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Clerking and Client Care

Chief Executive

Our team is headed by our Chief Executive, Fiona Fitzgerald. Fiona is a past chairman of the Association of Women Solicitors and was previously a partner at a national law firm. She has been a full-time manager for over twelve years, responsible for business acquisition, business development and overseeing operations.

Clerking

Keith Nagle and John Clark are our Senior Clerks. They are supported by Practice Manager Justin Allen and Lee Wright, and by our junior clerks, Vincent Carter, Nathan Ellingham, Bradley Edwards.and George Rushton. Keith and John have been with Radcliffe Chambers (or with our predecessors 11 Old Square and 11 New Square) for 40 and 25 years respectively.

Our clerks seek to develop strong working relationships with the solicitors and others who instruct us. They draw on their comprehensive knowledge of members’ practices and on their extensive clerking experience to ensure that, for each case, we provide the right barrister, at the right level of seniority, for the right fee. They will be pleased to discuss all aspects of our members’ practices, recommend suitable counsel, and provide information on availability, fees, and court listing.

Chambers’ fees policy is flexible and competitive. We are happy to provide fee quotations in advance of work being undertaken. These are typically either on the basis of hourly rates, or a fixed fee for individual pieces of work. Our clerks are always willing to seek to tailor fee arrangements to suit the client’s individual requirements.

Our clerks maintain close contact with court listing offices, and they attend listing appointments in all divisions of the High Court to ensure counsel’s availability for hearings.

Members of Chambers are willing to accept instructions under Conditional Fee Arrangements in appropriate cases. Please contact the clerks, who will be pleased to discuss the matter and advise you further.

Client Care

Radcliffe Chambers is committed to a high standard of client care. We recently won the Client Service Set of the Year award at the Chambers UK Bar Awards and have been consistently commended in the Client Service rankings of Chambers UK.

We organise a rolling programme of seminars and the publication of briefing notes, articles and updates. Our seminars are fully accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and are generally free of charge. Members of Chambers participate in training or marketing seminars provided by solicitors to their clients. We also support our clients in business development activity and assist with secondments and other initiatives.

At the forefront of a minor revolution at the Bar that has seen the profession take on some of the trappings of modern customer-focused businesses.

Client Service section, Chambers UK