Pallant Chambers Clerks

News

April 2017
Bernard Weatherill QC joins Pallant Chambers
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March 2017
Dylan Morgan and Zosia Keniston to join Pallant Chambers
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March 2017
Charlotte Georges joins the Family Team
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February 2017
Jessica Habel joins the Family Team
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January 2017
Katherine MacDonald joins the Family Team
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January 2017
Hazel Hobbs joins the Civil Team
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Clerking

Having been recognised in The Legal 500 as being “very well clerked and managed..” and “ably clerked” with our Senior Clerk noted as being “one of the very best” we believe that our service is and should be unparalleled.

Chambers prides itself on the high standard of its clerking and administration. Quality Mark procedures have been adopted at every stage of its business, from the acceptance of instructions to the rendering of accounts. It is of great importance to us that our Clerks are approachable, user friendly, clear and efficient.

The clerking team is on hand to advise on the appropriate barrister for every brief and to provide quick estimates of the likely cost of his or her instruction. Fixed prices can be agreed for all new instructions, from short initial advice to lengthy and complex litigation, and upon receipt, we timetable paperwork to ensure that clients are aware when advice and drafting will be completed.

The clerks can always arrange for the listing of emergency applications whether in the High Court or the County Courts. In particular, our Senior Clerk, Alister Williams, has extensive experience of the procedures for obtaining freezing orders or search and seizure orders in the High Court.

Pallant Chambers welcomes instructions by email and regularly receives and returns completed papers in this form.

Senior Clerk: Alister Williams

A clerk for more than 24 years, Alister worked for a leading London set before joining Chambers in July 2000.
He has an acute understanding of the strengths and personalities of each of his barristers and the nature of the tribunals before whom they appear. As Senior Clerk he is responsible for all aspects of Chambers’ operation and with his team is the first point of contact for enquiries in relation to expertise, availability and cost. A long standing member of the Institute of Barristers Clerks (IBC), in September 2013 he also became a full member of the Legal Practice Management Association (LPMA).
Direct dial: 01243 831900
Email: awilliams@pallantchambers.co.uk
Mobile: 07720 713660

First Junior Clerk: Danny Hazell

Danny joined Chambers in August 2009 from Pump Court Chambers. He has significant experience of the Courts having previously worked for Her Majesty’s Court Service. Danny assists Alister in the day to day running of Chambers and specifically of the Civil team. He also deals with the majority of the administration of our substantial CFA and Mixed fee practice.

Email: dhazell@pallantchambers.co.uk

Family Clerk: Sarah Sweatman

Sarah joined the administration team in 2002. With her background in business administration she assists in the smooth running of the clerks room. Sarah predominately deals with the Family team’s diary and the billing of publicly funded family work. Her vast knowledge of the Family team’s many strengths and of billing systems enable her to deal with most Family related enquiries exceptionally quickly. A credit to Sarah, our Family client base primary contact, the Legal 500 commented in 2013 Pallant Chambers fields ‘excellent family barristers at all levels, and a very friendly clerking team’

Email: ssweatman@pallantchambers.co.uk

Clerk: Joel Banks

Joel joined Chambers having previously worked in marketing in London and for the Goodwood Estate. Joel is one of the first points of contact clients have with Chambers and assists with case management, listing and internal facilities management.

Email: jbanks@pallantchambers.co.uk