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Family Assistant Practice Manager

With                St Ives Chambers 
Location          Birmingham
Salary              Competitive
Closing Date   26th May 2017

St Ives Chambers 
Family Assistant Practice Manager

St Ives is a Birmingham based Chambers proud of its reputation for excellence in all areas of advocacy and advisory work which continues to grow locally and nationally. We aim to provide the highest quality service possible to our lay and professional clients at all times.

An opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Practice Manager to join the Family Clerking Team.

Candidates must be a confident communicator, conscientious, hard-working and enthusiastic, highly organised and having attention to detail. You must be capable of working as part of a team as well as using own initiative. Experience of Lex or Meridian software would be an advantage.

The successful candidates will report to the Family Practice Manager, the main responsibilities for the post are:
• Assist the Practice Manager in all aspects of clerking 
• Assist in the marketing of the family team 
• Maintain and develop effective relationships with solicitors, clients and court staff 
• Assist with managing the practices of the family team 
• Assist with managing the family barristers’ diaries 
• Negotiate fees with clients 
• Assist with billing of family team including Family Graduated Fees and Fixed Advocacy Fees 
• Working with the Legal Aid Agencies Case Cost Management system (CCMS) 
• Liaising with clients, court staff , Legal Aid Agency and chambers fees clerks 
• Gaining and maintaining a full working knowledge of Legal Aid Agency Fee Regulations 
• Liaising with Solicitors and the Legal Aid Agency in relation to cost/documentation queries 
• Dealing and solving issues resulting from rejected claims by the Legal Aid Agency 
• Dealing with incoming calls and responding to requests efficiently.

If you would like to apply for these positions please send your CV and covering letter detailing your current salary and salary expectations via email to: Jackie.maskew@stiveschambers.co.uk

St Ives Chambers is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Family Finance Practice Manager

With                St Ives Chambers
Location          Birmingham
Salary              Competitive 
Closing Date   26th May 2017

St Ives Chambers
Family Finance Practice Manager

St Ives is a Birmingham based Chambers proud of its reputation for excellence in all areas of advocacy and advisory work which continues to grow locally and nationally. We aim to provide the highest quality service possible to our lay and professional clients at all times.

Following a strategic business review St Ives’ chambers has a newly created position of Family Finance Practice Manager who will join our busy clerking team. We are ideally looking for individuals with experience in an established clerking or otherwise similar role.

Candidates must have experience of delivering practice management and business development services to a high standard and possess strong communication and interpersonal skills. They will be hard-working and enthusiastic, conscientious, highly organised and possess a keen eye for detail. They must be capable of working as part of a team as well as using own initiative. Experience of Lex or Meridian software would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will report to the Chambers Director, and the main responsibilities for the position are:
• Day to day practice management and development of the individual barristers 
• Business development and marketing strategies for the family finance team 
• Liaise with solicitors, other professional clients and public access clients 
• Maintain and develop effective relationships with solicitors, clients and court staff 
• Report to the Heads of Group on a regular basis 
• Be part of the management team and report on a regular basis 
• Promote and market the family finance team 
• Management of the Assistant Practice Manager 
• Negotiate fees with clients and efficient billing 
• Deal with incoming calls and responding to requests efficiently. 
• Work with the Legal Aid Agencies Case Cost Management system (CCMS) 
• Deal with court staff , Legal Aid Agency and chambers fees clerks 
• Gain and maintain a full working knowledge of Legal Aid Agency Fee Regulations
• Liaise with Solicitors and the Legal Aid Agency in relation to cost/documentation queries  

If you would like to apply for the position please send your CV and covering letter detailing your current salary and salary expectations via email to: Jackie.maskew@stiveschambers.co.uk

St Ives Chambers is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Equality and Diversity

St Ives Chambers is committed to the implementation and promotion of equality and diversity principles and equal opportunities. We recognise the importance of the Bar being seen to be fair and non-discriminatory and to be open to all, regardless of social, economic or educational background or circumstances. Underlying this policy is our intention that every individual should be accorded equal and fair opportunity and respect and be judged on merit and ability alone, free from judgments or treatment based on prejudice or assumptions of collective characteristics. Click here to view our Equality and Diversity Policy.

Equality and Diversity Officer: Mark Cooper

Deputy Equality and Diversity Officer: Justine Lattimer

Diversity Data Publication

The Bar Standards Board requires that a summary of the Diversity Data submitted by the members of Chambers and staff be published on our website every three years. Click here to view a summary of our 2015 data.

Click here to view our policy on the collection and use of Diversity Data.

Data Collection Officer: Mark Cooper

Disability and Accessibility

St Ives Chambers premises are compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act and we are willing to make any reasonable adjustment you may need when visiting or contacting us.

Diversity at the Bar

St Ives Chambers is fully committed to diversity within all aspects of the Bar, whether you are a tenant, pupil, employee, judge, solicitor or anyone else involved with the work of the Bar. For example, Chambers is proud to support FreeBar, a network for everyone at the Bar who believes in quality for LGBT+ individuals. For more information, please email info@freebar.co.uk.

St Ives Chambers is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

 

 

 

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