At Fenners we appreciate that the quality of our service depends as much on a strong and experienced clerking and administrative team as the ability of its barristers.
Our senior staff liaise with chamber’s elected Management Committee, chaired by the Head of Chambers Paul Hollow, which has overall responsibility for our management
Paul Green: Senior Clerk
Direct dial: 01223 431900
Paul has extensive experience in the development of barristers’ chambers and barristers’ practices.
Paul became one of the youngest senior clerks in London in 1982 before moving to Essex as senior clerk to chambers in Chelmsford. In 1997, Paul returned to London and was subsequently appointed Chambers Director of one of the largest chambers in the country.
Attracted by its quality and potential, Paul joined Fenners as our senior clerk in 2007. Since then, Paul has been instrumental in developing Fenners to the point where it is ranked as the top set in the East of England by the Legal 500, and contains 17 barristers recognised as specialists in their fields by the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners directories. Paul is Team Leader for the Civil and Family clerking teams and deals with instructions direct from business and members of the public.
Cathy Hugo: Deputy Senior Clerk
Clerk Direct dial: 01223 431901
Cathy’s career began at One Crown Office Row in 1994. She moved to East Anglian Chambers in 1997, swiftly progressing to the role of First Junior Clerk.
Cathy joined Fenners as First Junior Clerk in 2002 and is now Deputy Senior Clerk. Her main roles are to ensure the smooth running of chambers’ complex diary, and working with Paul Green in the overall management and marketing of chambers. Cathy is Team Leader for the Personal Injury and Criminal clerking teams, and also deals with instructions direct from business and members of the public.
Gemma Pask: Office Manager
Direct dial: 01223 431905
As our office manager, Gemma is responsible for all aspects of chambers’ finance and administration, liaising with Paul Green and reporting to chambers’ Management Committee.
Before joining Fenners, Gemma worked at RAF Wyton, originally in the Communications Centre and then as Office Manager for the company providing and maintaining the newly created national intelligence hub.
Jade Harley-Smith: Junior Clerk
Direct dial: 01223 431903
: Junior Clerk
Direct dial: 01223 431908
Edward Stokes: Junior Clerk
Direct dial: 01223 431907
Edward joins Fenners having worked previously at the Bury St. Edmunds Regional Divorce Unit and Cambridge Crown Court, resulting in him having gained practical knowledge of family and criminal proceedings. Edward has extensive experience in working closely with members of the judiciary, solicitors and court services and is now widening his experience by working alongside Fenners legal experts.
Edward is a junior clerk responsible for family, civil and crime bookings, diary management and assisting in the clerks’ room.
Robyn Childs: Fees & Billing Clerk
Direct dial: 01223 431904
Robyn re-joined Fenners as a fees clerk in 2013. Robyn first joined Fenners in 2004 as our office junior. Between 2006 and 2013 Robyn was a Diary Clerk at the large London family chambers, 14 Grays Inn Square.
Sarah Banks: Fees & Billing Clerk
Direct dial: 01223 431902
Sarah joined Fenners having already built up substantial experience of legal costs work. She previously worked as a law costs draftsman for Kain Knight and as criminal billing clerk with the London solicitors firm of Hodge Jones & Allen.
Will Friend: Direct Access Clerk
Direct dial: 01223 431772
Will joined Fenners Chambers in early 2015 to take responsibility for administration arising in our direct access cases. He started his career as a barristers’ clerk in 1991 and before moving to Cambridge was the Senior Civil Clerk at a renowned London chambers.