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
“The clerks’ room is one of chambers’ greatest strengths.”
“Senior clerk Paul Jennings is as well-known as his members and is ‘great at maintaining relationships between his barristers and those instructing them.”
“Jennings runs a tight ship with humour and is always available (and commercially realistic) for the discussion of fees.”
“First junior Dan Coote and second junior Elliott Hurrell are also recommended for being responsive and agile in their approach, tell them what you need, and they will always find a way to deliver.”
Asked how chambers could improve, one solicitor replied: “Hard to say when they are so close to perfection.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
At other times please contact Paul Jennings or Dan Coote on the numbers within the contact tab.