"The "excellent clerking" deserves credit for its part in cultivating this congenial climate. Under the command of senior clerk David Hockney, the "personable and commercial" team is on the ball, "super-responsive and accommodating." Clients are especially impressed by the way the clerking team "keeps itself in the loop." This enables it to quickly identify any issues that arise and respond effectively with solutions"
"Sources assess the overall level of service at Monckton Chambers as being of a very high standard, with its clerks winning particular praise for their "responsiveness, friendliness, and reliability."
Chambers & Partners 2012
"Monckton Chambers is commended for its 'proactive', 'practical' and 'helpful' clerks, most notably senior clerk David Hockney, who has a 'very good understanding of the issues and requirements' in this field."
"... 'a first class, street wise' clerking team"
Chambers & Partners Bar Awards 2009
Our clerks will help you to instruct a barrister in a new matter. They have a detailed knowledge of the expertise and availability of our members, and will provide you with all the information and advice that you may need to find a suitable barrister or team of barristers. Monckton Chambers has a large pool of QCs and juniors, and we take pride in tailoring our services to the particular needs of each case and client.
Our clerks also have excellent knowledge of the administration of the courts and tribunals and can assist with all aspects of listing and court liaison.
The clerking team is responsible for agreeing, billing and collecting professional fees, which are negotiated on a case-by-case basis. Rates vary from barrister to barrister and depend on many factors, including the complexity and length of the case. Our clerks adopt a flexible approach to fees and are happy to agree hourly rates or all-inclusive fees for individual pieces of work.
All our clerks undertake the BTEC Advanced Award in Chambers Administration and all are members of the Institute of Barristers' Clerks.
Chambers' business hours are 08.00 to 19.00, Monday to Friday. Our clerks can be contacted as follows:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7405 7211
Fax: +44 (0)20 7405 2084
Outside office hours only, David Hockney, our Senior Clerk can be contacted on +44 (0)7973 757 979. Or our Deputy Senior Clerk, Paul Reece, can be contacted on +44 (0) 7877 233 566
DAVID HOCKNEY, SENIOR CLERK
David leads the clerking team at Monckton Chambers and is responsible for the development and management of all practices within Chambers. Having clerked at Monckton Chambers since 1990 he has seen the Chambers evolve into a modern, progressive, client-focused organisation. He has been the Senior Clerk since 2002, in which time he has developed and managed a number of successful business development initiatives. David is a key member of Chambers Management Committee and chairs all of Chambers practice group meetings and as such is crucial to Chambers' strategic and decision making processes.
PAUL REECE, DEPUTY SENIOR CLERK
Paul joined Monckton Chambers in April 2013 from Serle Court in Lincoln's Inn. Having clerked in leading sets of Chambers in Lincoln's Inn and at Bedford Row since 1987, Paul has a wealth of Clerking and marketing experience with a particular emphasis in dealing with enquiries covering all aspects of Commercial, Chancery and more generally Civil Law. As a key member of Chambers' Clerking team, Paul's core responsibilities include client liaison, the distribution of work, fee negotiation, and practice development for all members of Chambers. Paul is also a member of Chambers' Marketing Committee.
JOHN KEEGAN, FIRST JUNIOR CLERK
John joined Monckton Chambers in 2002 having clerked at leading sets in the Temple and is a key member of the clerks' team. John can advise clients on the full spectrum of services within Chambers. His key responsibilities include the distribution and acceptance of work, fee negotiation and practice development for all members of Chambers. In addition, John has strong case management and listing skills and can assist clients on listing procedures in all courts and tribunals in which Chambers appear. John is also a key member of our Pupillage Committee.
Steven joined Chambers in 2006 and has quickly established himself as a vital member of the team. Steven's duties include liaising with clients regarding acceptance and distribution of work, the management of Counsels' diaries and fixing court hearings. Steven also takes an active role in assisting the Senior Clerks with the marketing and development of Chambers business.
Sam has been a clerk at Monckton Chambers since 2007. Sam assists in all aspects of clerking including the fixing of cases, distribution and acceptance of work and the filing and lodging of court documents. In 2009 Sam was awarded the Jon Carter Memorial Trophy by the Institute of Barristers' Clerks for achieving the highest marks of any student in the Advanced Award in Chambers Administration.
Matthew joined Chambers in August 2011 with three A levels and 2 AS levels. As a junior clerk Matthew provides support to all members of Chambers as well as assisting the members of the Clerking team. Matthew's job includes the collation of bundles and the transfer of documents to and from court.
Kelly joined Chambers in May 2012 with an A level in Law and a legal secretarial qualification. She provides assistance to all Members of Chambers as well as the clerking team. Kelly and Dominic work together assisting barristers with their needs and transferring files to and from court.
Dominic, the latest member to join our clerking team, joined Chambers in April 2013, with 3 A Levels and previous experience as a Parliamentary Assistant. Dominic provides support to all Members of Chambers and the clerking team. Dominic is responsible for the day to day court runs, copying and the daily post.