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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
Chris has been with Chambers since February 2015. Beginning in reprographics, he has since become a member of the clerking support team.
Outside of work, he can be found plotting future holiday destinations, reading, listening to records and occasionally plying his pen as a freelance music journalist. He also enjoys surrendering commanding leads at tennis, Mediterranean cuisine and setting the world to rights over a pint of plain.
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 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 has been in Chambers for over 40 years, with various responsibilities throughout that time.
She enjoys travel, swimming and socialising with family and friends.
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.
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 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 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 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.
"It is a seamless service; the clerks are extremely approachable and helpful."
“Tony Hill is as ‘an exceptional senior clerk who manages the team efficiently and always with good humour.'”
"The administration is Rolls-Royce standard. Everything gets followed up; they go the extra mile for the client.”
"An 'extremely competent, amenable and helpful' clerking team'"
“This Nottingham-based chambers has a strong reputation for the quality of its clerking team, led by the ‘excellent’ Tony Hill.
“The clerking at Ropewalk stands out – there is consistently a gold standard of service”