Brick Court Chambers

Clerking Team

Sophie Shaw's Clerking Team

Senior Clerk

Paul Dennison

Paul Dennison

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 and the International Bar Association.

Client feedback includes:

Paul Dennison and Tony Burgess lead a "strong clerking team which is very friendly". Admin & Public C&P 2021

"Joint senior clerk Paul Dennison is extremely quick to respond and very user-friendly." CDR C&P 2021 

"The clerking service is excellent and Paul Dennison, joint senior clerk, deserves praise." Energy C&P 2021

"Paul Dennison is first-class and really on top of his game." Fraud Civil C&P 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

"Always friendly and approachable at all levels of seniority. I have always been impressed by Paul Dennison." L500 2021

"Their clerks' room is headed by the brilliant Paul Dennison, who is always frank, helpful and thoroughly professional. They are very clear on fees and in my experience willing to be pragmatic to support the client." L500 2021

"First class service – Paul Dennison impresses with his responsiveness." L500 2021.

"Paul Dennison is at the top of his game. Commercial, knowledgeable and user-friendly. Pleasure to work with." L500 2021.

"Paul and Tony are first rate." L500 2021

For out of hours requests please contact Paul via his mobile phone: +44 (0)7930 532991

Practice Managers

Will Jackman

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.

He closely supports the senior clerks in the running of the clerks’ room alongside carrying out business development and managing client relationships on behalf of chambers. In addition to this his responsibilities include liaising with instructing solicitors and other clients on the availability and expertise of counsel, the negotiation of fees and the management of individual barristers’ diaries.

Will graduated in 2005 from Southampton University in Politics and International Relations.

Will is described by clients as a 'star' in the 2020 edition of Legal 500.

For out of hours requests please contact Will via his mobile phone: +44 (0)7538 522666

Philip Wilkes

Philip began his clerking career in 2010 at One Brick Court, and he joined Brick Court Chambers in 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.

He is described by clients as a 'star' in the 2020 edition of Legal 500.

For out of hours requests please contact Philip via his mobile phone: +44 (0)7939 509873

Assistant Clerks

James Knapp

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 Dennison’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.