Our People

Clerks

The Clerking Team is led by Senior Clerk, William Meade, assisted by Deputy Senior Clerk Graham Smith and Senior Team Leader, Paul Adams. They each practice manage their respective team of barristers and oversee the clerking function of Chambers.

They are supported by a team of experienced clerks and two Junior Clerks, as well as our Annexe Manager in Bristol. The Clerking Team will be pleased to discuss all aspects of our members' practices, suitability and availability of counsel, their fees and any other aspect of Old Square Chambers life.

We strive to form strong working relationships with our clients, with open lines of communication playing a fundamental part in understanding of our client’s requirements and tailoring our services accordingly. Furthermore we recognise that the approach of our clerking service has played a significant part in Chambers' continued growth and presence as a successful set in the market place.

Extract from the Client Services at the Bar - Chambers and Partners 2019...

Old Square Chambers is ‘very well run and clerked’ according to impressed interviewees, and is praised for being ‘an extremely approachable set of chambers which puts a premium on service delivery.’ Sources particularly appreciate the clerks’ knowledge of practice areas and their ability to recommend counsel, noting that they are ‘well briefed on members’ areas of expertise,’ and ‘always able to make appropriate suggestions for barristers with the availability and skills needed for a given case.’ Senior clerk William Meade is highlighted by a number of instructing solicitors for his dedication to client service, drawing praise from interviewees who describe him as ‘very down to earth, easy to talk to, responsive and very good at understanding a client’s position.’ Sources go on to add: ‘Will Meade takes ongoing client relations very seriously and always makes himself available; he can be contacted at any hour.’ Other members of the team are also singled out for praise, such as team leaders’ assistant Olivia Moliterno, who receives accolades from several interviewees for her provision of a ‘top-drawer service’ and her ‘efficient and friendly’ approach. One instructing solicitor notes that ‘the set goes beyond other chambers in its service' adding that ‘nothing is ever too much trouble.’

Legal 500 2020...

The ‘impressive’ Old Square Chambers is ‘an excellent personal injury set’ and ‘one of the leading employment chambers nationally’. ‘Their expertise in employment law issues is second to none and they have good coverage at all levels, meaning you can always find the right barrister for the case in question,’ said one solicitor. The ‘capable, efficient, and helpful’ clerks’ room provides ‘a service-orientated approach and goes above and beyond in trying to ensure you have the right barrister for the job; you have the utmost confidence in the clerking. The team is led by senior clerk William Meade, who ‘is excellent, approachable, leads by example, and he works hard to ensure the practice runs smoothly’. Deputy senior clerk Graham Smith is ‘accommodating and works hard to find alternative counsel if there is a diary clash’; he and Olivia Moliterno are the ‘standout performers’ in the team. Senior team leader Paul Adams is also of note. Senior clerking assistant Jenny O’Grady, team leader Joe Kallas, and junior team leader Lee Jennings are ‘thoroughly helpful and professional to deal with, and transparency on fees is another strength’. Also of note is marketing manager Phil Desmondez. 

The Clerks can be contacted between 8.00am to 7.00pm, Monday to Friday on either their direct lines or by dialling 020 7269 0300. In the event that you need to speak to a clerk outside of these hours please contact us on 07970 649755.

 

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