“Client service: "I always receive a prompt and friendly service from members and the clerks always try to accommodate my needs and the client’s budget. They are also good at keeping me informed of counsels' availability over extended periods of time." The "extremely pleasant and urbane" Nick Hill is the senior clerk at the set.” . Chambers & Partners 2016
‘The ‘top-drawer’ clerks’ room provides ‘an impeccable service’ which ‘exceeds expectations’. Senior clerk Nicholas Hill is ‘charming and effective’. His team includes Tim Fairburn, who is ‘very sensible and commercially minded’ . Legal 500 2015-2016
Members of chambers' practices are managed by a team of friendly and approachable clerks. They will be able to assist you in the selection of counsel and other aspects of instructing and working with the barristers in chambers. They will also liaise with Courts to assist in the listing of cases.
Chambers senior clerk is Nicholas Hill. Nick started his career as a barristers' clerk in 1986, and prior to joining chambers was formerly senior clerk at 3 Verulam Buildings. He leads the clerking and administration and is responsible for the management and development of members' practices. Alongside his work in chambers, Nick is the Chairman of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks (IBC), the professional body for Barristers’ Clerks. As Chairman he oversees the IBC’s committees and its work representing its members on various Bar Council committees. Nick is assisted by Tim Fairburn, who has been in chambers since 1986 and is able to use that experience to ensure that clients instruct the right barrister for their case and to assist as cases progress.
Nick and Tim each are assisted in the management of members of chambers' practices by David Court and Lee Reynolds. David joined chambers in 2000 and Lee more recently in 2016. They will assist clients in all aspects of case management from instruction to Court appointments. The clerking team is completed by Georgia Onyett who also joined chambers in 2013.
Chambers' administrator is Zena Robbins, who has been with chambers since 2008 and is responsible for the non-clerking administration including working with chambers suppliers.
Chambers is frequently involved in litigation in which both parties instruct members of chambers. The clerking team have systems in place to prevent any problems arising from such a situation.