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A Lovely Bunch of Nice People

Our team is a fantastic group of seasoned professionals ready to assist you. No concern is too minor, and there's no challenge they can't tackle. They're not only experienced but also incredibly approachable, always here to work with you on any reasonable instruction. 

Our Clerking Team

Matt Wildish

Matthew Wildish

Client Director
07508 697596
Matthew is part of the Board and Senior Management team at TBG. His aim is to help build on the successes of TBG to date and to develop the already fast-growing chambers further.
He is incredibly well-connected and respected within the industry. Matthew’s vision and drive will further promote TBG's ambitious growth plans.
Gregory Speller

Gregory Speller

Senior Clerk
01823 804250

Greg has over thirty years experience as a Clerk. He started his clerking career in 1988 at Atkin Chambers in London, before moving to a provincial set of chambers in the South West in 1996. 

Greg joined us in our in our infancy in 2003, and with his strong leadership and positive attitude has consistently delivered the high quality, professional service provided to our members and clients.. 

 

Abigail Cox

Abigail Cox

Deputy Senior Clerk
01823 804 251

Abi joined us in 2012, having completed a degree in Politics and Criminology, followed by a Post Graduate Diploma in Law. She has a strong work ethic and a desire to help anyone at any time. 

Abi is committed to working closely with our members and their clients, to assist with any diary related enquiries, covering all of our areas of law, from small claims to high value and complex matters. She is always focussed on going the extra mile and providing a first-class service. 

Kevin Morrow

Kevin Morrow

London Manager
0203 150 1491

Kevin has over 23 years’ experience as a barrister’s clerk, having started at 11KBW in 1997, and joining Ely Place Chambers in 2001 where he became the Deputy Senior Clerk in 2017.

As our London Manager, Kevin helps with any London based enquiries, from professional and public access clients. He has a detailed knowledge of each member’s practice and is therefore able to advise clients in relation to new instructions. He's committed to providing the best possible service for our members and their clients and is known for being responsive and proactive.

Russell Hobbs

Russell Hobbs

Birmingham/ The North Manager
01823 804 260

Russell is responsible for dealing with member and pupillage applications to join us. He also works closely with the Barrister Connect team and assists direct access clients when instructing our members. 

Russell is an experienced barristers’ clerk and was delighted to join such a modern and dynamic environment  to develop alternative skills as the legal profession embraces the new way of working.

Will Jemmison

Will Jemmison

Diary Clerk
01823 804261

Will is committed to working closely with our members and its clients to assist with any diary related enquiries, covering all our areas of law. He also plays a key part in the training of junior clerks.

As an experienced diary clerk his positive attitude within the clerking and team is fundamental in delivering the high quality, professional service provided to our members and clients.

Lerisa Allen

Lerisa Allen

Junior Clerk
01823 804256

Lerisa joined us in 2022 as a Junior Clerk. She assists with the management of chambers diary and coordinates with solicitors and barristers, and supports the clerks with daily tasks.

Lerisa is keen to utilise the skills that she has learnt in over 10 years of experience in customer facing roles.

Before joining us, Lerisa worked as a Customer Services Manager for a Private Maritime Security Company for 10 years. Her experience with diary management and client liaison had provided her with a flying start for life as a clerk.

John Allen

John Allen

Junior Clerk
01823 804258

John is a Junior Clerk, responsible for maintaining diaries and allocating enquiries.

As our Junior Clerk John maintains a strong work ethic, working closely with solicitors on the front line.

John began clerking in 2021 after completing his LLB in Law at the University of Plymouth. 

Megan Grainger

Megan Grainger

Junior Clerk
01823 804267

As a Junior Clerk, Meg is responsible for maintaining and managing Barristers diaries whilst dealing with new enquiries by both phone and email.

Megan is part of the team responsible for diary management and enquiries. Liaising and building relationships with both Barristers and clients. 

Megan joined us in 2021, after finishing her Masters in Forensic Science and experiencing various forensic, legal and industry settings. 

Adrian Gage

Adrian Gage

Billing Manager
01823 804252

Adrian is responsible for managing the Billing department and ensuring the invoices sent out are accurate and sent out in an efficient time. He is also responsible for sorting out any library enquiries..

His ability as the manager of the team and positive attitude is fundamental in assisting his colleagues in the department and ensures the department delivers the high quality, professional service provided to our members and clients.

Kylie Cureton

Kylie Cureton

Practice Administration Manager
01823 804259

Kylie joined us in 2014, following a successful career in the hospitality industry, including hotel management. The skills (and patience!) she has developed over the years have enabled her to become a proactive problem solver and a highly valued member of the team; she is the team’s eternal optimist! 

