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.
'Phillip Griffiths is very friendly on the phone and happy to help." "Phillip is always approachable and quick" - Chambers UK, 2022
'An excellent senior clerk and always willing to help out' - Legal 500, 2022
'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. Kayleigh is a member of the Bar Council IT Panel.
'Kayleigh Jefferies is exceptional as a clerk.’ 'Kayleigh Jefferies in particular is outstanding.' - Legal 500, 2023
'Kayleigh Jefferies in particular is fantastic and delivers excellent client care' - Legal 500, 2022
'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.
James Dowse is brilliant - Legal 500, 2023
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 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 joined the family clerking team as a Junior Clerk in 2016, she became a Family Clerk in 2021.
Sadie has completed the BTEC Advanced Certificate in Chambers Administration
'Extremely helpful and a pleasure to deal with' - Legal 500, 2022
Amy joined Chambers in 2017 as a clerking assistant. She joined the civil clerking team as a Junior Clerk in 2018, she became a Civil Clerk in 2021
Amy has completed the BTEC Advanced Certificate in Chambers Administration
Laura joined Chambers in 2022 as a Trainee Junior Clerk after working as an adminstrator in a local firm of solicitors.
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