Vacancy No 1296

Practice Assistant Vacancy (Junior Clerk)

Salary: c £23,000

Our client, Tanfield Chambers, based in London, is a modern set of chambers whose members pride themselves on providing the best possible level of service to its clients, and the chambers is recognised as a leading, forward-looking set.

Tanfield Chambers is a specialist property set with related expertise in commercial disputes, banking & mortgages and enfranchisement, and operates from member-owned premises just outside Gray’s Inn.

The set has a strong reputation in the market for being approachable and responsive, and both barristers and clerks feature repeatedly in Chambers UK and Legal 500.

Tanfield Chambers are looking to recruit a Practice Assistant to join their team.

The successful candidate will be conscientious, hard-working and enthusiastic, and will be capable of working as part of a team as well as initiative.

This role is ideal for someone who is interested in starting a career as a barristers’ clerk.

Duties will include:

  • Sorting and dealing with incoming and outgoing DX and post

  • Dealing with incoming and outgoing emails and faxes

  • Transportation of documents to and from court (including lodging documents)

  • Photocopying and preparing bundles for court

  • Assist maintaining office supplies

  • Liaising with courts to check listings

  • Recording incoming and outgoing papers (briefs/instructions) on the Lex system

  • Answering telephone calls and assisting clients with enquiries where appropriate (in time and subject to performance this will also include booking cases into the pupil/junior barristers’ diaries)

  • Cover reception when required

Workplace pension & health care will be provided after the successful completion of a 6-month probation period along with interest free travel loan.

Tanfield Chambers is an equal opportunities employer

Full job description and candidate criteria details are available on request

Call 020 7583 2401 or email:

This is an exclusive Chambers People assignment.

All third-party applications and enquiries direct to chambers will be referred to Chambers People

Closing date for applications:

Friday 13th May 2022