Head of Clerking
Paul joined XXIV Old Buildings in September 2017 and has since been promoted to Head of Clerking.
He sits on both the Chambers Management and Marketing Committees and oversees all aspects of practice management. His role focuses on assisting and supporting the barristers to develop their practices and profile, build client relationships and ensure chambers continues to provide the highest levels of service.
In 2021 he was appointed to the Services Appointments Panel of the Bar Council.
Chambers & Partners 2019 says Paul is “fantastic and very responsive” as well as “really efficient” and is described as “impressive” by The Legal 500 2020.
Senior Practice Managers
James was appointed Senior Practice Manager in 2017 and is responsible for managing and promoting the practices of our Junior barristers, including management of diaries, fee negotiation and maintaining and developing client relationships, both in the UK and offshore.
The Legal 500 says James “offers a great service…” and is described in Chambers & Partners as “really efficient”, “fantastic and very responsive”.
James is a member of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks and in 2018 was appointed one of Chambers’ ‘Pro Bono Champions’, as part of an initiative to encourage barristers to take on not-for-profit work.
Perry joined chambers in 2008 and was appointed as Senior Practice Manager in May 2020. His key responsibilities include; fee negotiation, the management of members’ diaries, business development both on and offshore, work allocation and assisting with the overseeing and management of the Practice Management team.
Since joining Chambers Perry has obtained a distinction in BTEC in Chambers Administration and a Diploma in Leadership and Management Skills. He is also a qualified member of the Institute of Barristers Clerks.
Perry is described by Chambers & Partners as “a man you can create good dialogue with” and “efficient and user-friendly”, “a godsend with a great can-do attitude” by Legal 500.
Tommie joined XXIV Old Buildings in August 2015 as Assistant Practice Manager in the Silks and Senior Junior team, where his roles included liaising with solicitors, attending listing appointments as well as practice and diary management.
In May 2017, Tommie was promoted to the position of Practice Manager. In this role he is responsible for various aspects of practice management and development including fee negotiation, diary management and the administering of cases.
In 2017, Tommie also successfully completed his Advanced BTEC in Chambers Administration.
Tommie is singled out in the Legal 500 for ‘not shying away from dealing with difficult issues’.
Joel is responsible for managing the practice of the more junior members of chambers. His role includes diary management, client and case management, fee negotiation and listing hearings in any of the high court divisions.
After joining chambers in 2016, Joel was promoted to Practice Manager and now sits on the career development committee of the IBC.
The Legal 500 describes Joel as “friendly, efficient and eager to go above and beyond to assist where he can.”
Assistant Practice Managers
Sam joined XXIV Old Buildings in July 2017 after graduating from Leeds Beckett University where he studied Sports Business Management. He previously gained clerking experience working at 4 Stone Buildings.
Sam is responsible for liaising with solicitors, attending listing appointments and assisting the practice management team.
Sam is also a member of the IBC.
Matthew joined XXIV Old Buildings in February 2018. He previously gained clerking experience working at 4 Stone Buildings. His responsibilities within Chambers include taking papers to and from court, lodging documents and assisting in the smooth running of the clerks’ room.
Dan joined XXIV Old Buildings in May 2019. Dan previously gained experience working as a studio runner at Pinewood Studios and studied Editing Post Production and Animation at Ravensbourne University.
In his spare time, Dan has a keen interest in music and has played in a band for the past 5 years.