39 Essex Chambers

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 180 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 35 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.


Current Opportunities

We are currently recruiting for the following vacancies:

The closing date for applications has now passed. We may not be able to respond to every application individually.  You will however receive an automatic reply to your email acknowledging receipt of your application.

Applications will be subject to a paper sift and then a short list of candidates will be invited to interview.  If you don’t hear from us, you will not have got through to the interview stage. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to give feedback at the application stage.

We would like to meet you in person if possible so interviews will be conducted in person at our London office.  If this is not possible then we will arrange to conduct the interviews by zoom.

The interview process will be around 2 hours – it will consist of a number of short exercises and then an interview panel.  The best way to prepare for the interview is to read the job description and person specification and your application in full.  You should also research Chambers and consider why you would like the job and why you want to work for us.   Whilst it is a formal process there will be lots of opportunities for you to ask questions and hopefully get a feel for the atmosphere at 39 Essex Chambers.


The Recruitment Timetable

Opening date:                   7th July at 1200 (noon)

Closing date:                    28th July at 1200 (noon)

Interviews:                       16th , 17th , 18th August (please ensure that you are available)

Start date:                        ASAP (and depending upon any notice period).


Successful Candidates

We will let you know within a couple of days if you have been successful.  We will discuss with you starting date, referees and we will do a right to work check.  There will be an offer letter and contract of employment sent to you.

We will also try and meet up with you informally before your start date – we are very close to both overland and underground stations, so it is easy to reach us.

When you start, you will have your own personalised induction programme and full training will be given.


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We strive to be an equal opportunities employer are opportunities committed to diversity amongst our staff and members, including supporting flexible working. We encourage and welcome applications from women, people of minority ethnic origin, people with disabilities and LGBT+ candidates, as well as candidates from other groups which are underrepresented in the legal sector.  We will make reasonable adjustments to enable disabled candidates to demonstrate their suitability for the position.


Data Protection

If you submit an application for employment, we will record and use the information which you provide for the purpose of dealing with your application and, if the application is successful, for establishing your personnel record. The information will not be kept any longer than is necessary for these purposes. Please review our Privacy Notice.  Personal data provided in the Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form will be recorded and used for the purpose of monitoring our Equality & Diversity Policy, and for statistical purposes.


39 Essex Chambers is an equal opportunities employer

Call +44 (0)20 7832 1111 for more information

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