Family & Divorce Clerks

Luke Hodgson in particular, is very approachable and goes above and beyond to try to accommodate changes in the listing of hearings, and access to the barristers of choice.”
Legal 500, 2021

He understands each client’s particular needs and with his extensive knowledge of chambers provides the most suitable counsel for each matter. He enjoys a reputation for the friendly, helpful and efficient service he provides to clients.

“The Family team’s clerking arrangements, led by Luke Hodgson, at St John’s Chambers are second to none. I sense they have a genuine wish to provide an excellent service which they do. Their responses are always timely and they go the extra mile when issues need resolving. They are a credit to the barristers they support.”
Partner, Exeter

“Luke is a brilliantly able clerk with a gift for making an instructing solicitor’s life easier. His diary management is second to none. Above all, he is down to earth, accommodating and always an absolute pleasure to deal with.”
Partner, Exeter

“Instructing the right barrister to represent a client is generally a difficult task. Luke Hodgson at St Johns Chambers in Bristol has always gone the ‘extra mile’ to ensure that my clients’ expectations are met and at a realistic cost. I would highly recommend Luke and his team at St Johns. They are always friendly and accommodating and will do their very best to ensure that my clients get the right representation for their case.”
Partner, Bristol

Elaine Jewell-Moore

“Elaine Jewell-Moore, the family law practice team leader, is described as “particularly great, prompt and efficient.”
Chambers UK, 2021

“All the clerks do a good job but in particular, I think Elaine Jewell Moore is friendly, helpful and an excellent clerk. ‘Elaine Jewell-Moore in particular is fantastic. She is warm, friendly and accommodating.’ “
Legal 500, 2021

In her spare time she’s a volunteer fundraiser / organiser for St Margaret’s Hospice (Taunton) and Deputy Manager for the Communications team of Festival Medical Services, a Charity that raises money by providing medical cover at various outdoor events.

Elaine’s hobbies include live music, outdoor pursuits and reading.

Charlotte Fryer

“The clerks are always very friendly and helpful; again they are an essential part of the excellent service delivered by this set of Chambers”
Legal 500, 2021

She joined St John’s Chambers as a clerk to the Family Practice Group in 2015.

Charlotte has a BTEC in Chambers Administration, holds CILEx qualifications and is an Accredited Police Station Representative.

She is also a member of The Institute of Barristers Clerks.

Karen Hughes

Karen deals with Legal Aid claims on behalf of Barristers.

In her spare time Karen enjoys walking, swimming and has recently taken up running.