Joe is a “fantastic senior clerk,” “he is a force of nature,” “highly responsive and engaged,” “he has a hands-on approach and can-do attitude,” “he wants to find ways to be innovative.” “outstanding.” The Legal 500 UK Bar Guide 2021. “He knows his barristers in every respect and is highly approachable. He is really excellent and very commercially minded.” Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2021
Joe is responsible for the strategic management and development of all Members of Chambers and has comprehensive knowledge of their specialist practice areas. He is also responsible for the development and implementation of the Essex Court Chambers strategic business plan and the management and development of client relationships in the UK and worldwide.
Joe primarily manages the overall clerking of Chambers, the practice management of the senior Queen’s Counsel and fee negotiations, work allocation and practice development. He is also responsible for the administration of Chambers which includes; Clerks, Finance, Marketing, IT, Human Resources, Facilities and secretarial staff.
Members of Essex Court Chambers are known for their global reach, with barristers travelling across the world to represent clients. This committed international approach means that Joe regularly visit clients overseas including the Caribbean (BVI, Cayman Islands and Nevis), Bermuda, Geneva, Greece, Singapore, Hong Kong, Middle East, US (New York, Miami and Washington) Russia (Moscow and St. Petersburg).
He is recognised by clients for his responsiveness and adaptability in matching their expectations and requirements. He has a flexible approach to fee negotiation and is happy to discuss fee requirements to suit individuals and cases.
Joe is regularly recognised by the leading legal directories:
“A leading clerk.” “leads a gold standard clerking team from the front,” “Takes a modern and business-orientated approach.”
The Legal 500 UK Bar Guide 2020
“The best in the business,” “Highly efficient, easy to deal with and someone who runs a very slick operation”
Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2020
“A class act- very well connected, good to deal with,” “always finds a pragmatic, sensible way of resolving any issues”
The Legal 500 UK Bar Guide 2019
“Recognises fees constraints and is someone who is prepared to think creatively.”
Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2019
“A fantastic clerk. He is very professional and also very engaging – he is practically working with you to get what the clients need,” “A delight to deal with.”
Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2017
“Top notch and understands the commercial complexities solicitors’ face when instructing counsel.”
The Legal 500 UK Bar Guide 2016
“The best of the best in the clerking world – he’s someone whose judgement you trust implicitly.”
Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2016
“The most effective clerk in the business,” “always delivers,” “really makes the effort to learn what individual solicitors need from a clerking team,” “Very astute at matching the particular requirements of a case to the right barrister.”
The Legal 500 UK Bar Guide 2015
- Legal Practice Managers Association (LPMA)
- Member of the Russian/CIS Arbitration Network (RCAN)
- Institute of Barristers Clerks (IBC)
- British Association for Sport and Law (BASL)
- London Maritime Arbitrators Association (Supporting Member)