Consulting editor(s): David Barnes, 39 Essex Chambers

Publication date: Mar 2018

Format: Hardback

Length: 210 pages

Price: £125.00

ISBN: 9781787420915


Featuring a preface by Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC

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The business of running a barristers’ chambers has changed immensely over recent years. The traditional image of chambers has been, in many respects, confined to the past and they are now, in large part, run as modern, highly efficient, businesses often with an international reach.

The role of the barristers’ clerk continues to be vital to managing and developing the practice of independent sole practitioners operating under the umbrella of a chambers. However, the ever-changing face of the legal profession has necessitated that clerks, and chambers, adapt to the fresh demands of the new business environment. In addition to the now multi-faceted role of the clerks, the management and administrative structure of many chambers today often includes CEOs, accountants, HR and marketing teams.

This practical guide, edited by David Barnes, Chief Executive & Director of Clerking at 39 Essex Chambers, provides readers with in-depth insight and advice into the management of chambers including business strategy, practice management, international development, talent management and compliance. The book features chapters from some of the most prominent clerks and CEOs currently working within the world of the Bar, as well as experts in accounting and recruitment.