As Practice Administration Manager Clerk, Kylie is an ‘all-rounder’; managing the administration department, assisting the Senior Clerk and working alongside the Clerking department as and when required.

Hayley Johnson

Hayley Johnson

Case Administration Manager
01823 804259

Hayley deals with incoming paperwork for hearing and new enquiries for drafting. She also oversees the admin team to ensure high attention to detail.

Hayley is an efficient and motivated worker, this is displayed in her work by ensuring every enquiry is tentatively dealt with to a high standard to meet the clients needs.

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Emily Jolliffe

Case Administrator
01823 804255

Emily is responsible for dealing with incoming court papers and enquiries for drafting.

Emily works closely with Hayley, our Case Administration Manager, to direct court papers and allocate drafting enquiries. The team pride themselves on their quick response time and organisation.

Emily completed her degree in 2019 and worked in a jewellery shop for a year before joining us.

Lisa Rodger

Lisa Rodger

Mediation Manager
01823 804325

Lisa ensures standards are met so clients can expect a friendly, efficient service each time they book a mediation.

She has always been passionate about mediation and has been instrumental in the growth of the department.

Lisa has excellent leadership skills and enjoys working with her experienced team. Establishing good relationships with clients and mediators is important to her and something she does well.

Felicity Hamilton

Felicity Hamilton

Senior Mediation Clerk
01823 804326

Felicity (also known as Flick) is our Senior Mediation Clerk responsible for dealing with Civil/Commercial Mediation enquiries with a friendly and efficient service. 

Felicity works closely with Lisa and Holly in the Mediation team. A well run, highly organised department that offers a fast efficient service. 

Felicity joined us in 2009 after working as a paralegal at a local law firm.

Our Support Team

Jane Harris

Jane Harris

Fee Collection Clerk
01823 804266

Jane is a part-time member of the Fees Clerk team, based in West London who shares her role with Louise Reed. She oversees the progress of CFA and Pay at End cases once they have been billed.

Jane enjoys being part of a close nit team and continues to develop good working relationships with new and existing clients.

Jane began her career in chambers in 1979 working in both common law and criminal sets.  After taking a break from working in chambers for a few years she returned to the law and joined us in 2012.

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Louise Reed

Work In Progress Fees Clerk
01823 804264

Louise is a part-time member of the Fees Clerk team, based in Kent. She shares her role with Jane Harris. She oversees CFA and Pay at End cases once they have been billed.

Louise started her working life in Chambers in 1997 in London. She moved over to working on a busy support desk of a Software firm, providing systems to Chambers, before moving back into Chambers in 2009.

Toby Ward

Toby Ward

Business Services Manager
01823 247 247

Business Services Manager at The Barrister Group, Toby is responsible for all core services including:

  • I.T.
  • Software Development
  • Finance
  • Bots and Bot Strategy
  • 3rd party suppliers
Jake Ward

Jake Ward

Public Access Finance - Business Services
01823 704 094

Jake is responsible for the finance and bookkeeping for all public access matters at Barrister Connect. This includes:

  • Online payments
  • BACS payments
  • Bookkeeping
  • Budgeting
  • VAT and CT
  • Payroll
  • Preparation and assistance to the board with management accounts
Beccy Holmes

Beccy Holmes

Senior Payment Processor
01823 804312

Beccy leads the Payment Processing team. The Payment Processing team are responsible for the receiving and allocating of payments from clients and ensuring they are paid onto the barristers correctly. 

Beki James

Beki James

Junior Payment Processor
01823 247 247

Beki has been with us since the start of 2022, joining from a local firm of solicitors where she had worked in their finance department.

Beki is part of the Payment Processing team, who are responsible for the receiving and allocating of payments from clients and ensuring they are paid onto the barristers correctly. 

Kate Smallwood

Kate Smallwood

Senior Bookkeeper
01823 804259

Kate is the Senior Bookkeper at The Barrister Group. Kate is responsible for most of the day-to-day company accounts and bookkeeping. Kate has been part of the team for over 4 years now.

Kate is level 4 AAT qualified, with 8 years' experience in accounting, payroll and bookkeeping. Kate has also started her level 1 Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). 

Michaela Hardwick

Michaela Hardwick

Practice Standards Officer
0121 288 5277

Michaela supports The Barrister Group members in compliance with the obligations imposed on barristers in delivering regulated legal services.  

Michaela enjoys finding ways to ensure that compliance has a practical and positive application to legal services for the benefit of the clients receiving the services as well as the barristers delivering the services.

She advocates that compliance leads to competence which leads to clients. 

Michaela is a 22 year qualified solicitor and director of Beyond Compliance Limited. She has been delivering regulatory compliance and risk management services to barristers and solicitors for over 12 years.