39 Essex Chambers is a legal services provider. We help our clients by providing legal advice to them and representing them in courts and tribunals. Our staff team support our team of 182 barristers and arbitrators in enabling this to happen. We act for clients domestically and internationally. We have offices in London, Singapore and Malaysia but we are not an enormous organisation. We have a staff team of about 43 people. With smaller teams we really get to know and understand everyone working with us. You will have the opportunity in a smaller team to do a wider range of work and build your experience more widely than you would in a larger organisation.
Our culture is open, supportive and caring. We are friendly and give all of our staff the opportunity to develop and grow on their own path. We trust our staff team with responsibility and are open to everyone’s ideas about their own futures and how to take the business forward.
Whilst we work hard, we believe in a proper work/life balance and we try hard to make sure that work is enjoyable. We communicate openly and socialise together. We have come up with some innovative ways to ensure that this continues in Lockdown and worked hard to make sure that we have understood the needs of everyone in our team and that they have felt supported.
Our London office is in the heart of legal London, on Chancery Lane, close to the Royal Courts of Justice and Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Chambers is easy to get to by tube, train and bus. We have a cycle to work scheme and very modern shower and bike storage facilities.
What our staff think
“The staff team really make 39, I have never worked in a Chambers quite like it. I really enjoy work and I have made great friends. I would also like to say how friendly and accommodating the senior staff are – they are very approachable and supportive.”
“The clerks’ room is the best clerks’ room I have worked in both in terms of the calibre of the staff and just how nice everyone is. It really is a wonderful place to work.”
“A very unique aspect of Chambers is the support for career development. Chambers cares about this and is very accommodating. It’s something I’ve really appreciated. It also has a lovely culture that I’ve really enjoyed.”
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