Brick Court Chambers

Our People

The clerks’ room ‘sets the benchmark’ for other sets with its ‘friendly, knowledgeable, and hardworking’ clerks.
The Legal 500 2020
'the clerks' room is easy to deal with and highly commercial'
The Legal 500 2020
Overall, the team is said to be ‘highly responsive, proactive in assisting the smooth running of cases, and always willing to assist in document production, arranging meetings, document filings, and assisting in complex cost and budgeting issues’.
The Legal 500 2020
'the service from the clerking team is second to none'
The Legal 500 2020
The ‘slick’ and ‘proactive’ clerking team is ‘top class, straightforward, transparent’ and ‘very good at developing and promoting the qualities of their juniors’.
The Legal 500 2019
‘One doesn’t often notice a significant difference between the clerking teams of major sets of chambers; but Brick Court is unmatched.’
The Legal 500 2019
"The chambers is commended for its clerks, who are ‘responsive, knowledgeable and always happy to help’."
The Legal 500 2019
The ‘commercial and approachable’ clerks are ‘very-service minded, very responsive and deserve accolade’.
The Legal 500 2017
“A set that is singled out for its “first rate” clerking and “client service oriented, commercial approach.”

Clerks

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, clerks@brickcourt.co.uk will alert all clerks to your query.

Luke Carvalho

Having commenced his career as a barristers’ clerk in 1999, Luke has over two decades of experience of working in the most reputable Chambers in the country.

Luke joined Brick Court Chambers in 2014, and as a Senior Practice Manager, he has responsibility for the management, development and success of both individual barristers’ practices and Chambers as a whole.

He works closely with both the Senior Clerks and Practice Managers, together with the Marketing team and Chambers various committees’, playing a pivotal role with promoting Chambers both domestically and overseas, focusing on client relationships and business development. His other responsibilities include all aspects of day-to-day practice management from fee negotiations through to the listing requirements of cases.

Luke is committed to providing a high quality service to clients and has received recognition from the legal directories for many years mirroring the same, with praise including “Luke is particularly easy to deal with and has world-class client care and understanding”; “Luke is excellent – approachable, friendly, pragmatic, commercial, fast to respond”; “I would single out Luke who is my ‘go-to’ person in Chambers”; “Luke is lovely to deal with, prompt to respond and practical in his approach”.

He has been a member of chambers' Equality and Diversity committee since 2018, has previously been nominated at the national Bar Pro Bono awards for the Pro Bono Chambers’ Professional of the Year award and is a member of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks.

For out of hours requests please contact Luke via his mobile phone: +44 (0)7956 347014