The clerks’ room ‘consistently impresses with its high standard of service’ and is ‘always able to suggest suitable barristers when required at short notice’. Leading the team, David Goddard is hailed as ‘a legend’ and ‘a veritable clerking institution’. He and first junior Jason Doyle are ‘outstanding’; ‘both care passionately about the set, its clients and the service they provide, and will go the extra mile to assist’. The ‘client-focused’ Ben Lashmar is ‘a clerk to watch for the future’. – The Legal 500 2017
“Head clerk David Goddard is universally appreciated by solicitors, while deputy Jason Doyle attracts particular acclaim, with solicitors commenting that ‘he is everything a modern clerk should be – always easy to get hold of, sensible about fees and someone who has a fantastic relationship with the listing office.” – Chambers Bar Guide 2016
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 Friday. Outside term time it is staffed from 8.00 am to 7.00 pm. Outside these 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 in unanswered.
All telephone enquiries are answered directly by one of the clerking team.