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Criminal and Family Fees Clerk 9 St John Street Chambers


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

Job Title: Criminal and Family Fees Clerk
Reporting to: Senior Fees Clerk
Hours of work: 08:30 - 17:00
Starting salary: Dependant on experience
Location: Manchester
Holiday entitlement: 25 days per annum in addition to public holidays


Main responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring efficient and streamlined fees systems for Chambers as part of a team
  • Billing defence graduated fees in accordance with the correct scheme using the LAA online portal.
  • Billing prosecution graduated fees in accordance with the relevant CPS Graduated Fee Manual of Guidance and correct scheme.
  • Billing and collection of Family Graduated and VHCC Fees
  • Processing of payments
  • General administrative duties.
  • Dealing with incoming mail/e-mails relating to fees;

The successful candidate will be used to dealing with high volumes of information and working to deadlines, highly organised, numerate and professional, with a can-do approach to work. Calm under pressure, punctual, reliable and flexible and a supportive team player.
Those applying should preferably have experience of billing or fee chasing within a Barristers Chambers or other legal environment.

Please apply by emailing a CV and covering letter to

Closing date for applications – 4pm on Thursday 22nd September 2022

9 St John Street Chambers is an equal opportunities employer


Criminal Clerk – Team Leader 9 St John Street Chambers


9 St. John Street Chambers has a vacancy for an experienced clerk. The successful candidate will be expected to lead our established and busy junior criminal clerking team where the primary responsibilities will be to facilitate the smooth running of the daily criminal team diary and assist the Senior Criminal Clerk with the marketing and practice development of its members. Excellent communication skills as well as the ability to work under pressure are essential qualities. Experience of working in a Barristers Chambers is essential.

To encourage applications from outside of the North West, Chambers would be willing to pay a relocation package which would be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Applications in writing with covering letter and CV to Rachel Swift, Chambers Manager, 9 St John Street, Manchester, M3 4DN, or by email to by Friday 28th October 2022.

Salary negotiable dependent on experience. A copy of the job description is available on request.

9 St John Street operates an Equality and Diversity Policy and is committed to fair recruitment based on merit


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