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Chambers’ Operations

“An ‘impressive’ set for professional negligence and personal injury work, Crown Office Chambers also has ‘an outstanding construction and engineering practice’ and, for some, is their ‘first port of call’. Under the leadership of senior managing clerk Andy Flanagan, the ‘professional and friendly’ clerks’ room is ‘excellent’ and ‘ensures a seamless service is provided’. Commercial, construction and energy clerk Chris Sunderland ‘provides a first-class service’. On the clinical negligence and personal injury team, senior clerk James Wilkinson goes ‘above and beyond to secure preferred counsel’; Greg Frewin is ‘one of the best clerks to deal with and provides an exceptional service’; Oliver Edwards is ‘extremely responsive, very capable and very personable’. Insurance and professional liability clerks Steve Purse and Matthew Solari are ‘efficient and very helpful’; Joe Shepherd and Sam Barrett ‘go the extra mile to find a barrister for a piece of work with a quick turnaround or tight deadline’. The ‘excellent‘ senior criminal regulatory and environmental clerk Toby Sparrow and his leading health and safety team are ‘immensely helpful and highly responsive‘. Nick Hamilton and Christopher Kent are also worthy of note. Solicitors also highlighted how ‘on visits to chambers, their front office team are equally professional and helpful as the clerks and barristers’”

Our approach is flexible and friendly. The clerks’ team is willing to discuss any aspect of Chambers’ procedure and fee charging in an effort to accommodate individual requirements. We recognise that different kinds of legal business require different qualities, and will seek to match counsel both on expertise and personality.

Because we are not a law firm but a collection of independent practitioners, different members of chambers often represent opposing parties in the same dispute, while another member may be the mediator, arbitrator or construction adjudicator. In such circumstances, chambers puts in place appropriate information barriers in order to protect the confidentiality and individual interests of each party. Our systems for maintaining confidentiality are tested and effective.

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