The clerks' room is integral to the continued success of Brick Court Chambers.
Our clerks are knowledgeable, proactive and efficient. They have detailed understanding of the many courts and tribunals in which we practise. We have an open and flexible approach to fee negotiations.
Our joint senior clerks are Paul Dennison and Tony Burgess, who were appointed in 2018.
To ensure detailed knowledge of members of chambers' practices, the clerks at Brick Court Chambers are divided into teams. However, all of our clerks will be very comfortable discussing the practice of any member of chambers.
Individual contact details are below. Should you need to contact us urgently out of hours, email@example.com will alert all clerks to your query.
Tony joined Brick Court Chambers in 2012, having previously been the Deputy Senior Clerk at Monckton Chambers, and was appointed Senior Clerk in 2018.
Along with Paul Dennison, Tony leads the clerking team and manages and develops the practices of members of chambers. Tony has a detailed knowledge of all members’ practices and the areas of law in which Brick Court operates. In addition to day to day responsibility for the individual practices, Tony focuses on client relationships, business development and the promotion of chambers both in the UK and abroad.
He is a member of chambers’ executive and marketing committees which oversee all aspects of chambers' business and strategic development.
Tony is a member of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks, the International Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Client feedback includes:
“Tony Burgess is a very effective clerk.” Banking – C&P 2021
"Senior clerk Tony Burgess is marvellous..." CDR – C&P 2021
"Tony Burgess is really good to deal with – he's pragmatic and friendly." Competition – C&P 2021
"Tony Burgess, joint senior clerk, is really good and he is tuned in to what people are thinking." Energy – C&P 2021
“I would single out Tony Burgess who is just brilliant at providing the responsive support we need." L500 2021
“Both Tony and Paul as head clerks do an excellent job – very commercial in their approach and always at the end of the phone.” L500 2021
“Tony Burgess is a pleasure to work with.” L500 2021
“Tony Burgess is brilliant.” L500 2021
The clerks’ room "sets the benchmark" for other sets with its "friendly, knowledgeable, and hardworking" clerks. Senior clerks Paul Dennison ("first rate; responsive, commercial, and helpful") and Tony Burgess ("highly recommended; a good salesman for his set and always accessible") have ‘stepped up brilliantly "following changes to the clerks’ room"; "they are a pleasure to work with". Legal 500 2020
Tony Burgess, who leads the clerking alongside Paul Dennison, is found to be "always responsive and helpful". Chambers & Partners 2020
"Tony Burgess is really approachable and will just drop everything to help you." Chambers & Partners 2020
For out of hours requests please contact Tony via his mobile phone: +44 (0)7984 521141