Junior Clerk Vacancy at Zenith Chambers

Zenith is a well respected and well established common law set specialising in the three main practice areas of Family, Criminal & Civil law and within each practice group there are a multitude of specialist practice teams. 

We are currently seeking to appoint a new junior clerk to support the Civil a Team. The successful candidats will have responsibility for the practices of all members within their practice area and together with their senior clerk will take a “hands on” approach to the management and development of all practices within their specialist team. 

Reporting directly to the Senior Clerk for the respective practice area, the successful candidates will be required to proactively assist in all aspects of day to day clerking, diary management and client liaison in Yorkshire the North East and the surrounding areas The successful candidates will form part of a dedicated and highly experienced clerking and administration team. 

We are looking for a dynamic, ambitious and highly motivated clerk who has a good understanding of  civil practice as well as a minimum of 2 years clerking or relevant experience. A sound knowledge and understanding of the legal market in Leeds is desirable. Chambers is offering attractive remuneration packages commensurate with experience. All applications will be treated in the utmost confidence. Applications should be addressed to: 

Paul McNab, Senior Civil Clerk - 





The deadline for applications was 4pm on 5 January 2018. Any applications received after this date will NOT be considered.

Candidates will be notified by email of the outcome of their application by 9 February 2018. 

First round interviews will be taking place on the following dates: 

  • 17 February 2018: Common law pupillage
  • 24 February 2018: Family law pupillage

Those successful in the first round interviews will be asked to attend a second interview which are scheduled to take place in March 2018.

Please direct any queries to:


Due to a significant increase of work in all our practice areas, Zenith Chambers is inviting applications from Practitioners across all levels of call to continue with the growth and development of Chambers and to meet this increasing quality workload. 

In particular, we would welcome applications for the following:  

Family Law 

  • Mid-Senior level Finance practitioners 
  • Public Law - Private Law and Court of Protection practitioners of all levels, including Third Six pupils 

Civil Law

  • Junior practitioners up to 3 years Call and Third Six pupils 

Criminal Law

  • Crime practitioners at any Call, in particular mid-level counsel and junior (2 – 5 years Call)

Why join Zenith?

  • Zenith was named ‘Chambers of the Year’ in the 2016 Yorkshire Legal Awards
  • We are renowned for our friendly and client focused approach 
  • Chambers has over 75% of members on approved Panels for specialist areas of work 
  • A set renowned for its quality of advocacy 
  • Top-class clerking 

All applications to be treated in the strictest confidence – please send your CV and covering letter to our Chief Executive -

Simon Coatsworth:

October 2017


Zenith Chambers offers non-assessed work experience for a one week period. This is commonly known as a Mini Pupillage. During this time you will shadow a member of Chambers both at Court and in conferences, giving you a taste of what life would be like as a Barrister. We are unable to consider any applications from those of school age.

Applications for a mini-pupillage must be received in any given year by 31st October. If you are interested in a mini-pupillage please write to either Nathaniel Garner or Peter Yates at our Chambers with:

  • your CV

  • a covering letter  

  • details of your availability during the mini pupillage year you are applying for

Applications must be in writing. Any applications sent by email will NOT be considered.

All applicants will be told by email by the 19th December whether they have been successful or not.


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