Clerks

Our friendly and approachable team of experienced clerks can discuss your specific requirements and suggest the most suitable barrister for your specific needs.

Derek Jenkins

Derek is responsible for clerking, business strategy, marketing and business development, finance and administration.

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Rob BOCOCK

Rob is now entering his 4th decade as a clerk. Having started his career in the Temple, he moved to St John’s in 2005. He is responsible for the operational and strategic development of the Commercial and Chancery Practice Group as well as marketing, business development and the overall smooth running of the team, ensuring clients are provided with a first class service. He is assisted by a first class clerking team, which includes Paul Bennett, Elizabeth Champion and Simon Lyons.

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Luke Hodgson

Luke has extensive clerking experience and deals with all aspects of St John’s Chambers’ family law work including building and managing client relationships, clerking all barristers within the Family & Divorce team, negotiation of fees and management of the clerking team.

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Annette is the longest-serving member of staff, having been with Chambers for over 22 years. For the first 12 years with chambers she was the Senior Criminal Clerk and, since 2007, she has been Practice Manger for the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence teams. She also retains responsibility for the management of the Regulatory Crime practice. Clients appreciate her professionalism and approachable and friendly manner.

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Elizabeth joined St John’s Chambers in 2008, and is a clerk for the Commercial & Chancery Practice Group. She has specific responsibility for the Real Estate and Public & Administrative teams.

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Paul Bennett

Paul assists with the practice management of the Commercial & Chancery team and has specific responsibility for Wills & Trusts practice group. He has been with St John’s since 2007, having previously worked at sets in Lincoln’s Inn and The Temple.

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Simon Lyons

Simon is a clerk for our Commercial & Chancery Practice Group and has specific responsibility for the commercial team. He started his clerking career in 2005 for a common law set of Chambers in Middle Temple. Simon has built up a reputation for being a very knowledgeable and approachable clerk, and always willing to go the extra mile.

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Paul Nuttall

Paul joined St John’s Chambers in 2022, and is the Practice Team Leader for the Real Estate and Public & Administrative teams.

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Elaine Jewell-Moore

Elaine has covered various legal disciplines in her career including commercial/residential property, debt recovery & insolvency, and employment (specialising in the DDA arena), but in February 2010 joined the clerking team for the Family Practice Group at St John’s as 1st Junior, primarily running diaries, billing private and legal aid work, client/practice development and marketing the team.  Since that time she has taken on the Team Leader responsibilities for the Children Law side of the Practice Group, getting involved in the strategic operation and marketing of the team, to include the organisation, promotion and delivery of their seminars.

In addition to family work, Elaine deals with the Health & Welfare side of the Court of Protection team and is always happy to assist with signposting and allocation of work in that specialism.

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Adam Marston

Adam joined St John’s in 2007 and as First Junior to the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence teams is responsible for the day to day smooth running of the diary, liaising with clients and the negotiation of fees for all members of the team.

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Hugh joined St John’s at the beginning of 2012 having moved from 3 Pump Court Chambers.

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Lara joined the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Clerking team in November 2019.

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Abi Hooper

Abi joined the Family & Divorce clerking team in March 2022. She was recently a junior clerk to the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence team.

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Karen Hughes

Karen joined Chambers in 2014 as a Billing Clerk for the Family & Divorce team after working for 10 years as an accounts assistant for a firm of solicitors.

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Lee Hanson

Lee joined St John’s Chambers in 2015. Prior to this Lee worked in credit control for over 15 years, covering insurance, media at a top 50 law firm in Bristol. At St John’s, Lee is in regular contact with solicitors to ensure that there are no queries or problems with regard to counsels fees.

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Trudi Paul

Trudy trained as an accounting technician whilst working in publishing before joining St Johns Chambers in 2008. Trudy is in regular contact with solicitors to ensure that there are no queries or problems with regard to Counsels fees.

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