Closing Date: Wednesday, 6 December 2023 at 12:00pm (noon) Contract: Full time (42.5 hours per week) and permanent Salary: £30,000 plus benefits Location:
Interview Date: Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th December (please keep free) Start Date: ASAP / depending upon any notice period The Organisation: 39 Essex Chambers
39 Essex Chambers is a leading barristers' chambers with offices in London, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Chambers is made up of 161 barristers, of whom 56 are King's Counsel, along with a staff team of 51.
Our barristers work in a wide range of sectors and practice areas of law, specialising in Commercial, Construction, Civil Liability, Sport, Planning, Environment, Property and Planning, Environment and Property Law. We work throughout the UK and internationally.
In all of our work we aim to provide an excellent, efficient service to all of our clients, giving sound practical advice and explaining legal issues in clear terms. We are friendly, approachable and work as a team with our clients and their other professional advisers. Our barristers and staff are committed to equality and fairness in all aspects of their work and to ensuring everyone we deal with is treated with dignity and respect.
The Role: Assistant Practice Manager - Planning, Environment and Property Law
This is a new role in our Planning, Environment and Property Law team. Reporting to a Senior Practice Manager, you will provide a full range of practice management and administrative support including diary and fee management.
This is a fabulous opportunity for someone wanting to advance or pursue a practice management career. You may have previous experience in a barristers' chambers or other professional services environment, or be a bright graduate looking to start your career.
What our staff think
"I have loved working here and the clerks' room is the best clerks' room I have worked in both in terms of the calibre of the staff and just how nice everyone is. It really is a wonderful place to work."
"I have never joined an organisation where so many people have welcomed me so warmly and made me feel at home, both at the Christmas Party and today. It was lovely to be thanked for attending the party."
"The staff team really make 39, I have never worked in a Chambers quite like it. I really enjoy work and I have made great friends. I would also like to say how friendly and accommodating the senior staff are - they are very approachable and supportive."
"I have been very happy at 39. It is a unique chambers - everyone is so nice, there is always someone to speak to, and it's great socially. There is no other set like it and it's really nice to work here."
"A very unique aspect of Chambers is the support for career development. Chambers cares about this and is very accommodating. It's something I've really appreciated. It also has a lovely culture that I've really enjoyed".
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39 Essex Chambers is an equal opportunities employer