We are currently recruiting for a Legal Assistant for a 12 month contract commencing September 2021
DETAILS OF THE POSITION
This position does not require any prior specialist knowledge of construction law or experience of the construction industry. However, the role will be very demanding. As well as assisting members of Chambers with research for ongoing or contemplated proceedings, the successful candidate will assist in preparing presentations, lectures and articles relating to Chambers’ principal practice areas. The full job description is available via the link below.
Applicants should be motivated, able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, and manage several projects at any one time. Previous appointees have completed the BPTC or equivalent and this is regarded as highly desirable for the role. The ability to understand and analyse complex legal issues and to communicate clearly is essential. So too is a high level of competence with both online research tools (including Westlaw, Justis, Lawtel, BAILII and Construction Law Reports) and paper sources (such as Halsbury’s Laws/Statutes).
In return, Keating Chambers will offer the successful applicant a salary of c.29.5k p.a. and an interest-free loan to cover travelling expenses to and from work (if required) and pension scheme. In addition, the role will provide unrivalled exposure to areas of Chambers’ work and to leading practitioners involved in high profile work.
HOW TO APPLY
Application by email to Elaine Browne on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide a completed application form and covering letter, entering LEGAL ASSISTANT POSITION in subject of email by midday on Monday 14th June 2021. Each application should name two academic referees who will be contacted prior to any offer being made. It is anticipated that interviews will take place in Chambers late afternoon / early evening at the start of July 2021 and employment will commence early September by arrangement.
Keating Chambers is fully committed to equality and diversity in both recruitment and the provision of services. The selection procedure is operated without discrimination, that is to say without regard to irrelevant considerations such as sex, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, religion or belief, or age. If you are disabled and require any adjustments at any stage, please inform us and we will try to accommodate your needs.