Staff Vacancies

Civil Fees Clerk 9 St John Street Chambers


Reporting to: Senior Fees Clerk
Hours of work:
08:30 - 17:00
Starting salary: £22K – £24k Per Annum dependent on experience
Location: Manchester

9 St John Street is a leading set of barristers based in Manchester compromising of 10 King's Counsel and 100 Juniors. A vacancy has arisen for a Fees Clerk to join the team on a full-time basis.

Experience of fee collection in a barrister’s chambers or legal environment is preferred.

Benefits Package

In terms of the benefits that you will receive whilst you are employed by 9SJS, they are as follows:

  • 25 days holiday, plus bank/public holidays.
  • Following successful completion of your probationary period, we will offer you a hybrid working arrangement – this can be discussed and agreed with your Line Manager.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan Scheme
  • Proactive approach to your learning and development
  • Chambers Pension Scheme through workplace pension
  • Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family
  • Private Medical Insurance

Job Description

  • Responsibility for fee collection for Chambers as part of a team;
  • Discussing and chasing aged debt for the individual Barristers;
  • Liaising with individual Barristers to identify debts which require special attention;
  • Identifying troublesome debt and discussing with Management;
  • Liaising with Solicitors to resolve outstanding debt;
  • Dealing with incoming mail/e-mail relating to fees;
  • Dealing with any fee reductions, processing of cheques and BACS payments, interim payments and success fee reductions.

Please apply by emailing a CV and covering letter to James Edge at

Closing date for applications - 4pm on Monday 4th September 2023

9 St John Street Chambers is an equal opportunities employer


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