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Deputy Clerk x 2

The SDT is recruiting for two Deputy Clerks to join the clerking team.

The Role

The SDT is recruiting for two Deputy Clerks to join the clerking team. Deputy Clerks provide legal advice to Panels determining allegations, applications and appeals from SRA decisions.

As a legal advisor to the Tribunal, you will attend hearings and provide support, advice and guidance on law and procedure. You will be responsible for drafting memoranda following Case Management Hearings as well as Orders and Judgments following Substantive Hearings. You will have a quasi-judicial role in terms of effective case management decisions.


You will need to be a solicitor or barrister with at least 10 years’ PQE, obtained ideally from either a civil or criminal litigation role in private practice or a similar role in-house.

You need to be confident, assertive and credible. You will need to be able to absorb, analyse and summarise complex material quickly and accurately. Strong presentation and communication skills are also essential, as is the ability to work well as part of a team.


To apply, please contact us at with a CV and a covering letter (of no more than two sides of A4) setting out how you meet the requirements set out in the job description below. We will consider all applications received, shortlist against the person specification and invite potential candidates to an interview.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 7 March 2024. Please note that we reserve the right to close the application window early. We expect to hold first interviews remotely via Zoom during the week commencing w/c 18 March 2024 with final interviews in person during the week commencing 8 April 2024.

  • £70,000 pa + generous benefits
  • Hybrid Working
  • Hours 9-5pm

Closing date for applications
5pm on Thursday 7 March 2024