Mark Bennett

Practice Director/Senior Clerk

Mark Bennett
Practice Director/Senior Clerk

Mark first joined Chambers in 1985 as a junior clerk and was subsequently appointed first junior in 1993. He is responsible for all aspects of our practice management and is also the first point of enquiry for silk-related work.

As our Practice Director, he has witnessed significant changes since 1985 and has worked under six ‘Heads of Chambers’. Mark has been an influential leader over the past three decades and has helped grow our set from 26 members to over 90 full-time members today.

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Nick Parkinson

Deputy Practice Director

Nick Parkinson
Deputy Practice Director

Nick has over 25 years of clerking experience and first joined Chambers in 1995. He is now our Deputy Practice Director and has taken primary responsibility for growing our regulatory team after being appointed to his post in 2012.

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Lee Young

Assistant Practice Director

Lee Young
Assistant Practice Director

Lee joined Chambers in 2009. He has been clerking for 20 years and boasts vast experience in major areas of law. Lee plays an invaluable role supporting members of Chambers.

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Chris Jones

Practice Manager & Lead Chelmsford Clerk

Chris Jones
Practice Manager & Lead Chelmsford Clerk

Prior to joining our clerking team in September 2016 Chris spent eight years working at another London set of chambers specialising in Criminal Law and brings a wealth of experience to the role.  Chris has now additionally taken on the responsibility of heading the clerking team in our Chelmsford Annexe.  He will split his time equally between both our London and Chelmsford premises.

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David Pilkington

Practice Manager

David Pilkington
Practice Manager

David Pilkington joined Chambers in 2015 as a Practice Assistant.

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Ellie Jones

Practice Assistant

Ellie Jones
Practice Assistant

Ellie is Chambers’ newest addition to our clerking team, having joined in September 2019.

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Martin Filby

Head of Fees

Martin Filby
Head of Fees

Martin Filby heads our Fees department.  He has been a fees clerk for over 20 years and  first joined us in 2014.  Martin plays a vital role in the billing of case fees and pursuing member’s payments.

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Rachel Shepherd

Fees Clerk

Rachel Shepherd
Fees Clerk

Rachel Shepherd first joined Chambers in early 2016.  She has eight years’ experience in fees related matters and works closely alongside Martin Filby.

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Joe Barrett

Administration and Financial Management

Joe Barrett
Administration and Financial Management

Joe joined Chambers in 2015.  He oversees external contracts with our main suppliers, supports our IT requirements and manages key aspects of our day-to-day financial management.

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Chris Jones

Practice Manager & Lead Chelmsford Clerk

Chris Jones
Practice Manager & Lead Chelmsford Clerk

Prior to joining our clerking team in September 2016 Chris spent eight years working at another London set of chambers specialising in Criminal Law and brings a wealth of experience to the role.  Chris has now additionally taken on the responsibility of heading the clerking team in our Chelmsford Annexe.  He will split his time equally between both our London and Chelmsford premises.

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Theresa Feeney

Practice Manager

Theresa Feeney
Practice Manager

Theresa joined us in 2005 and plays a key role supporting our members working in the region with their day -to-day practices. Theresa also takes on responsibility for assisting with the billing of cases for members.

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Crystal Fernandes

Head of Marketing & Project Operations

Crystal Fernandes
Head of Marketing & Project Operations

Crystal joined Chambers early 2019. She is a central point of contact across RLC, supporting various initiatives and managing Chambers’ marketing and communications. She is a direct report into Heads of Chambers.

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Georgina Burrage

Administrative Assistant

Georgina Burrage
Administrative Assistant

Georgina is Chambers’ newest addition to our support team, joining us in January 2021.

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