Clerksroom: Modern Chambers approach in a time of change

The Covid-19 pandemic forced the entire legal profession to adopt new ways of working. For Clerksroom, who started working online 20 years ago, it has been business as usual. Their unique approach blends the traditional chambers model and the Bar’s unique independence with great client care and innovative use of IT to deliver a modern, forward-thinking Chambers.


Birmingham-based barrister Jonathan Perry joined Clerksroom in 2015. “The whole Clerksroom set- up works for me,” he comments. “Everyone is so approachable, friendly and easy to get on with. As a Barrister, I am given all the tools I need to do my job. It’s easy, straightforward, and I can get on with representing my clients.”

Cynthia McFarlane, barrister and mediator, recently chose to join Clerksroom at the end of 2021. “The opportunity to work flexibly at Clerksroom really appealed. Since the pandemic, I decided to relocate to the country and prioritise my work-life balance. Working with Clerksroom allows me to work from anywhere. Being able to control my own diary puts me in charge of my own time.”

Founded in 2001, Clerksroom is an award-winning Chambers, recognised by most major directories and trusted by 25,000+ solicitors. As one of the leading providers of barristers and mediators in England & Wales, Clerksroom conducts on average over 1,200 hearings each month, in addition to being one of the largest national providers of advice and drafting. Their unique case management software, Chambers 365, handles over 2,000 cases a month.

Clerksroom has been recognised at the prestigious Family Law Awards 2021, with Clerksroom’s Head of Family Arlene Small receiving an award for her role in the Family Law Case of the Year, Re H-N and Others [2021] EWCA CIv 448. Head of Credit Hire Sunny Virk has recently been elected to the 2022 Bar Council for a three-year term, commencing on 1 January 2022.

If you are a barrister, a group of barristers or a solicitor wishing to transfer and are thinking of a fresh start, Clerksroom would like to hear from you. There is no constitution, no committees, no politics and no liabilities. Barristers and mediators are in complete control, choosing their hours, their rates and the Courts they wish to work at. Contact Russell Hobbs, Birmingham & North manager, to find out more on 01823 804260 or email