Marc works alongside Keith Plowman as our Deputy Senior Clerk. He has been a barristers’ clerk since 1980 and was the former Senior Clerk at 8 Stone Buildings before its merger with Ten Old Square in 1996.
Legal 500 2023 says “The two senior clerks, Keith Plowman and Marc Schofield, are very responsive, very helpful and always willing to assist.”, “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.” and “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.”
Legal 500 2022 says ‘Keith Plowman and Marc Schofield give a superb service, and are always extremely pleasant to deal with.’, ‘Strong and commercial, pragmatic.’, ‘The clerks are exceptional. I enjoy working with them.‘, ‘Clerks are top notch, especially Marc Schofield who responds quickly, is easy to deal with and really makes an effort to assist however he can.‘, ‘The clerks are exceptional and my favourite set of clerks out there.‘, ‘Marc Schofield is invariably pleasant, flexible and straightforward.‘, ‘The clerks are, frankly, a joy.’, ‘Excellent. Helpful, pleasant and efficient.’ and ‘I have a great relationship with the clerks including especially Marc Schofield. The service is quick and efficient, as it needs to be.’
Chambers UK 2021 says that Marc is “very good at finding the right person for the right job and excellent on the care side of things.”
Drawing on his considerable experience and his in-depth knowledge of Chambers Marc’s principle role is to advise our professional clients on the suitability of any barrister in Chambers for the cases we are offered; he will readily provide information on the cost and availability of any barrister here.
Marc also has an encyclopaedic understanding of how the Appellate and High Courts function (especially the Business & Property Court) and has proven to be an invaluable source of assistance to solicitors who have enquiries about the efficient and tactical arrangement of court hearing dates.