Martin Davies has been Chambers Director since the beginning in 2001 and is responsible for maintaining the highest quality of service that Clerksroom's clients have come to expect. He oversees the smooth running of each barrister's practice on a daily basis, assisted by a team of 20 experienced clerks. He is happy to discuss any aspect of chambers' business and may be contacted on 01823 704072 at any time.
He is a member of the Bar Standards Board Delivery Models Research panel and was speaker at the Bar Conference 2016 on “ABS and opportunities for the Bar and the wider legal profession”.
Martin has two young daughters and in any spare time he gets he enjoys cooking and playing football. He is secretary of a veterans' football team and welcomes fixture invitations. He will also happily talk to anyone about music over a pint given half a chance. He is a proud Welshman and is also sometimes proud of following Newport County and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
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"Thanks for all your help throughout, you’ve been invaluable" - Ahmed Al-Nahhas - Senior Solicitor Military Claims - Bolt Burdon Kemp
"We sought assistance and guidance from Martin at a time where we had a very short time frame to obtain representation. Martin's help was invaluable, he went out of his way to help obtain representation for us and was on hand to offer his assistance every step of the way. We were delighted with the results. In my 13 years as a professional I have seldom met anyone as professional and diligent as Martin. I would highly recommend Martin and his chambers to all those looking for an approachable, helpful and easy to use service." - R.A - Public Access professional client
"Extremely organised and structured, Martin carries out his work with swift accuracy combined with a commendable standard of professionalism and integrity. I would highly recommend Martin as he is also approachable and friendly, and in my experience no problem has ever been too complex for him." - Jessica Nutter - Legal Business Development Professional
"Time and time again Martin has been able to assist with locating Counsel for important matters, and even if we have only short notice. Highly personable, affable and knowledgeable in his field, it is a pleasure to work with him, and he is an ambassador for Clerksroom Chambers." - Simon Speed - Managing Partner - BAS Solicitors
"I highly commend Martin.and Clerksroom. At very short notice he provided assistance and real value to a potential client. This was client care above and beyond most lawyers. Excellent service." - Anis Waiz - Head of Commercial Litigation - Curtis Law Solicitors
"I've had the pleasure of working with Martin Davies and the Clerksroom team since 2003. I've dealt with many Chambers but Clerksroom are easily the best. Martin always returns my emails and phone calls and is willing to go the extra mile to help out when there are problems. He manages to field whatever curve ball I throw at him, from the standard day to day liaising over cases to those last minute panics. He is calm under pressure and brilliant to have at the end of the phone when you need him." - Ali Masterson - PA to Head of Civil Litigation - Hatch Brenner LLP
"I worked with Martin on numerous occasions whilst at my previous employment. Nothing is ever too much trouble, and he always manages to fix the impossible! He is definitely a people person and a genuinely nice guy. I would definitely recommend him." - Michelle Baines - Partner - 7 Solicitors LLP
"The guys at Clerksroom have been friends and collaborators of mine for more than a decade and we have done a lot of exciting work, some of it landmark stuff, during that time. One of the joys of dealing with this organization is the administrative infrastructure and the thoroughly good experience that it always delivers. Current Chambers Director, Martin Davies, has continued and further developed that ethos since taking charge. Cheerfulness, flexibility and an uncompromisingly “can-do” attitude are ingredients of the standard service level from Martin and his able crew." - Michael Williamson - Williamsons Solicitors
"Clerksroom goes from strength to strength - Martin personifies this approach." - Stuart Brazington - Partner - Withy King
"Martin does what he says, when he says he will do it. Our working relationship has developed into a great friendship over the last decade or so." - Francis George - Francis George Solicitor Advocate
"Martin Davies is a treasure as a Clerk from a barrister’s point of view. After 45 years in practice I think I can say that. I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly, especially when I was starting!
When you think you have a problem which you want to discuss, he finds time to speak to you, even if it means coming to see you. He ensures the back up team works, from recording contemporary conversations with solicitors,to ensuring you are where you are meant to be.
He will tell you when you are wrong or you have missed the point, when you have. He has that prime quality known as ‘honesty’, with you, your solicitors and with his own support team. That is important. It makes life easier.
The final point is crucial in that he appreciates that barristers need to be paid for the work they do. Cash flow is vital. However intransigent or difficult the solicitor is, in the end, he sees that you are paid. For any barrister financial survival is essential, even when erratic. He understands that.
Now you may appreciate why he is ‘a treasure’." - Robin de Wilde QC