We are a very busy barristers’ chambers with 67 members and 12 staff. We are looking to recruit a junior clerk with a minimum of 5 years clerking experience to join our young, enthusiastic and committed team.
Experience in the field of family law would be an advantage as would knowledge of the Meridian computer software system. Experience of dealing with extensive incoming e-mail traffic is essential.
The salary range is between £22,000 and £25,000 per annum.
If you think you might be the right person to join our team, please contact Gillian Maguire, either by telephone on 020 7092 3708 or by e-mail at Gillian.firstname.lastname@example.org and request an application form, job description and person specification.
Completed application forms must be received by 6pm on Friday 17th May 2013 and interviews will take place during the week commencing Monday 20th May 2013.
Coram Chambers is an equal opportunities employer.
“The home secretary has ordered a review by a former senior judge into the role police corruption had in shielding the murderers of a private detective found with an axe embedded in his head.”
The Guardian, 10th May 2013
Regina (SM and others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department(Coram Children’s Legal Centre intervening); Regina (SR and another) Same (Same intervening)  EWHC 1144 (Admin);  WLR (D) 169
“The Home Office Discretionary Leave policy and instruction document (issued 27 October 2009) was not capable of being read and applied in a way which was compliant with section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 and the associated jurisprudence.”
WLR Daily, 8th May 2013
Alarape and another v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Case C-529/11);  WLR (D) 168
“The parent of a child who had attained the age of majority and who had obtained access to education on the basis of article 12 of Council Regulation (EEC) No 1612/68 (as amended by Parliament and Council Directive 2004/38/EC) could continue to have a derived right of residence under that article if the child remained in need of the presence and care of that parent in order to be able to continue and to complete his or her education, which was for the referring court to assess, taking into account all the circumstances of the case before it. Periods of residence in a host member state which were completed by family members of a Union citizen who were not nationals of a member state solely on the basis of article 12 of Regulation (EEC) No 1612/68 could not be taken into consideration for the purposes of acquisition by those family members of a right of permanent residence.”
WLR Daily, 8th May 2013
Khans Solicitors (a firm) v Chifuntwe and another  EWCA Civ 481;  WLR (D) 167
“The court would intervene to protect a solicitor’s claim on funds recovered or due to be recovered by a client or former client if the paying party was on notice that the other party’s solicitor had a claim on the funds for outstanding fees.”
WLR Daily, 8th May 2013
“Byron James, barrister, 14 Grays Inn Square considers the questions arising in relation to transactions set aside by s.37 MCA 1973 orders.”
Family Law Week, 9th May 2013
“Radical reforms to the way criminals are rehabilitated will mean every offender leaving prison must serve a minimum of 12 months under supervision in the community, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling announced today [9 May].”
Ministry of Justice, 9th May 2013
“The Riot Damages Act will be independently reviewed to ensure it protects the vulnerable and provides value for money, the government announced today.”
Home Office, 9th May 2013
“The Attorneys General of Canada, Australia, the United States, New Zealand and England and Wales have resolved to work together more closely to fight sexual violence against women and children at yesterday’s annual Quintet meeting of Attorneys General in Auckland.”
Attorney General’s Office, 9th May 2013
From Barretry, Maintenance and Champerty to Litigation Funding (PDF)
Lord Neuberger, President of The Supreme Court
Harbour Litigation Funding First Annual Lecture, 8th May 2013
“Special guardianship orders have become an increasingly popular means of resolving family proceedings. They have found favour with local authorities as a means of securing kinship care placements and have been described as a half-way house between a residence order and an adoption order.”
New Law Journal, 10th May 2013
“New laws should be drafted to set specific rules around data protection in employment relations, a new report has recommended.”
OUT-LAW.com, 9th May 2013
“It may seem strange that the same individual, with learning difficulties, can be considered to have capacity to marry, but not the capacity to decide whether to live with the person they have espoused. What, in essence, is marriage, that puts it on such a different footing to informal cohabitation?”
UK Human Rights Blog, 9th May 2013
“Caste is not something that exists only in the cities and villages in the Indian subcontinent. With the diaspora, caste has travelled around the world, the United Kingdom being no exception. Despite activist and academic demands, the then Labour government decided not to prohibit caste discrimination when it enacted the Equality Act 2010. Instead, section 9(5) of the Act permitted a Minister to amend the Act ‘so as to provide for caste to be an aspect of race’—a power that was never exercised. Section 97 of the recently enacted Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 now requires the concerned Minister to amend the definition of ‘race’ in section 9(1) of the Equality Act to include ‘caste’. The new legislation also empowers the Minister to review the operation of the amended section 9(5) of the Equality Act and repeal it if necessary. The House of Lords would have preferred a more straightforward and permanent expansion of the definition of ‘race’ by Parliament directly, but compromised to persuade a cautious Commons.”
UK Constitutional Law Group, 10th May 2013
“Dangerous drivers who kill a loved one could for the first time avoid prosecution because of their emotional trauma, the country’s top prosecutor said today.”
Daily Telegraph, 9th May 2013
“Report examined the history of Savile’s relationship with the force and concluded there is no evidence he was protected by police officers.”
The Independent, 10th May 2013