Paul joined Brick Court Chambers in 2007, having previously been at Blackstone Chambers for ten years. He was appointed Senior Clerk in August 2018.
Paul leads the clerking team with Tony Burgess, and oversees and strengthens members of chambers' practices. As well as this responsibility for individuals, Paul concentrates on business development with clients, and domestic and international marketing of chambers.
He is a member of chambers’ Executive and Marketing Committees, which oversee all aspects of chambers' business and strategic development.
Paul is a member of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks, the International Bar Association and is described in the legal directories as “brilliant” (Chambers and Partners), “first class” and someone who “gets things sorted and is particularly well connected with the courts" (Legal 500). Paul and Tony are also praised for being “honest in their appraisals of particular barristers; you always respect their suggestions” (Legal 500).
Philip began his clerking career in 2010 at One Brick Court, and he joined Brick Court Chambers in early 2015. His responsibilities as a Practice Manager include diary management, advising clients about barristers' availability and suitability for cases, fee negotiation and case listing. Philip also participates in chambers’ marketing and business development.
Will joined Brick Court Chambers as a Practice Manager in 2018, having previously been Senior Practice Manager at Devereux Chambers and prior to that a clerk at Fountain Court Chambers.
His responsibilities include working alongside the Senior Clerks in developing and maintaining client relationships, developing members’ practices and helping to ensure the smooth running of the clerks’ room. Will graduated in 2005 from Southampton University in Politics and International Relations.
James began his career in 2014 and joined Brick Court in 2016 as a junior clerk. He became Head Junior and subsequently progressed to Paul’s clerking team in 2018. His main responsibilities include fee negotiation, case fixing, diary management and assisting with the overall development of members’ practices.
James has completed the IBC's BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Chambers Administration and sits on the Career Development Committee of the IBC.