If you are interested in applying for a job as a Barristers Clerk then you will need to have a keen interest in Law as well as being exceptionally organised.
To do this role well you will also need to be an excellent communicator and have good time management skills as you will be taking on all the administration work for one or maybe a few barristers at once.
If you are looking for an example cover letter, please see the below example:
Cover Letter: Barristers’ Clerk
Application for a Barristers Clerk (Job Reference if known)
Please find enclosed my up to date CV for the role of Barristers Clerk which I have seen advertised (where?) and (when?).
I have always had a keen interest in Law and I have a very organised and thorough nature. My role involves preparing documents for court and taking books, robes etc to and from the court. I organise the barrister’s diaries, appointments and administration and feel that I am good at multi tasking.
I have got excellent communication skills and on a daily basis, liaise with other solicitors, the courts, clients etc. I am also able to negotiate fees that are payable and request invoices and payments.
I have got a professional attitude and approach to my work and understand the importance of ensuring 100% accuracy in everything I do.
I enjoy working in law practice and the challenges that this brings. I can work effectively on my own initiative as well as work as part of a bigger team.
Having researched your practice, I feel that I have got some good skills that would be transferable to your company and I would like to continue my career within this area.
If you are interested in my skills and have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to hearing from you in due course.