Justin joined St Philips in 2011 and has been central to the development of St Philips Commercial and its restructured clerking team. He commenced his career as a Bar Clerk at 3 Fountain Court before moving to No 5 Chambers as Senior Practice Manager of their Commercial Team. With over 22 years’ experience in chambers, Justin brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to the role here.
“The role of the barristers clerk has changed a great deal since I first started in chambers. Although I’m ultimately accountable for the daily supervision of the clerking team, I work closely with senior members of St Philips Commercial in the planning and development of the business. Along with the administration and promotion of the practice teams across the group, I am responsible for the management and development of our client relationships. I believe listening to our clients, and incorporating what they want from chambers into the services that we provide, are key to the success of our business and the long term relationships which we wish to build with all of our clients. I’m very lucky to have a team around me which also buys into this philosophy, and takes pride in the service that we provide.”
Married to a partner of a Top 20 UK Law Firm and with 3 young boys, Justin also has a weekend job as a taxi-driver with regular pick ups to and from children’s birthday parties, swimming classes and sports clubs. If a window does appear in his diary, he has been known to enjoy good quality restaurants where he can focus on his wife rather than liaising with her via e-mail.
Justin is a member of the Institute of Barristers Clerks and the Legal Practice Management Association. If you would like further information on any part of St Philips Commercial please feel free to contact Justin.