Clerks

Our highly experienced team of clerks are on hand to provide you with the most qualified barrister for your case. Our office opening hours are 8.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Finance, Administration, Marketing and Recruitment are handled by our Practice Management.

The clerks… also garner praise: ‘they are dependable and never let you down’, and ‘provide splendid support’. In particular, senior clerk Ian Boardman is ‘helpful and friendly’ and ‘tailors the service he provides to suit client needs’. He is supported by deputy senior clerk Mark Townsend (‘very efficient and pleasant to deal with’) and first junior Hayley Walker (‘outstanding at what she does and always trying to accommodate’). Some say they ‘have tried other Chambers in the past but always come back to this set due to the excellent service from the clerks and barristers’.

Legal 500, 2017

Ian Boardman Senior Clerk

Ian has been a barristers’ clerk for over thirty years and has developed a wide range of experience in all walks of legal life. He became Senior Clerk in Bedford Row in 1988 and takes a modern approach to both clients and chambers professional needs. In his spare time he enjoys golf, squash and running.

Mark Townsend Deputy Senior Clerk

Mark began his career as a barristers’ clerk in 1993 and joined chambers as 1st Junior in 1999 having previously worked in Lincoln’s Inn and the Temple. Mark assists the Senior Clerk with the smooth running of chambers and has overall day to day responsibility for diary management and allocation of work and is happy to advise solicitors as to availability and suitability of counsel as well as their likely fees. Mark is married with two daughters and in his spare time enjoys walking, cycling, playing golf, cooking and music.

Hayley Walker Hayley Walker First Junior Clerk

Hayley has been a member of the Field Court clerking team since November 2006. She has been promoted through our ranks to First Junior Clerk and is the designated Direct Public Access Clerk. Hayley’s responsibilities include day-to-day diary management and assisting with Direct Public Access enquiries. Hayley is a highly regarded member of the clerking team and prides herself on being approachable, professional and efficient.

In May 2010 Hayley obtained the IBC BTEC Advanced Award in Chambers Administration qualification with distinction.

Shannon Pinder Junior Clerk

Shannon joined chambers in September 2015 after completing her a-levels in Law, politics and sociology. Her duties include diary and practice management, assisting barristers to and from court and general administrative duties.

Lily Putt Junior Clerk

Lily joined the Chambers in January 2017 after having completed her A-Levels last September in law, history and Btec Sport. Lily’s duties within the chambers include, assisting the barristers to and from court, Diary and practice management and general administrative duties. In her spare time she enjoys Cheerleading and competing in Cheerleading competitions.

Lloyd Smith Fees Clerk

Lloyd joined chambers in 2005 and deals primarily with the billing of publicly funded family cases and related enquiries.