“the clerks are always extremely helpful, very accommodating
and understand exactly what clients are trying to achieve”
(Chambers & Partners 2016)
Chambers’ clerks deal with the administration of members’ work.
They are available to deal with both general and specific enquiries. They will be happy to advise as to the most suitable member or members of Chambers to deal with a particular piece of work, as to members’ availability, and in relation to fees. Chambers’ usual staffed hours are from 8.00 am to 7.30 pm, but there is a duty clerk available seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Out of hours, please call +44 (0)7831 394225.
Arrangements can be made to hold conferences at a location with access for anyone with a disability. Please contact our clerks in advance for appropriate arrangements to be made. We will consider all requests for reasonable adjustments to be made to our facilities in order to assist any disabled person wishing to use our services.
Bernie is Joint Senior Clerk and began his career as a Barrister’s clerk in 1973.
He qualified as a member of the Institute of Barrister’s Clerks in 1986.
Bernie commenced his career at One Essex Court (now known as the Chambers of Lord Grabiner QC); he then moved to Queen Elizabeth Building (the Chambers now known as St Phillips Stone Chambers) before joining 7 King’s Bench Walk in December 1989.
Described by Legal 500 as "superb", Bernie is well known and well respected by solicitors and clients for his efforts to ensure that their requirements are met and that they receive the high quality of service they have come to expect from 7KBW. As well as playing an active role in the marketing and business development for Chambers, he has an intimate knowledge of the work undertaken by all members and is heavily involved in diary management and fee negotiation. He is responsible for the smooth running of the clerking team and for ensuring a professional service is always provided.
Outside Chambers, Bernie is enthusiastic about sports (watching and taking part) and music (particularly attending live shows at the 02 Arena), both of which have become a regular theme in Chambers’ marketing events.
07850 878 396
Greg is Joint Senior Clerk. He has over 30 years of experience behind him having commenced employment at 7KBW in 1984, when Adrian Hamilton Q.C. was Head of Chambers, and has clerked the likes of Lord Mance, Lord Justice Longmore, Lord Justice Tomlinson, Mr. Justice Cooke and Mr. Justice Flaux in his time at Chambers.
He is jointly responsible for the smooth and efficient running of Chambers’ clerking team, and is dedicated to ensuring that all members of the team provide a professional, reliable and personal service to all our solicitors and clients. He is always happy to advise on the type of expertise and experience required for a particular case. He also deals with business development, diary management and fee negotiations in appropriate cases, and is always on hand to advise and assist other members of the clerks’ room.
His interests include playing golf, shooting, fishing and, although born in Kent and living in Surrey, supporting West Ham United.
07768 008 116
Ed joined chambers in 1991 as a junior clerk when Adrian Hamilton QC was head of chambers. In his 23 years at such a busy and well respected set he has gained invaluable experience in all aspects of clerking and above all appreciates the importance of providing solicitors and clients with an honest, efficient and friendly service.
He is involved in all aspects of diary management and regularly fixes hearings in the High Court and with (and often on behalf of) arbitral tribunals. He deals with fee negotiation at all levels and is also involved in various aspects of internal chambers administration and management. He oversees and assists the junior members of the clerking team to ensure that deadlines are met and the high standards of chambers are maintained.
Before the arrival of sprogs he enjoyed eating out and relaxing holidays. These days what limited free time he has is given over to reading/watching science fiction, keeping up with current affairs, archery, following the antics of The Arsenal, riding his motorcycle within prevailing speed limits and avoiding using public transport.
07768 008 117
Gary joined Chambers as a junior clerk in 1998 and now holds the position as 1st Junior Clerk.
Having been at 7KBW for over 17 years, he has an in depth knowledge of the running of Chambers and his principle duties include the daily liaison with clients in relation to practices, distribution of work, management of Counsels' diaries and fee negotiation.
Gary also has a very detailed knowledge with regard to the listing of hearings in all divisions at the High Court.
Outside of Chambers, when Gary is not chasing around after his 3 year old son, his hobbies include supporting the mighty Tottenham Hotspur, Horse Racing and Cricket.
“fantastically pleasant and efficient Gary Rose” – Legal 500 2014.
07843 617 239
Joe joined chambers as a junior clerk in 2012.
After a successful two years at 7KBW, he was promoted to the senior clerking team.
His main duties include fixing hearings in all divisions of the High Court, management of counsels’ diaries and negotiation of fees for the junior members of chambers.
Joe also oversees the work carried out by the junior clerking team to ensure the smooth running of chambers, and to ensure deadlines are met.
Outside of chambers, his hobbies include watching and playing football, golf, socialising and regularly going to the gym.
07535 261 994
Practice Development and Marketing Director
Brian joined 7KBW on 5th January 2015, having previously been one of the joint senior clerks at 20 Essex Street. He has vast experience and is notable as a pioneer in recognising and acting upon marketing opportunities in the international marketplace.
Brian was Chair of the Institute of Barristers Clerks from 2013-2016 and was elected Vice President in 2017. Brian also served on many of the Bar Council’s committees including the CMA investigation into the provision of legal services and the International Committee. Brian is also a Director of BARCO.
Brian was awarded the Chambers & Partners Lifetime Achievement Award, at the Bar Awards in 2016, in recognition of his services to the legal profession. Legal 500 describes him as “a superb senior clerk and a pleasure to deal with”. His interests are golf, Manchester United and boxing.
07977 590 220
Marketing and Administration Assistant
Chantal joined 7 King’s Bench Walk in 2011. She works closely with clerking team and Brian Lee in providing marketing and administrative support.