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.

Chambers’ clerks are regularly praised by the leading legal directories:

Chambers and Partners

“Nick Hill, the senior clerk, is the master of customer service, and no other clerk at the IP Bar comes close to his service, responsiveness and honesty on availability and conflicts.”  “The clerks are always available. They are a class operation.”  “The entire Three New Square IP clerking team is very responsive and commercial, and they understand the needs of their instructing solicitors.” Chambers and Partners 2023

“The clerks are very good and helpful. Nick Hill is usually the one we deal with; he is really excellent, extremely experienced and has his finger on the pulse. Nick is friendly and has a can-do attitude.” “The staff there are brilliant; Nick Hill is the senior clerk and he is a smooth operator who always knows what is going on.” “A sharp and an excellent team.” Chambers and Partners 2022

In thier 2021 edition, Chambers and Partners identifed chambers’ clerks as having been particularly commended for their provision of quality client service in their “Client service at the Bar” report for that year.  Chambers was one of only a small number of sets across the whole Bar identified, and the only IP set. The full write up can be found here.

Legal 500

‘Excellent; Nick Hill is always very easy to work with.’  ‘Nick Hill is brilliant and a go-to clerk.’ Legal 500 2024

‘Tim Fairburn is excellent; communicative, honest, and always flexible on brief fees and timings.’ Legal 500 2024

‘All interactions with the clerking team are smooth and easy. The clerks are very well organised, responsive and clear on fees – there are no weak links.’ Legal 500 2023