Bar Case Studies

A leading London barristers’ chambers was not sure whether to appoint a traditional senior clerk or a chief executive to lead its support function. We worked with a committee of members and involved the existing clerking and administration team to develop an appropriate job and person specification. We led the recruitment and interview process which resulted in a successful appointment.

A barristers’ chambers in the North East asked us to run a chambers meeting as part of a larger consultancy project. The focus was on obtaining BarMark accreditation and more broadly on creating a sense of strategic direction. We also fed back the results of a client survey exercise. We created a different environment and series of activities than would have taken place at a normal mid-week evening meeting allowing members at all levels to make a contribution. The event helped establish effective practice groups within Chambers.