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Chambers and Partners UK Bar Directory 2017
"The clerks are always very keen to help, willing to accommodate our needs and quick to get back to you.” Chambers director Stuart Smith leads the clerking team. - POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture, All Circuits
The set is highly regarded by instructing solicitors: "The chambers is really excellent for its customer service. It houses extraordinarily talented individuals and is run extremely well and professionally." Client service: "The clerks are fantastic and extremely efficient." The clerking team is headed by chambers director Russell Porter. - Commercial Dispute Resolution - South Eastern Bar
"An excellent service; we can always talk to them." "They have a really good set of clerks who are very user-friendly." Mark Heath acts as chambers director. - Clinical Negligence Western Bar
"The clerking service is one of the main attractions of 3PB. It is the best that I have dealt with in 20-plus years of doing this work." Chambers director Stuart Pringle manages the criminal clerking team from Winchester. - Crime Western Bar
Solicitors describe them as "a well-run set of chambers with approachable and responsive barristers." Client service: "We have always found the clerks in particular to be proactive, helpful and polite." "They are willing to go the extra mile." Russell Porter is the senior clerk. - Employment Western Bar
"The clerks are always ready and willing to help." "If there is anything that concerns me, I know I can bring it to the clerks' attention and it is dealt with discreetly and efficiently." - Family Western Bar
Chambers and Partners UK Bar Directory 2016
"The clerking is very personalised, they always ensure they understand our needs, and that we get barristers who follow our approach." "Russell Porter is their senior clerk, and he goes out of his way to make sure we're happy." "They (the clerks) always get back to you in good time, they are always approachable and there to help." Chambers director Russell Porter heads the clerking team in Oxford.
Chambers and Partners 2015
"The clerking is good there. Russell Porter, the chambers director, is particularly helpful - whenever we phone up he will bend over backwards to assist us" - Client service for Employment (Western Circuit).
"The clerks, led by Russell Porter, are really helpful, both with specific queries and making recommendations" - Client service Business and Commercial (South Eastern Circuit).
Legal 500 UK Bar Directory 2016
‘One always has confidence that the clerks will be able to provide a suitably skilled and experienced lawyer, who will get to grips with a client’s case’.
Some say they ‘honestly do not think that the set could do anything that could improve the level of service’; all staff are ‘friendly and always ready to assist’.
In particular, the chambers directors are singled out: Stuart Pringle ‘comes back to you quickly and ensures that solicitors are kept informed at all stages’, Mark Heath is ‘commercially savvy and forward-thinking’, and Russell Porter is ‘particularly adept at providing a smooth service and dealing efficiently with any hiccups that might arise’.
Legal 500 Bar Directory 2014
‘.. an extremely professional service’. The practice managers are ‘always approachable’, ‘well informed’ and ‘commercially practical on fees’.
“The clerks and support teams are very personable as are the barristers themselves”. (Instructing solicitor)
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