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 2021 says Paul is “very good, responsive and quick – he’s very impressive.” Legal 500 2022 describes him as “extremely user friendly and conscientious”, with one client noting “the set is benefitting from Paul Horsfield’s marketing and business development experience.”
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 first class problem solving service”. Another source notes that he “will respond quickly…and will do all he can to accommodate requests” and that he has “wonderful client service skills. He’s keen to build relationships with solicitors and works hand in hand with his barristers to ensure everything runs smoothly.”
James 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 “a pleasure to deal with” and “a superstar” in the 2022 edition of Legal 500. Clients have noted that he is “efficient and user-friendly” and “a godsend with a great can-do attitude” in previous editions.
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’.
Lyndon joined XXIV Old Buildings in April 2021 as Practice Manager. He began his career at Pump Court Tax Chambers in 2014 and became Deputy Team Leader in 2015, before joining Brick Court Chambers in 2019.
His main responsibilities include the management of the junior barristers’ practices, negotiating fees, managing diaries, overseeing the fixing of cases and advising clients of suitable and available Counsel. Lyndon is also involved in Chambers’ marketing and business development.
Assistant Practice Managers
Matthew joined XXIV Old Buildings as a junior clerk in February 2018, following previous experience at 4 Stone Buildings. In 2021 Matthew was promoted to Assistant Practice Manager and is responsible for liaising with solicitors, working closely with the practice management team and assisting with the fixing of cases, which includes coordinating with Listing Officers and court staff.
Jess joined XXIV Old Buildings in February 2022 as a Junior Clerk after having graduated from the University of Edinburgh. She previously gained experience as a Legal Analyst in international legal jurisdictions.
Jess is responsible for assisting the practice management and chambers administration teams, as well as general chambers management. This involves preparing bundles, checking court listings each day, and also assisting the clerking team with diary management.