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 9am and 5.30pm Monday to 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.
'the clerks are very efficient and always happy to assist' Legal 500, 2018
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.
'very approachable, and keen to help when needed’ - Legal 500, 2020
'brilliant’ - Legal 500, 2019
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.
‘excellent’ - Legal 500, 2020
Kayleigh was previously employed for 5 years at St Johns Chambers in Bristol. She then joined 30 Park Place in September 2010. She is Lead Clerk for the Civil & Public Law Team.
'goes above and beyond’ - Legal 500, 2020
'efficient, organised and has excellent client care skills’ - Legal 500, 2019
James Dowse joined 30 Park Place in March 2020 having been at Queen’s Square Chambers in Bristol for 20 years.
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.
John joined chambers in October 2017 having spent the last 14 years working within HMCTS, most recently for the Administrative Court for Wales.
Emma joined 30 Park Place in July 2019. Emma was previously employed at a firm of solicitors for the last 17 years working as a Criminal Clerk.
Sadie joined 30 Park Place in 2015 as an Administrative Assistant. She became Junior Family Clerk in 2016.
Sadie has completed the BTEC Advanced Certificate in Chambers Administration
Amy joined Chambers in 2017 as a clerking assistant. She became Trainee Junior Clerk in 2018 and then Junior Clerk in 2021.
Amy has completed the BTEC Advanced Certificate in Chambers Administration
Helen joined Chambers in June 2012 after working for 30 years at Temple Chambers. Helen is our Family Billing Clerk, on a part time basis, after spending many years as the Lead Family Clerk.
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