Essex Court Chambers clerks praised by leading legal directories

22 October, 2020

Members of Essex Court Chambers are delighted to congratulate its clerking team on receiving outstanding praise from clients collected by the leading legal directories in 2021.

The Legal 500

Published on Wednesday 21 October, The Legal 500 have released a suite of market feedback received by their research team over recent months, including expanded market testimonials on practice management teams and chambers as a whole. The Essex Court Chambers team clerking team has received the following praise from clients:

  • “Best clerks in any set – they go above and beyond… they make a real effort to get to know their solicitors, and to make our lives easier… The clerking team are consistently great… Always efficient and friendly… Flexible to accommodate client requirements… Very efficient, practical and friendly… Good at understanding the commercial framework and happy to discuss rates/commercial terms and arrangements…Very helpful indeed in sorting out everything from zoom conferencing to prepping bundles/delivery of hard copy documents, in fact pretty much anything you ask of them… The best out there.”
  • Joe Ferrigno is a fantastic senior clerk… He is a force of nature, who makes my life significantly easier… He is outstanding… Highly responsive and engaged… Hands on approach and can-do attitude… He wants to find ways to be innovative.”
  • Ben Perry is the best in the business. His commercial instincts are spot on and he knows exactly what is needed for a dispute… He is excellent and particularly easy to deal with when negotiating fees.”
  • Ollie Butcher has been outstanding as a clerk, very responsive and savvy. He has done very well with listings.”
  • Jack Wood is, in my opinion, the best clerk in London. Super responsive, helpful and commercially-savvy. Always a pleasure to deal with him.”
  • Kevin Grubb is very good to work with and attuned to commercial realities and pressures faced by solicitors firms vis-a-vis clients. This makes a massive difference when deciding which set to reach out to.”
  • “Particular mentions also to Jack Wood, Oliver Duane and Oliver Butcher – nothing is ever too much trouble and they are professional but friendly and develop a real rapport with solicitors.”

Chambers and Partners

On Thursday 22 October, Chambers and Partners launched the UK Bar Guide 2021. The Essex Court Chambers clerking team has received the following praise from clients:

  • “The clerking team are completely on the ball. Nothing is too much trouble for them. They are easily contactable, reliable, proactive and super helpful.” 
  • “When you instruct the set it’s like they’re an extension of your team.”
  • “They go above and beyond, even in very challenging circumstances. It is a committed team that handles scheduling very smoothly.” 
  • The clerking service is the best there is.” 
  • Their clerks are brilliant and the best I deal with regularly. They are very responsive and they can’t do enough for you.”
  • “The clerks are very efficient, good at coming back on questions and making relevant suggestions, and they obviously give proper thought to things.” 
  • The clerks are responsive, approachable and really understand what solicitors need.”
  • “Everyone on the team is very commercial, considerate and fair on fees.”
  • The clerking team at Essex Court Chambers is well integrated. You can get information quickly about any barrister regardless of which clerk you contact.” 
  • “Senior clerk Joe Ferrigno knows his barristers in every respect and is highly approachable. He is really excellent and very commercially minded.”
  • “Deputy senior clerk Ben Perry is further praised for being “one of the best around – he lines his barristers up well and really gets things moving.”
  • “Team leader’s assistant Ollie Butcher stands out as an excellent clerk.”

Members of chambers wish to congratulate all staff and clerks on this outstanding feedback and thank them for always delivering the highest standards of service.