Equal Opportunities

Chambers’s Equal Opportunities Policy is applied when considering all applications.

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Fees clerk

We wish to recruit an experienced Fees Clerk with responsibility for billing and collecting fees primarily for criminal and family group members.  

The role involves the following duties;

  • General fees clerking for Members;
  • Billing and collection procedures for CPS and Defence graduated fees;
  • Billing and collection procedures for all Crown Court graduated fees (including division of fees when there is more than one Member involved);
  • Billing all family legally aided FAS fee claims;
  • Billing and collection procedures for VHCC family cases;
  • Running cases report to identify criminal cases without an indictment number;
  • Chasing collection of  private client fees;
  • Working with colleagues to develop and implement strategies to reduce aged debt;
  • Where problems arise, working with the Chambers Director and Members to address these in order to be able to recover fees;
  • Preparing a monthly list of defaulting solicitors for the Chambers Director and Members;
  • Providing some administrative support such as answering phones when needed by the clerks’ room

Chambers uses Meridian (MLC software) so experience with this software would be an advantage.

Please apply by sending a CV and covering letter to Clare Kelly (Chambers Director) at the address below.

Closing date for applications is 3 December 2019. Interviews will be held during the week commencing 9 December 2019.

Salary is in the range of £30,000 - £35,000 depending on experience.

Tenancy Applications

5 Pump Court is a busy and long-established common law set with enviable financial stability.

Due to a significant surplus of work and a desire to expand, we are looking for high quality practitioners across all  of our core areas of expertise: Civil, Crime and Family.

Applications are invited from established Civil practitioners, and across all levels of call from Criminal and Family practitioners.

Applications should be made by way of a CV and covering letter to recruitment@5pumpcourt.com

Alternatively please speak to our Chambers Director in confidence.

Twelve-month Pupillage

5 Pump Court is a successful common law set of chambers with three main practice teams: Criminal, Civil and Family. We are a friendly set and aim to make pupillage an instructive and enjoyable experience in which our pupils see a variety of work. To facilitate that, pupils will normally have three supervisors during the year.

Chambers is a member of the Pupillage Gateway. Please read the Pupillages Handbook or visit www.pupillagegateway.com. for further information about how to apply for a twelve-month pupillage at 5 Pump Court.

This year, 5 Pump Court seeks to recruit one pupil who can demonstrate a genuine desire to undertake pupillage in a common law chambers and one pupil who wishes to specialise in Crime.

Third Six Pupillage

We are actively recruiting for one or more Third Six pupils to cover a surplus of family work in relation to public and private law children cases, matrimonial finance and domestic abuse injunctions.  Third six pupils can expect to be in court every day.

Please apply by sending a letter of application to Rebecca Foulkes with a CV, copy of your last 3 months' work diary and any references that you may have available. Please use the following email address: rebeccafoulkes@5pumpcourt.com

Applications will be kept confidential.

Successful candidates will be selected on merit and in accordance with our equality and diversity policy.

This opportunity is also advertised at: https://www.barcouncil.org.uk/careers/third-six-vacancies-and-best-practice/

Closing date for applications is 1 December 2019.

Mini pupillage

A maximum of four one-week mini-pupillages will be offered each year and will take place during the summer.

Applicants must be either an undergraduate or graduate.

The application form and equal opportunities monitoring form should be completed and submitted between the 1st and the 31st December each year either by post or email to rebeccafoulkes@5pumpcourt.com.

Due to the volume of applications it is regretted that applications received outside this period will not be acknowledged or considered.

Successful applicants will be notified by the end of February.

A mini-pupillage is not a pre-requisite for pupillage but may assist a future application.


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