Public (Direct) Access Team Administrator

Garden Court Chambers is a large and dynamic Barristers' Chambers with a team of staff who provide the clerking, financial, marketing and administrative support for over 200 barristers.

We are a diverse set, specialising in all aspects of human rights and social welfare law, including crime, family law, housing, immigration, and civil law. We are based in a Grade 1 listed building in Lincoln's Inn Fields, close to Holborn tube station and a range of shops, bars and restaurants.

We are looking to recruit a conscientious and hardworking Public (Direct) Access Administrator in our Public Access team. 

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Garden Court Chambers is one of the largest and most successful barristers’ chambers in the UK. Following rapid expansion in recent years, we now have over 200 barristers supported by a busy operations team. We are recognised as leaders in criminal defence, civil liberties, housing, immigration, family and public law. Our passion for human rights and social justice has shaped the development of law in these areas over the last 40 years. This is reflected in our ground-breaking cases, which hit the news headlines every week. 

We are looking to recruit a conscientious and hardworking Public (Direct) Access Administrator in our Public Access team. 

Reporting to: Direct Access Team Solicitor

  • Undertaking all administration tasks in respect of Direct Access cases, including the financial aspects in terms of billing and collection
  • Following the process highlighted in the Direct Access Checklist (part of the Clerking Manual) at all times when dealing with Administration of Direct Access cases, including:
  • Drafting Client Care Letters based on instructions by the DA Team Solicitor
  • Liaising with barristers in finalising Client Care Letters
  • Undertaking all necessary checks such as ID checks and money laundering legislation compliance
  • Liaising with clients in relation to CCLs and payments

Person Specification

This role would be suitable for someone with experience in clerking, or a recent graduate.


  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Good IT skills (including Word and Excel)
  • Good client skills including excellent telephone manner

Salary, Benefits and Terms and Conditions

  • This position attracts a salary of £25,000 pa
  • Hours: 09:30-18:00 or 9.00-17.30 Monday-Friday with one hour for lunch (currently working from home)
  • Holidays: 25 days per annum pro rata (excluding bank holidays but including three days between Christmas and New Year)
  • Interest-free loan for travel card (after probation)
  • Pension, including a 5% employer's contribution after six months, and income-protection schemes

How to apply

To apply, please complete and return this application form and equality and diversity monitoring form to by 4pm on Wednesday 3rd August 2022.

Garden Court is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination and to encouraging diversity. Applications from ethnic minority and women candidates are particularly welcome. We seek to operate a fair recruitment process.

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