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 three teams, led by Julian Hawes, Ian Moyler and Deborah Anderson. 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.


  • “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

  • “‘excellent clerks,’ who ‘are always willing to try and find the right counsel for you and secure their availability.’”

    - Chambers & Partners 2013

  • “‘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

  • “They are extremely flexible in their approach, easy to deal with and get you who you want in good time.”

    - Chambers & Partners 2012

  • “Brick Court Chambers has some of ‘the top clerks in London', who are ‘both professional and easy to deal with'."

    - The Legal 500 2012

  • “they have a magic touch in terms of getting hearing dates when you need them.”

    - Chambers & Partners 2011

  • “the clerks are very obliging and give a great service. The billing process is transparent and efficiently handled.”

    - Chambers & Partners 2011

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 and Billy Brian.

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


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Deborah Anderson

Tel: 020 7520 9809

Deborah has over 35 years’ experience as a clerk.  She was Senior Clerk at Littleton Chambers before accepting an offer to join Brick Court Chambers’ clerking team in 2000.  Whilst working with all the clerks, those in her immediate team are Mark Simpkin and Kate Trott.

She has volunteered at the Waterloo Legal Advice Centre for over 7 years. Her major passions outside the law are theatre, travel and London.

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Paul Dennison

Tel: 020 7520 9808

Paul Dennison is the assistant to Julian Hawes, one of the joint senior clerks. Having started his career at Brick Court in 1993 as a junior clerk, Paul left Chambers in 1998 to further his career at Blackstone Chambers. In 2007, Paul was invited to rejoin Chambers. Whilst extensively working within Julian’s team, Paul is able to deal with all enquiries concerning availability, expertise and fee negotiation for all members of Brick Court Chambers. He is actively involved with the majority of marketing initiatives and development of members’ practices at all levels of seniority.


Institute of Barristers’ Clerks
International Bar Association

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Tony Burgess

Tel: 020 7520 9816

Tony Burgess is a clerk in Ian’s team.  Tony joined Brick Court Chambers in December 2012 having previously held the position of Deputy Senior Clerk at Monckton Chambers. Tony works very closely with the senior clerks, particularly Ian, in all aspects of practice management including the acceptance and allocation of work, advising clients on the suitability of counsel on a wide range of areas of law, agreeing fees and maintaining and developing client relationships both domestically and internationally.

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Mark Simpkin

Tel: 020 7520 9807

Mark is a clerk in Deborah’s team, as well as crossing over into Ian’s team.  Mark joined Brick Court Chambers in 1996 and assists in all aspects of managing members of chambers’ practices from the silks to the junior members in the practice areas Chambers undertakes. He is happy to discuss a suitable barrister for your matter along with an idea of their fees.  He is a member of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks and can assist with any Public Access enquiries having completed the training required.

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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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Kate Trott

Tel: 020 7520 9813

Kate has been a member of Deborah’s team since 2007, having joined Chambers in 2003. In addition to assisting Deborah in all aspects of the management of the practices of members of chambers, she has a particular responsibility for organising and running the diaries of our mediators.


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