We continue to respond the Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation and to ensure that we do all we can to keep our people, clients, friends and families safe.  We are open for business and operations are running smoothly, however we are continuing to do all we can to limit physical contact and to contain the traffic in to our working premises in Lincoln’s Inn to a safe working minimum.  We continue to be open for business, in as normal a way as we can make it.  Most barristers, practice managers and the rest of our staff team are still working remotely and making the best use of technology to deal effectively with work and meet our clients’ needs.

You can call us on +44 (0)20 7242 2523. Our normal telephone system is still operating and our usual friendly team is available to help.

We have a specific Covid-19 Resources section to assist with the specific issues which the coronavirus pandemic is causing across all sections of society and business.  For ease, see a summary page of all contacts during this unusual time.

Staff vacancies

Hardwicke’s professional staff team consists of about 25 people who provide support and assistance to our barristers and our clients. Roles include Practice Management (including practice managers, fees and administration), Chambers Management (including Marketing, Finance, IT and front of house) and Hospitality.

We also operate a Temp Panel to cover various administrative roles and you can find details of how to apply below.

We work in an open plan office and the staff team ethos at Hardwicke promotes a friendly, respectful and team oriented atmosphere. We hope that people who join our staff team also share these values.

Hardwicke is committed to its staff. We have maintained gold accreditation by Investors in People; we are Stonewall Diversity Champions and also a London Living Wage employer.

  • Temporary Staff Panel Vacancies

    We have a panel of temporary staff that we can call upon at a moment’s notice in times when we are in need of emergency temporary cover, when there is a gap in personnel cover, or when there are discreet projects or jobs for people to do.

    Jobs can include:

    • General office work including post, moving papers, photocopying, and filing
    • Fee collection and debt management
    • Hospitality and event management assistance
    • Reception cover
    • Bookkeeping and finance administration
    • Assisting barristers with tidying rooms and sorting case papers
    • Barristers legal admin, research, speech writing, authorities etc.
    • Personal assistance to barristers including filing, book keeping and sorting personal papers
    • Removals and decorating


    We are keen to ensure there is a fair, open and transparent process for the appointment of people to our panel, so that when they are called upon, they have already been through an equal opportunities process.

    We are particularly interested in receiving applications from people under-represented in the legal profession and from returning parents who want to enjoy the flexibility of working occasionally and part time.

    If you are interested in applying to our panel, please email for an information pack, and selection criteria.

    If you would like to speak to someone, please call Linda McGivern on +44 (0)20 7242 2523.