Planning chambers seeks practice manager

THE SPECIALIST local government and planning set, 2 Mitre Court Buildings, is the latest chambers to opt for a practice manager.

The chambers, headed by Michael FitzGerald QC, is advertising for someone to spearhead its strategic planning, marketing, information technology and quality assurance.

But senior clerk Robert Woods admitted that the prospective employee's new role had yet to be fully defined.

He said the practice manager's key role would be to take a long-term outlook while he concentrated on the daily affairs of the set.

But he added: “There will be some similarity between the roles, I suppose. I could see it as a threat but I think that's a negative way to look at it. The idea is that we are going to find someone I can work with.”