Date Added: 13 September 2021
: 30 September 2021
Job Title: Assistant to a Barrister
Working For: A Barrister at Doughty Street Chambers
Salary: A minimum of £15 per hour, dependent on experience
Length of Contract: Self-employed
Vacancy for a self-employed assistant to a civil barrister at Doughty Street Chambers.
The barrister’s work is centred around media and human rights, including cases of political significance and a focus on disability rights. The barrister is disabled, and engages assistants to support them in managing their disabilities as part of their fast paced and complex practice.
The work will be located at both Doughty Street Chambers and at the barrister’s home office in Hackney.
Key duties and responsibilities:
1. Supporting the barrister in their case work including intensive case preparation, document management and research, and accessing and collating materials;
2. Attending court, conferences and professional meetings, including arranging access and other adjustments, and note taking and communication with legal team/clients;
3. Assisting with IT set up and management (in Chambers and at their home) including set up for remote video court hearings and conferences;
4. Keeping track of projects and deadlines, and supporting the barrister in complex time management, including the sensitive and appropriate prioritisation of multiple and competing demands.
Closing Date: 30 September 2021
Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.
Ad hoc shifts are available immediately on a self-employed basis, including regular evening work and some weekend work, with the potential for a role working at least 3 days a week.
Applications consisting of a CV and covering letter, or any requests for further information about the role (including a person specification), should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so you are encouraged to apply early.