Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary £29,665.00 - £36,058.00 gross per year
  • Edinburgh


Deputy Advocates’ Clerk: Compass Chambers

Hours of work: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9.00am -5.00pm

The Scottish Bar is one of Scotland’s most ancient and prestigious institutions with a membership of about 460 practising Advocates. Most advocates are supported in their professional practices by Practice Managers/Advocates’ Clerks employed by Faculty Services Limited. Practice Managers are the primary point of contact for solicitors and others who wish to instruct advocates to provide legal advice or to appear in court.

Compass Chambers is a leading set of Advocates at the Scottish Bar and commands an outstanding reputation in each of its core areas of expertise: namely Reparation, Regulatory Crime and Professional Negligence Litigation.

The post of Deputy Advocates’ Clerk reports to the Practice Manager and performs a crucial role in linking the requirements of solicitors with the services provided by Advocates. Key responsibilities include the management of the diaries and workloads of Advocates, evaluating client needs and assisting the Practice Manager as required in providing support to the Advocates in the stable.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, ability to prioritise and use their integrity, applying discretion and maintaining confidentiality at all times.  A minimum of three years’ proven experience in an administrative position is desirable; but the post holder may have less years’ experience, provided they possess the necessary skills and experience to perform the role. Knowledge of the Scottish courts system and legal procedure is desirable, though not essential.

In addition to the above, essential criteria include SCE Higher Grade English (or equivalent), strong interpersonal skills, IT literacy and competent keyboard skills.

  • administrative