Managing the Return to Work in Chambers when it is necessary to do so 

Read the latest guidelines from the Bar Council, LPMA and IBC COVID-19 Working Group

dated 13 May 2020 6


We provide staff recruitment solutions, consultancy, staff training, Chambers Fees collection and billing services, facilities for barristers, barristers chambers and law firms across the UK.

Our services save time and enhance performance. 

Chambers Recruitment 

Staff recruitment  for permanent, temporary, full time, part-time, and contract jobs in barristers' chambers across the UK. Saving the clerks team precious time. 

Chambers Consultants

Our consultants have a wealth of experience in providing professional support services for barristers and chambers across the UK.

Chambers Training

Training for staff in barristers' chambers including basic introduction to the legal profession, the law court system, diary and practice management techniques, as well as fees training.

Chambers Fees

Providing an outsourced billing and fee collection services to barristers' chambers. Experienced staff can provide a solution to any situation 

Chambers Support
Providing experienced support services for barristers, clerks and chambers across the UK.

Chambers People Services
Employment Opportunities Summary


  • Our client chambers are making many staff redundant as we approach the end of the period of government furlough financial support that employers have been receiving.


  • As most barristers have not been able to work in the courts for many months, they have earned very little and in some cases nothing at all.


  • Barristers pay a percentage or levy of their income to their chambers for the operational and running costs including staff.


  • If the barristers have not been earning money, chambers also has had no money coming in.


  • Chambers rely on income from the barristers to pay for staff etc. so redundancies have become inevitable.


  • However, in order to survive, chambers need to provide services to their clients and their barrister members.


  • The courts are re-opening so barristers will start earning money for appearances again.


  • We are confident that our client chambers will have to take on staff when their finances are more stable. Things will change! 

We advise you to visit the Chambers People website from time to time to see whether we have posted new opportunities for employment in client chambers.

 In the meantime, stay safe, and please keep in contact.


Public Access Clerk

Required for regional

Barristers Chambers

Salary on Application to Chambers People



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Barristers’ Clerk required for Specialist Barristers’ Chambers in London


Remuneration details on application to Chambers People


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Are you in a barristers’ chambers at the moment and considering

a move? 


 Contact Chambers People today for advice on career progression

Candidates for Junior Clerk posts in barristers required.

Temporary, contract, permanent posts available.

Remuneration from £18,000 per annum.

Some posts paid at the London Living Wage e.g. circa £21,000.


Chambers People for details.





Job Type: 

Permanent or part-time

Between £25,000 and £40,000 depending on experience

We recruit staff for permanent, temporary, full time, part-time, and contract jobs in Barristers' chambers across the UK. Saving the clerks team precious time so that they can get on with the busy role of clerking.


Save even more time and join our mailing list for the newest job vacancies direct to your inbox. 

  • Barristers' clerks at senior, junior & starter level

  • Fees clerks 

  • Data entry & credit control, 

  • Administration and finance staff

  • Marketing staff

  • Reception & front of house staff, 

  • Post room staff

  • Housekeepers, hospitality & catering staff, 

  • Personal administrators

  • Personal assistants.


At No5 we have worked with Martin Poulter and Chambers People for two decades. We have found his insight in the recruitment market invaluable and have benefited from the quality of candidates he has sourced for us.

In addition Chambers People have provided No5 with first class staff training modules that have been richly rewarding for the members of staff and ultimately to our business.

Tony McDaidChief Executive & Director of Clerking, No5 Barristers' Chambers

Stephen Penson, Senior Practice Manager, 3 Verulam Buildings

"For many years now, Martin and team have helped Chambers recruit and train our staff.  They have taken the time to get to understand Chambers model and applied their expertise so that over many recruitment campaigns, 3VB has reaped the rewards"


 "Chambers People have sound knowledge of the business of Chambers and as experts in their field are proficient in finding the right candidate with the particular skills that we at No5 look for"


Sandra Astbury Office Manager, No5 Chambers


"Interviewing prospective candidates is very time consuming process, from the initial selection to the final package negotiations Martin and his team’s guidance and support were invaluable.

James Shortall, Senior Clerk, 29 Bedford Row


Our team

Martin Poulter : Director of Chambers People

Martin started in the legal profession in 1977 as a junior clerk, then later became a successful Senior Barristers' Clerk and Chambers Director. He has experience of all aspects of running a barristers' chambers - diary and practice management, financial management, business development and marketing, staff, compliance and business administration.

This varied experience has been key in the success of Chambers People, started in 2002. 


Former barristers clerk and marketing assistant in a leading chambers’ in Lincoln’s Inn, Clare is now assisting Martin Poulter with financial administration at Chambers People. 

Helen Shortall

Helen designed our branding and manages our website. Helen is also our digital consultant. Ensuring that we are up to speed with our digital marketing, web content and social media platforms.



We are proud to part of the

Covid -19 Legal Taskforce 

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We are delighted to announce that John Charles Charlick and Alan Brewer have joined Chambers People as consultants. Both are highly respected and well connected individuals, and will assist with all of our projects. Chambers People has been providing services the Bar and law firms since 2002. The addition of John and Alan will enhance our team and benefit candidates and clients. An exciting start to 2020!

We have moved....just a few doors away and still in the heart of Fleet Street! 

Bouverie House, Suite 209

154 - 160 Fleet Street,



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Chambers People


Bouverie House, Suite 209,

154 - 160 Fleet Street,



Tel:  020 7583 2401

The Nottingham Office,

Gothic House,

Barker Gate,



Tel: 0115 933 8323

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