C (or equivalent).
A detailed job description is available here.
To apply for this position, please follow the link below to complete and upload your application form and covering letter, explaining your suitability for the role, directly to the Devereux recruitment portal.
Please note that only those applications submitted on a Devereux application form, via the Devereux portal, will be considered.
Applications close at midday on Friday, 1 September 2023.
Interviews may begin prior to the deadline.
Devereux is an equal opportunities employer and is fully committed to providing equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination on grounds of race, colour, ethnic or national origins, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age and disability.
Devereux encourages applications from disabled people. All disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for any position advertised will be interviewed and will be considered on their experience and skills set required for the role.
Occasionally employment vacancies arise, at which time we recruit from within and via external advertising. Should you wish to enquire about potential job opportunities with Chambers, please contact Jacki Muirhead, Director of Operations.
Work Experience for School Pupils
We welcome school pupils on work experience programmes who are looking to gain an insight into a career in the legal sector. Our work experience programme is predominantly shadowing and assisting the clerking team. There may be an opportunity for school pupils to spend time with our finance and marketing teams, however this will depend on a variety of factors and cannot be guaranteed.
We do not offer barrister shadowing outside of our mini-pupillage programme. School pupils are not eligible for mini-pupillages. It may be possible to take school pupils to a court or tribunal hearing during their time with us, but again this will depend on a variety of factors and cannot be guaranteed.
We only have a limited number of work experience spaces available each year. Some of the work is likely to be physical in nature, so please let us know if this will present any difficulty and we will make reasonable adjustments.
For more information, please email Jo Keable, Operations Manager.
Find A Barrister
"The clerks are exceptionally good and very responsive"
Chambers UK Bar 2020