All our clerks share our common values of excellence, service and, perhaps most importantly, integrity.

We will always offer full and candid guidance as to the instruction and briefing of our barristers in accordance with the expertise, experience and rate appropriate to your requirements.  We pride ourselves on our client-focused approach, coupled with a realistic, transparent and flexible fee policy.

We always look to offer best value to our clients and welcome the opportunity to work to service level agreements and prescribed fee protocols.

We give every single client the care and attention they deserve.

Clerks

Tony Hill Tony Hill
Senior Clerk
DDI: +44 (0)115 983 8000
tony@ropewalk.co.uk
Mob: 07850 086097
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Before coming to Nottingham in 1999, Tony worked in Lincoln’s Inn, firstly under Robert Allen and then Philip Alden and, finally, Alex Taylor in Gray’s Inn.

He clerks some senior members and has overall responsibility for Chambers’ administration, as well as building and maintaining relationships with our clients.

As well as managing to hold down a job, he has been a member of Mensa, school governor and is a father of four. He remains unsure if any is down to some slight degree of ability, serendipity or just poor vetting.

Alan Odiam Alan Odiam
Deputy Senior Clerk
DDI: +44 (0)115 983 8001
alan@ropewalk.co.uk
Mob: 07771 603929
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Alan has over thirty years’ clerking experience. He started his career in London, working in both the Inner and Middle Temple before coming to Nottingham. He joined Chambers in September 2002 as the First Junior and is now the Deputy Senior Clerk.

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, keeping one eye on West Ham’s fortunes (which are always hiding) and trying to stick to the Harcombe Diet.

Clerking Team Leaders

Adrian Kelly Adrian Kelly
DDI: +44 (0)115 983 8055
adrian@ropewalk.co.uk
Mob: 07792 530360
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Adrian has been in Chambers since 2008. He has responsibility for a team of 10 barristers.

Outside of work, he has a keen interest in football and supports Nottingham Forest. He also enjoys socialising with friends and family in his spare time.

Gemma Pike Gemma Pike
DDI: +44 (0)115 983 8053
gemma@ropewalk.co.uk
Mob: 07827 229106
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Gemma has been with Chambers for over 10 years. She is responsible for looking after a team of 10 barristers, across all practice areas.

Away from work, she enjoys reading when she is not running around after her young son.

Kirsty Rinkert Kirsty Rinkert
DDI: +44 (0)115 983 8052
kirsty@ropewalk.co.uk
Mob: 07950 355562
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Kirsty started at Ropewalk in 2008 and since that time has worked in a variety of different roles. Settled into her role as Clerk, she now looks after the diaries of some junior members of Chambers.

In her spare time she enjoys going to concerts and, if she can, escapes away on holiday to explore.

Clerking Support

Sarah Jones Sarah Jones
DDI: +44 (0)115 983 8048
sarahjones@ropewalk.co.uk
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Sarah started at Chambers at the beginning of 2015 as part of the Clerking Support Team.

Outside of work, she enjoys going to the theatre, eating out and seeing as many different places as she can.

Albert Przymus Albert Przymus
DDI: +44 (0)115 983 8049
albertprzymus@ropewalk.co.uk
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Albert joined Chambers in 2014. He has administrative and ICT responsibilities.

In his leisure time he plays bass guitar, records and listens to music of all types. He enjoys reading and looking up news and information about outer space and the Universe. He tries to be as active as possible, whether it is basketball, off-golf or weightlifting.

Penny Skinner Penny Skinner
DDI: +44 (0)115 983 8054
penny@ropewalk.co.uk
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Penny has been with Chambers for over 30 years in a clerking/general administration role.

Outside of work, she enjoys relaxing with family and friends, eating out, walks in the Peak District and going to watch the occasional Leicester Tigers match.

Sue Wood Sue Wood
DDI: +44 (0)115 983 8052
sue@ropewalk.co.uk
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Sue has been in Chambers for over 40 years, with various responsibilities throughout that time.

She enjoys travel, swimming and socialising with family and friends.

Events

Donna Lester Donna Lester
Business Development and Events Coordinator
DDI: +44 (0)115 983 8062
events@ropewalk.co.uk
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Since joining Chambers for the first time in 1998 and again in 2005, Donna has been working in a variety of roles. She is responsible for the management of Chambers’ profile in social media and assists the Senior Clerk with business development. She is responsible for the co-ordination of all in-house and external events. Donna also provides administrative assistance to the Head of the Pupillage Committee and manages all Chambers’ library requirements.

Away from work, she enjoys walking in Derbyshire, house renovation, travelling, wine tasting (and purchasing) and live music.

Administration

Lisa Smith Lisa Smith
Head of Finance
DDI: +44 (0)115 983 8058
lisa@ropewalk.co.uk
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Lisa has been with Chambers for over 14 years. Her key responsibilities involve dealing with all financial matters, the management of the fees collection system and human resources.

Away from Chambers, she is kept busy with her two young boys. She enjoys quality family time, swimming and eating out.

Kass Morris Kass Morris
Accounts Assistant
DDI: +44 (0)115 983 8075
kassmorris@ropewalk.co.uk
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Kass started in Chambers in 2012 as an Accounts Assistant.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, travelling and watching Nottingham Forest.

Amie Smith Amie Smith
Accounts Assistant
DDI: +44 (0)115 983 8050
amiesmith@ropewalk.co.uk
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Amie has been with Chambers for over 5 years as an Accounts Assistant.

Away from Chambers she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter and socialising with friends.

Amber Tomlin Amber Tomlin
Accounts Assistant
DDI: +44 (0)115 983 8051
ambertomlin@ropewalk.co.uk
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Amber has worked in Chambers since 2013 as an Accounts Assistant.

In her spare time she enjoys going to shows at local theatres and arenas and spending time with friends and family.

Reception

"It is a seamless service; the clerks are extremely approachable and helpful."

Chambers and Partners

“Tony Hill is as ‘an exceptional senior clerk who manages the team efficiently and always with good humour.'”

Legal 500

"The administration is Rolls-Royce standard. Everything gets followed up; they go the extra mile for the client.”

Chambers and Partners

"An 'extremely competent, amenable and helpful' clerking team'"

Chambers and Partners

“This Nottingham-based chambers has a strong reputation for the quality of its clerking team, led by the ‘excellent’ Tony Hill.

Chambers and Partners

“The clerking at Ropewalk stands out – there is consistently a gold standard of service”

Chambers and Partners 2016 – Recommended in Client Service at the Bar

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