The clerks are skilled in recommending particular practitioners for particular cases and are happy to discuss solicitors' and lay clients' requirements. They are ready and willing to discuss fees and provide estimates. This can be difficult without sight of papers and early delivery of briefs is encouraged where possible and much appreciated. Whilst each clerk is dedicated to a particular practice group they are also experienced and are able to assist with all enquiries. Our multi-disciplinary approach to clerking is further testament to our goal of providing the best possible service to those who instruct us.
The Clerks' room and switchboard is staffed between 8.30am and 6.00pm from Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 5.30pm on a Friday, although arrangements can be made to open later during the evenings and on Saturdays and Sundays. When the Clerks' room is closed there is an answerphone service in operation; messages are regularly checked and the appropriate action taken.
Phillip is currently the longest serving member of staff having joined in January 1985. Following a national recruitment campaign Phillip was successful in being appointed as Senior Clerk in June 2010. He has overall responsibility for all members of staff. As a member of the Management Committee he is involved in the strategic planning and future development of chambers. In light of the changes and challenges brought about by the Legal Services Act 2007 and LASPO, he is available to discuss with all instructing solicitors how these changes may impact upon the future procurement of our traditional areas of work.
Tony joined Chambers in June 2012 after working at Temple Chambers for 24 years. He is Deputy Senior Clerk & Lead Clerk for the Criminal Team.
Helen joined Chambers in June 2012 after working for 30 years at Temple Chambers. She is Lead clerk for the Family Team
Kayleigh was previously employed for five years at St Johns Chambers in Bristol. She then joined 30 Park Place in September 2010. She is Lead clerk for the Civil Team.
Kathryn was previously employed at a firm of solicitors for 20 years working as a paralegal. She subsequently joined Chambers in 2002.
Sarah joined Chambers in October 2010 after working for 9 years at Newport (Gwent) County Court.
Emma was previously a court clerk at Cardiff Crown Court. She joined 30 Park Place in August 2016.
Nadia joined 30 Park Place in 2012 as an Administrative Assistant and then Clerks Assistant. She became Junior Clerk in 2016.
Sadie joined 30 Park Place in 2015 as an Administrative Assistant. She became Junior Family Clerk in 2016.
Hugh joined chambers in June 2011. He brings a broad range of financial experience and skills from 10 years as a School Business Manager and previous employment as an Administrative Manager within Cardiff Council.
Previously with a firm of Solicitors prior to joining Chambers in 1985. Julie has worked in various roles and has now been the friendly voice and welcoming face of Chambers since 2001
Cassie joined chambers in 2004 as assistant to Chambers’ Manager. In 2008 Cassie was appointed diary clerk for the Civil Team. Having returned from maternity leave in 2013, she is now our Marketing Clerk.