Junior Clerk

Salary - £18,500 per annum

11 South Square



Deadline: 11th October 2019 5:00 pm

11 South Square is a leading barristers chambers specialising in all areas of intellectual property law. The set is made up of 7 Queen’s Counsel and 11 junior counsel, together with two leading Professors in the area of IP law. Many Members have extensive experience in science and industry enabling them to offer top quality advocacy and advice to their clients.

Our members frequently act in leading cases in the areas of intellectual property, information technology and media and have appeared in courts and tribunals of all levels in the UK and other jurisdictions throughout the world.

Chambers are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and ambitious junior barristers’ clerk to join our existing clerking team. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a professional, client focused approach, excellent team working and communication skills, strong IT skills, high attention to detail, the ability to follow protocols and a genuine interest in a career as a barristers’ clerk.

The applicant will have the following:

  • A minimum of 5 GCSE’s. including Mathematics and English
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A focus on excellent client care with a professional and service-orientated approach
  • Strong initiative and willingness to work in a pressurised environment

To apply for the role, please submit a covering letter and CV by email to sam@11southsquare.com. Alternatively, you are welcome to send a hard copy to Sam Fullilove, First Junior Clerk, 11 South Square, Gray’s Inn, London, WC1R 5EY. Applications will close at 5pm on Friday 11 October, although early applications are encouraged.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 6:30pm
High Court term time late rota: 9:30am – 7pm (one day per week)

Remuneration: £18,500 per annum
Holiday: 20 days per annum
Benefits: We offer season ticket loans for rail fares after successful completion of three probationary period (not including August)

The duties of the Junior Clerk are set out below and include those which may be assigned to you from time to time by your Line Manager.

Role and responsibilities are not limited to, but will include:

  • Assisting the more senior clerks in the conduct of their duties and the general administration of Chambers
  • Organising the distribution of the post and DX each morning
  • Taking post to the post office daily. Likewise with the DX
  • Delivering by hand, mail for members of chambers in the local area
  • Delivering skeleton arguments and authorities bundles to courts and other chambers
  • Taking documents to and from various courts and solicitor offices
  • Organising papers throughout chambers
  • Organising papers etc for offsite storage. Liaising with the shredding company and keeping the cellars in good order
  • Updating records on Lex
  • Organising internal and external storage areas and assisting with keeping a list of all documents stored
  • Photocopying and scanning/ printing of documents
  • Keeping all photocopiers and printers filled with paper in all areas. Daily check of all barrister floors and staff areas for paper, jams, toner, stationery supplies
  • Maintaining office supplies (including stationery, light bulbs and kitchen supplies)
  • Obtaining and compiling bundles of authorities / research on electronic subscriptions and at libraries / on website
  • Checking the Court List daily and informing personnel in relation to court listings and appointments
  • Undertaking personal duties for members of chambers when time allows
  • Assisting with the set-up of conference rooms
  • Assist with making refreshments for meetings
  • Ensuring that all members have the correct robes and when necessary organise laundry and dry cleaning
  • Clearing conference rooms and returning papers to barrister rooms
  • Assist the Clerks’ room as directed
  • Ordering and collecting lunches etc
  • Managing the books in Chambers including keeping accurate records of books owned. Collating and organising of the binding of book parts
  • Paying in cheques and dealing with petty cash as necessary
  • Booking couriers, taxis etc
  • Any other duties as directed