In July 2022 Senior Clerk, Joe Ferrigno, marked 40 years of continuous service as a clerk at Essex Court Chambers.
Joe joined Essex Court in 1982 as a junior clerk and during those four decades has worked with tireless dedication for the good of Chambers and each Member. As Senior Clerk Joe is today 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, most recently steering the set to be shortlisted for a Chambers of the Year award at The Lawyer, the Legal 500 and the Legal Business Awards in 2022, recognising the outstanding commitment to client service of Joe and the clerking and staff teams.
Joe’s care and dedication to his excellent teams of Clerks and members of Staff is outstanding. He is regularly singled out by the leading legal directories, most recently: “a leading clerk,” “a class act,” “he sets the standard for modern clerking” The Legal 500 UK Bar Guide. “stand-out” “he’s everything you’d want in a clerk.” Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide.
Members of Essex Court Chambers wish Joe many congratulations on this extraordinary milestone.
Joe Ferrigno said “It is a genuine pleasure to have worked with such wonderful barristers and members of staff at Essex Court Chambers over the last 40 years. I have witnessed a great deal of change and modernisation from the start of my career, not just at Essex Court, but at the bar as a whole; including the role of a barristers clerk. What a complete transition it has been, from sets of chambers comprising 15 barristers to now in the hundreds; low key business development has evolved into targeted global marketing initiatives and I am proud to have spearheaded this progression. Whilst we embrace this change I have always considered it important that we don’t lose our handmade touch and bespoke ways of working, which is the hallmark of our profession. I look forward to many more years continuing to lead Essex Court Chambers at the forefront of a modern, diverse and progressive commercial bar.”