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Our clerks run a highly specialised set of chambers and the service offering goes far beyond the level usually expected of barristers’ chambers.

The Legal 500 2021 says “First class service – in particular from Keith Plowman and Marc Schofield, who are excellent: they are highly responsive, sensible, commercial, helpful – they really look after you”  and “Very efficient and will try their best to assist even at short notice”. As one commentator points out.. “I have great confidence in sending the instructions to the clerks and leaving them to find the most suitable counsel to deal with the matter”, with another saying “The clerks are very easy to work with and knowledgeable. They attract a lot of great work and deservedly so”.

Chambers UK 2021 says ““Clerking at Ten Old Square is always a pleasure to deal with”

Quite apart from ensuring that exactly the right barrister is retained for any client matter Chambers offers our professional clients superior case management support through our knowledgeable and very experienced clerks.

"Their clerking service is always excellent."

Chambers UK HNW 2021

"Very easy to deal with and highly responsive."

Chambers UK HNW 2021

"Excellent Clerks."

Legal 500 2021

"Some of the nicest clerks in Lincoln's Inn! They keep fees sensible and are top clerks. Keith Plowman, senior clerk, and Mark Schofield, deputy senior clerk, are great."

Chambers UK 2020

"The clerks are super helpful; they operate with a commercial mind and recognise the importance of the instructing solicitor."

Chambers UK 2020

"Senior clerk Keith Plowman leads a team which ‘goes out of its way to work calendars, ensure availability, and keep solicitors updated’. [Keith] Plowman is supported by the ‘utterly reliable’ deputy senior clerk Marc Schofield and first junior clerk Fay Bennett."

Legal 500 2020

"They bend over backwards to find someone for you when the preferred barrister is not available and they maintain very good relationships with the courts and solicitors."

HNW Guide 2018

"Senior clerk Keith Plowman is described as "a stalwart who runs the set very efficiently."

HNW Guide 2018

"The set is highly regarded for its clerking operation. The clerks are very good and very efficient."

HNW Guide 2018

"The clerks - and deputy senior clerk Mark Schofield in particular - are a really good bunch of people who are always willing to help and enhance the set." "Senior clerk Keith Plowman is very sensible, extremely helpful and always does the best for both solicitor and client."

Chambers UK 2018

"This is an outstanding chambers for offshore chancery work. The clerks, and senior clerk Keith Plowman in particular, are extremely responsive but, more importantly, sensible when it comes to pricing." "The clerks are great and I can get access to the people I need to speak to."

Chambers UK 2018

"The clerks always make us feel accommodated and well looked after."

Chambers UK 2018

"Very well run and you can always get hold of who you need to. The clerks are very knowledgeable and always keep on top of things; they put you in touch with exactly the person you require."

Chambers UK 2018

"It is very well run and I can always get hold of who I need to." "They are very knowledgeable and always keep on top of things; they put me in touch with exactly the person I require for help."

Chambers HNW 2017

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