JOB TITLE: Family Clerk (Manchester)

REPORTS TO: Head of Family Team 

LOCATION: Manchester City Centre but may be required to travel to clients’ offices on occasion.

SALARY: £30,000 – £50,000

HOURS: 9am-5.30pm Monday – Friday with some hours outside this period and telephone coverage on a rota basis.

APPLICATION DATES: Applications to be received by 4pm on 5th July 2024.

Applications should be contained in a single PDF document. 

Interviews will take place in the w/c 15th July 2024 with a proposed start date of 2nd or 9th September 2024.

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To assist in the overall delivery of clerking services to the family team. To provide counsel and their clients with a comprehensive clerking service. To provide support and assistance in the training and development of junior clerks. 


1.1 Family Clerking Team 

To ensure the smooth running of the family clerking function by: 

  1. Managing the family diary on a day-to-day basis and dealing with all relevant correspondence (emails, phone calls etc.). 
  2. Organisation of the diary for delivery of briefs. 
  3. Telephone bookings of hearings and conferences. 
  4. Negotiating fees.
  5. Computer recording of briefs and instructions. 
  6. Billing of private and public family briefs/paperwork. 
  7. Informing members of Chambers of their commitments for the following day and noting the diary accordingly. 

1.2 Marketing and Networking 

To assist in the raising of the brand profile of Central Chambers by: 

  1. Assisting in marketing activities in and out of chambers – notifying the Head of the Family Team of new clients and possible leads. 
  2. Arranging of and attendance at Chambers seminars and events.

1.3 General 

  1. Ensuring the implementation of the EDI policy
  2. Promoting a culture of continuous improvement by personal example and quality of contribution. 
  3. Taking reasonable care for your health and that of other persons who may be affected by the performance of your duties.
  1. Accurate recording of information.
  2. Accurate information passed to members.
  3. Knowledge and application of fee schemes operated by the LAA.
  4. Agreement of all private fees prior to hearing based on correct factors.
  5. Work allocation to appropriate counsel in good time for work to be prepared.
  6. Work allocated to appropriate counsel avoiding conflict of interest and potential clashes where possible.
  7. Allocating work according to guidance on fair distribution of unallocated instructions, and fair promotion of all team members.

Please send all applications to, marked “Family Clerk Vacancy”. 

Please ensure that your covering letter and CV are in a single PDF document.