We believe that the clerks’ room is integral to the continued success of Brick Court Chambers.

Our clerks’ room is knowledgeable, proactive and efficient. Our clerks 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 Julian Hawes and Ian Moyler, who were appointed in 1996.

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, will alert all clerks to your query.


  • "Their clerking team really stands out."

    - Chambers & Partners 2015

  • "Their clerks are very responsive, prompt and approachable. The service there is excellent."

    - Chambers & Partners 2015

  • "Their clerks are user-friendly, and take a helpful approach. They are also very modern in their dealings with solicitors."

    - Chambers & Partners 2015

  • "when my favourite counsel aren't available, the clerks recommend someone different and then I have a new favourite."

    - Chambers & Partners 2015

  • "They're absolutely supportive and highly professional."

    - Chambers & Partners 2015

  • "Superb on clerking. They are fantastically responsive."

    - Chambers & Partners 2015

  • “providing a service that ‘is so good it is like visiting a five-star hotel.’”

    - Chambers & Partners 2014

  • “The clerks are exceptionally responsive and commercial”

    - Chambers & Partners 2014

  • “The clerks are sharp and have their finger on the pulse.”

    - Chambers & Partners 2014

  • “‘honest and upfront; they will tell you if the timescale you put forward is not feasible.’”

    - Chambers & Partners 2013

  • “Client sources enjoy working with a set where barristers and clerks combine to ensure ‘that they are simply really easy to deal with.’”

    - Chambers & Partners 2013

  • “Always straightforward in terms of availability and fees, they just offer a great service.”

    - Chambers & Partners 2013

  • “The support of a ‘wonderfully user-friendly and proactive’ group of clerks is also underlined by clients.”

    - Chambers & Partners 2012

Senior Clerks

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Julian Hawes

Tel: 020 7520 9803

Julian Hawes has over 20 years’ experience in Brick Court Chambers, the last 17 of which as joint senior clerk with his colleague Ian Moyler. In that time he has been a constant member of the Executive Committee that deals with chambers’ strategy, and runs a diary that covers a full spectrum of seniority among members of chambers and chambers’ business.  Julian takes pride in the fact that members of chambers and clerks combine to ensure “that they are simply really easy to deal with” (Chambers & Partners 2013).

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Ian Moyler

Tel: 020 7520 9804

Ian has been a clerk at Brick Court Chambers since 1986, and Joint Senior Clerk since 1996.

The clerks in Ian’s team are Tony Burgess, Luke Carvalho and Jo Francis.

Outside of work, apart from family commitments, he enjoys travelling, skiing, cycling, football and F1.

Deputy Senior Clerks

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Paul Dennison

Tel: 020 7520 9808

Paul Dennison is Joint Deputy Senior Clerk and was appointed to this position in 2014.  He began his career at Brick Court before joining Blackstone Chambers, returning to Brick Court in 2007.

Paul is responsible for the management and development of the practices of members of chambers.  His main duties include daily liaison with clients, distribution of work, management of Counsel’s diaries and fee negotiation.  In addition Paul assists Chambers with its strategic growth and marketing, both domestic and internationally.

Memberships – International Bar Association.

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Tony Burgess

Tel: 020 7520 9816

Tony Burgess joined Brick Court Chambers in 2012, and in 2014 was appointed to Joint Deputy Senior Clerk, having previously held this position at Monckton Chambers. Tony’s main responsibilities include the management and development of all practices in Chambers and the smooth running of the clerks’ room.  Tony works closely with the Senior Clerks, particularly Ian,  on marketing initiatives and client relations both domestically and internationally.


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Kate Trott

Tel: 020 7520 9813

Kate is the clerk for the mediators and arbitrators.  Since joining Chambers in 2003 she has worked with the clerking teams across all areas of practice, before taking on primary responsibility for mediators and arbitrators in 2014.

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Alex Southern

Tel: 020 7520 9806

Alex’s responsibilities include diary management, fixing, fee negotiations and practice development. He has been at Brick Court since September 2007, and is a member of Julian’s team.

Alex is a member of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks.

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Luke Carvalho

Tel: 020 7520 9805

Luke Carvalho is a clerk in Ian’s team. He joined chambers in 2014. Luke’s main responsibilities include liaising with clients to advise on the suitability and availability of counsel, practice development, fee negotiations and listing.

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Jo Francis

Tel: 020 7520 9823

Jo is a clerk on Ian’s team and joined chambers in 2014, following 3 years as a Practice Assistant at Matrix Chambers.

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Philip Wilkes

Tel: 020 7520 9814

Since joining Chambers in January 2015, Philip has progressed from Head Junior Clerk to become a member of Julian’s clerking team. Philip’s main responsibilities include liaising with clients on Counsel availability, diary management and fixing. 

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