Chambers & Partners Global 2019
“The clerks, led by David Goddard, are very helpful, very professional and very user-friendly.” “They treat you like royalty.”
“They’re all excellent clerks, they’re very quick at responding, very helpful and always willing to be accommodating with fees when necessary.” “It’s a very good chambers with responsive clerks.”
Legal 500 2018
Described by some as ‘a bit of a Slaughter and May of the Bar’, Chancery set 4 Stone Buildings is ‘very good for banking and commercial disputes’, offering approachable counsel for company and partnership, financial services, civil fraud and insolvency work.
The clerks’ room, led by senior clerk David Goddard, is ‘the best in the market’ and ‘eager to assist’; ‘if I have a question others cannot answer, I go to them,’ said one solicitor. Others highlighted the team’s ‘excellent relationship with the court and listings office’ and its pragmatism ‘when it comes to negotiating fees’. First junior clerk Jason Doyle is ‘user friendly and happy to discuss which counsel to use for your matters’, and ‘understands what is required for the lay client’. ‘Ones to watch’, Ben Lashmar offers an ‘excellent service’ and is ‘always available to speak’.
The service from the clerks is ‘proactive and collaborative’.
A significant contribution to the successful management of Chambers is made by the clerks, who recognise the importance of maintaining good relations both with the Courts and with our clients. The Clerks’ Room is a knowledgeable and efficient organisation, and solicitors often comment on how friendly and helpful the Clerks are.
During term time, the Clerks’ Room is staffed from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm Monday to Thursday and 8.00 am to 7.00 pm on Friday. Outside term time it is staffed from 8.00 am to 7.00 pm. Out of hours contact details can be found on the contacts page of this website or on the recorded message on 020 7242 5524 if your call is unanswered.
All telephone enquiries are answered directly by one of the clerking team.