Brick Court Chambers

Clerking Team

Lord Phillips's Clerking Team

Clerk to the Arbitrators and Mediators

Kate Trott

Since joining Brick Court Chambers in 2003, Kate has worked with the clerking teams and members of chambers across all areas of practice. 

In 2014, having already clerked many of the mediators and arbitrators, she became primarily responsible for the promotion and expansion of these practice areas and for members accepting appointments either as a mediator or arbitrator. Her expertise covers the particular and separate needs and requirements of barristers and of those appointing them in these areas. She runs a team of five full-time mediators and 11 senior arbitrators.

Additionally, Kate was responsible for Lord Anderson KBE QC during his six years as the government's Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation and continues to clerk him now he has returned to full time practice.

Assistant Clerk to the Arbitrators and Mediators

Ollie Durham

Ollie started his clerking career in 2022 after graduating with a politics degree from the University of Westminister. Ollie joined Brick Court Chambers in 2022 as a junior clerk and then progressed to Kate Trott’s team in 2023, where he assists with clerking the arbitrators and mediators.