Hugh Cumber - 5 Stone Buildings

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Henry Harrod - 5 Stone Buildings
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Henry Harrod

Shan Warnock-Smith QC - 5 Stone Buildings
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Shân Warnock-Smith QC

Christopher Whitehouse - 5 Stone Buildings
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Christopher Whitehouse -Retired

Mark Blackett-Ord - 5 Stone Buildings
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Mark Blackett-Ord

Andrew Simmonds QC - 5 Stone Buildings
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Andrew Simmonds QC

Mirranda Allardice - 5 Stone Buildings
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Miranda Allardice

Penelope Reed - 5 Stone Buildings
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Penelope Reed QC

Christopher Tidmarsh QC - 5 Stone Buildings
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Christopher Tidmarsh QC

Michael O'Sullivan - 5 Stone Buildings
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Michael O’Sullivan

Patrick Rolfe - 5 Stone Buildings
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Patrick Rolfe

Barbara Rich - 5 Stone Buildings
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Barbara Rich

Tracey Angus QC - 5 Stone Buildings
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Tracey Angus QC

Henry Legge QC - 5 Stone Buildings
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Henry Legge QC

Amanda Hardy QC
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Amanda Hardy QC

David Rees QC
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David Rees QC

Leon Sartin - 5 Stone Buildings
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Leon Sartin

Sarah Haren - 5 Stone Buildings
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Sarah Haren QC

Thomas Entwistle - 5 Stone Buildings
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Thomas Entwistle

Luke Harris
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Luke Harris

Matthew Paton
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Matthew Paton

Mark Baxter - 5 Stone Buildings
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Mark Baxter

Charlotte Edge - 5 Stone Buildings
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Charlotte Edge

Ruth Hughes - 5 Stone Buildings
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Ruth Hughes

Edward Hewitt - 5 Stone Buildings
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Edward Hewitt

William East - 5 Stone Buildings
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William East

Toby Bishop
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Toby Bishop

Raj Arumugam
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Raj Arumugam

Jordan Holland
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Jordan Holland

Mathew Roper
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Mathew Roper

Alexander Drapkin - 5 Stone Buildings
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Alexander Drapkin

Oliver Marre
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Oliver Marre

Harry Martin
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Harry Martin

Sam Chandler - 5 Stone Buildings
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Sam Chandler

Hugh Cumber - 5 Stone Buildings
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Hugh Cumber

Eliza Eagling - 5 Stone Buildings
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Eliza Eagling

Rose Fetherstonhaugh
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Rose Fetherstonhaugh

Simon Douglas
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Simon Douglas

Arabella Adams
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Arabella Adams

Emilia Carslaw
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Emilia Carslaw

Clerks
Paul Jennings / Senior Clerk

Paul Jennings Senior Clerk

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Dan Coote / 1st Junior Clerk

Dan Coote 1st Junior Clerk

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Charlie Firmin / 2nd Junior Clerk

Charlie Firmin 2nd Junior Clerk

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Ciara Moore / Junior clerk

Ciara Moore Junior clerk

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Ethan Bailey / Junior Clerk

Ethan Bailey Junior Clerk

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Staff
Catherine Kearney / Operations and HR Manager

Catherine Kearney Operations and HR Manager

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t020 7242 6201

Jo Georgiou / Administration Assistant

Jo Georgiou Administration Assistant

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t0207 242 6201

Our Clerks

They continue to attract recognition for their professionalism and ability.

A source reports that the clerks, led by Paul Jennings, are “very friendly and very easy to deal with – I expected a high standard of service and we get it.” This source adds: “We’ve used a number of tax counsel previously and this has been the most straightforward.”

Another interviewee adds that “the clerks are a really good bunch – it’s a very well organised crew, everything is done quickly and professionally.”

 

Chambers and Partners UK Bar 2020 

“The clerks are all very polite and helpful. They’re very good at suggesting alternative barristers if the usual choice is not available.”

“The clerking service is efficient and friendly.”

Legal 500 2020 

“All the clerks are fantastic: responsive, friendly and competent”.

“Clerks I have dealt with are friendly and efficient. I usually deal with Paul Jennings who is both”.

“Easy to deal with and experienced. They have a good knowledge of the subject matter and are well-versed in matching counsel to a particular assignment”.

“Efficient and timely. Paul Jennings is always a pleasure to deal with, as is Dan Coote”.

“Excellent and efficient service throughout and every clerk I liaised with were helpful and dealt with any queries expeditiously”.

“First-rate clerks, who really understand solicitors’ needs. Paul Jennings and Dan Coote are quite excellent and very personable”. 

“Dan Coote has been very efficient and helpful”.

“Paul Jennings – excellent, willing to be helpful and pragmatic about how costs are managed, backed up by great juniors, in particular Dan Coote”.

“Paul Jennings is an excellent senior clerk, approachable and professional”.

“The clerks are always very helpful and quick to respond to queries. Charlie Firmin always responds promptly and is good at ensuring that matters are progress – such as getting hearings listed”.

“The clerks are excellent in matching up the strengths of the various counsel with the relevant case matters and are very helpful in making the necessary arrangements!”.

“The clerks go out of their way. Paul and Dan are always attentive and helpful”.

“They are very helpful and I can often obtain information from them outside their normal course of work”.

“They are very helpful, especially when you require access to urgent advice”.

“Top notch both in terms of response times and assistance with document preparation”.

“We have found the clerks to be generally responsive and always helpful. We would say in particular Paul Jennings has an extremely good manner and understanding of what an instructing solicitor needs. He understands what you need beyond just the legal issues and understands the characters involved and is willing to bend over backwards to help you. He is approachable, responsive, commercially savvy and a pleasure to deal with”. 

Chambers and Partners High Net Worth 2019 

“Paul Jennings is excellent and runs a tight ship.”

“The clerks are very easy to deal with and it’s easy to develop good relationships with them. You can be confident they will find the right counsel for any problem and they are very responsive and approachable.”

Chambers UK 2018

“Senior clerk Paul Jennings is able ‘to match complexity of matter and resources of funds to a suitable barrister every time’. ‘He takes time to get to know instructing solicitors’ and is ‘always able to get things done, even in the trickiest of situations’. First junior Dan Coote also reaps praise: ‘he always ensures a rapid response and if a barrister is not available, he provides a replacement – not just someone who is available but someone who is suitable for the matter at hand’. As a team, all the clerks are ‘top-notch’ and ‘ready to go the extra mile for clients’.”

The Legal 500 2017

“The clerking is really good. Senior clerk Paul Jennings is someone you can ring and have an upfront chat with. He says ‘leave it with me’ and comes back with precisely what you’ve asked for. He understands exactly how this game works.”

5 Stone Buildings is one of our go-to sets. Their rates are relatively reasonable and the clerking is great.

Chambers UK 2017

 

Our clerks room is open between 8.45 a.m. to 6.15 p.m., Monday to Friday, during which time you can reach us on 020 7242 6201 or at clerks@5sblaw.com.

At other times please contact Paul Jennings or Dan Coote on the numbers within the contact tab.