Junior Criminal Clerk and 

Assistant to the Civil Team

Attractive salaries

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

Due to internal promotions, we are looking to recruit two new members of staff to support the Criminal and Civil teams:

  • A Junior Criminal Clerk
  • An Assistant to the Civil team

The successful candidates will have responsibility for all barristers within the practice team and, together with their Senior Clerk, will take a hands-on approach to the management and development of individual barristers.  This will include all aspects of day to day clerking, diary management and client liaison. 

We are looking for two dynamic, ambitious and highly motivated individuals, who will form part of a dedicated and highly experienced clerking and administration team.  A good understanding of either criminal or civil practice, a minimum of two years of clerking or relevant experience, and a sound knowledge and understanding of the legal market in Leeds would be desirable, but not essential.   

These are full time roles, with attractive remuneration packages commensurate with experience.

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence, and should be submitted as follows:

Junior Criminal Clerk applications to: Stephanie Hunt, Senior Criminal Clerk:

Assistant to the Civil team applications to: Paul McNab, Senior Civil Clerk:

The closing date for applicants is Wednesday 10 October 2018

Early applications are encouraged




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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