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 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.
The clerking team is described as providing ‘a phenomenal service which goes above and beyond anything you would expect of a traditional clerks’ room.’ Chambers & Partners, Client Service at the Bar, 2021
In the clerks’ room, individuals are ‘outstanding at assisting solicitors in every conceivable way’; ‘they frequently go above and beyond what is expected of them, gaining clients’ complete trust’. Senior clerk Nicholas Hill is ‘part of the new breed of senior clerks engaged with customer service’ and is ‘a fantastic asset to have on the litigation team’. His team includes Tim Fairburn, who is ‘dependable, responsive and a pleasure to work with’, and David Court, who is ‘approachable and keen to assist’. Legal 500, 2017
‘Client service: The clerking team is “charming and very helpful,” and is distinguished for its “consummately professional service.” Senior clerk Nick Hill is “excellent” and “very easy to work with“.’ – Chambers & Partners, 2017
‘Nicholas Hill is ‘the best senior clerk in the business – head and shoulders above the rest’. Tim Fairburn and David Court are also superb’.’ – Legal 500, 2016
’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