Senior Criminal Clerk 

Zenith Chambers is a large and well-respected common law set specialising in the three main practice areas of Criminal, Family and Civil law; within each practice group there are several specialist practice teams. 

Chambers are seeking to appoint a new Senior Criminal Clerk to provide practice management services to the criminal team and supervise the Junior Criminal Clerk. 

The successful candidate will have responsibility for all members within the criminal practice team and, assisted by the Junior Clerk, will take a hands on approach to the management and development of individual barristers.  The Senior Criminal Clerk will be required to control all aspects of day to day clerking, diary management and client liaison.

Chambers are seeking a dynamic, ambitious and highly motivated clerk who has a good understanding of criminal practice, as well as a minimum of 10 years’ relevant experience. A sound knowledge and understanding of the legal market in Leeds is desirable. 

Chambers are offering an attractive remuneration package commensurate with experience. 

A comprehensive job description is available upon request from Chambers People 

(Chambers uses the LEX Diary and Fees system).

All enquiries and applications to: Chambers People, Suite 301, Bouverie House, 160 Fleet Street, London EC4A 2DQ 

Zenith Chambers operates an Equal Opportunities Policy 

Direct and third-party applications sent to Chambers will be forwarded to Chambers People

Closing date for applications: Friday 10 August 2018




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 -

Shelagh Kirkby:

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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