Barristers Clerk Apprentice (Business Administration) Linenhall Chambers

A Level 3 Barristers Clerk Apprentice is required. A Barristers Clerk is responsible for managing the practices of the barristers in chambers. The clerking teams provide a crucial role in ensuring our barristers diaries and administration are managed efficiently. The clerks manage the whole process including fee negotiations. Duties include: entering of briefs, instructions, and correspondence on to chambers system.

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Closing date: 03 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00 to £23,795.20

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    8:30am – 5:30 pm Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    08 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assisting the Senior clerks with the day-to-day management of their Barrister teams.
  • Entering of briefs, instructions, and correspondence on to chambers system.
  • Monitoring of criminal court lists.
  • Monitoring and distribution of Chambers incoming emails.
  • Location and/or retrieval of the briefs from the case management system on a daily basis. 
  • General clerking duties and undertake additional duties as requested by clerks or members of chambers.
  • Work with billing team to create bills and billing schedules for Barristers work.
  • Represent Linenhall Chambers in a professional, efficient, courteous and friendly manner.
  • Act as an ambassador for Linenhall Chambers at all times. 
  • Comply at all times with chamber’s policies and procedures.
  • Take responsibility for own health and safety whilst at work and the health and safety of colleagues and customers.
  • Undertake any other duties that are determined as necessary for the needs of the business that are commensurate with the grade of the post.  

The training you will be getting

In-house training plus the candidate will follow a Level 3 Apprenticeship programme and study towards a Business Adminstration qualification.

This training will be structured and delivered by Cheshire College – South & West. If the candidate does not hold GCSE grades A-C (9-4) or equivalent, they will be required to complete a Level 2 Functional Skill in the relevant subject.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possible future permanent full-time position.
  • Progression to a level 3 qualifiction.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired

About the employer

Linenhall Chambers are a highly ranked set of barristers’ chambers based in Chester with an excellent track record in most major areas of law. Our team of over 70 barristers including nine King’s Counsel undertake work on behalf of professional clients including law firms, legal departments, businesses, public authorities and bodies across Wales, Cheshire, the North West, the Midlands and Yorkshire. Members also deal with direct access clients.


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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Sophie Cain


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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