Keith has been our Senior Clerk since 1992 and offers our professional clients all the guidance and resources that they need to make an informed decision about the correct choice of barrister. He ensures that cases and instructions are dealt with diligently by every member of our Chambers. He has over 40 years of experience as a barristers’ clerk and is well-known for his candour and professionalism. He has provided expert testimony on the subject of barristers’ fees and has had published articles in legal press on diverse issues relating the managment of barristers’ chambers.
Chambers UK 2022 says
“The very client-oriented Keith Plowman, senior clerk, is incredibly responsive and has an innovative, can-do approach.” and “The clerking is first class: Keith is very responsive, helpful, pragmatic and sensible. He is a joy to deal with.”
The Legal 500 2023 says
“The venerable Keith Plowman is the senior clerk and, along with his colleagues Marc Schofield and Fay Bennett, they manage chambers and co-ordinate the practices of each barrister.”
“The two senior clerks [sic], Keith Plowman and Marc Schofield, are very responsive, very helpful and always willing to assist.”
“The clerks are second to none. Keith Plowman and Fay Bennett particularly impress and are excellent dealing with queries and client relations.”
“Keith has been the senior clerk at Ten Old Square for 30 years and Marc is similarly qualified. Together all three clerks have a built up an enviable reputation for their professional yet candid and affable approach to their work.”
Our Senior Clerk also maintains an executive role in Chambers and is responsible for the efficient management of Chambers’ business and the collective welfare of our entire workforce. He is also the first responder to our clients regarding any regulatory or consumer issues which may arise. Keith also currently holds the following qualified positions within Chambers:-
- Chambers’ Data Protection Lead (Fully Certified in UK GDPR and Cyber Security – Briefed Certification 2020 thru 2023, Cyber Essentials 2021)
- Chambers’ Diversity Data Officer (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Accreditation – Briefed 2022)
- Chambers’ Diversity and Inclusion Charter Champion
Keith leads a small team of very experienced Clerks who are renowned for their professional yet refreshingly candid approach.
The modern legal landscape is a complicated arena and Keith recognises that our professional clients need accurate information and assistance to enable them to deal with myriad considerations relating to manpower and costs.