In 21 years, Clerksroom has grown from two Barristers and one Clerk with an idea to a nationwide network of 200 barristers, 500+ independent mediators and 33 clerks.
We sought to re-visual the traditional Chambers to make it innovative, inclusive, agile and sustainable. Today, 21,000 solicitors are registered with Clerksroom, and we book 1,500 final hearings per month, clearly demonstrating how an original approach can successfully revolutionise the delivery of legal services.
We provide our barristers with a level of autonomy and transparency they did not have at more traditional chambers and give them the power and support to manage and develop their legal practice.
We’ve removed the committees, politics, expensive overheads and liabilities and replaced them with equality, efficiency, opportunity and award-winning technology that makes everyone’s lives easier.
If you are yearning for a healthier work-life balance, working alongside nice people, with the support of modern technology and professional support staff who can help grow your legal practice then give Kevin Morrow a call on 07736 288055 or Russell Hobbs on 07972 239476 or email [email protected] and we can have a confidential chat about how we could work together.
Clerksroom was created in 2001 with a clear vision to create an organisation that provides a congenial, first-class professional environment where barristers, pupils, and staff can work and learn together, where everyone is treated as an equal and with mutual respect within the organisation.
We are proud to say that we are constantly trying to exceed expectations, we do not accept “satisfactory” and are always exploring ways of improving, even when we think we’ve achieved “exceptional”.
We believe passionately that our business is fundamentally based on creating, developing, and strengthening relationships and it is therefore our job to ensure that we nurture any connection between our people and those they encounter.
We have the ability to prove that our model delivers sustainable benefits to all our people. Every pound invested in people, in marketing, and business development can be tracked into our conversion rates. We like to think we do our job well, enabling you to also do yours well. This is why we look for exceptional, forward-thinking professionals to join our unique and outstanding business.
We have great respect for the history and tradition of the Bar and are proud to be part of our profession in continuing to help provide the expert advocacy and advice for which it is renowned internationally. Although we are structurally different to traditional chambers, we believe our success lies in blending the traditional chambers model and the Bar’s unique independence with great client care and innovative use of technology.
We are confident you will also love working with us because we will assist you in strategically developing your practice in line with your own objectives and provide you with the professional environment and culture, we believe will help you to thrive.
The broad range of collective skills and experience of our barristers means Clerksroom can provide specialist legal expertise on most areas of the law with the exception of Legal Aid and Crime. We provide advocacy, advice, and mediation at all courts and at all levels in England & Wales. Our clients include law firms of all shapes and sizes, in-house legal teams, companies, a variety of organisations which need legal services and increasingly, members of the public.
Since 2001, our service, our support team and our members have been recognised for innovation and quality. Many awards have been picked up and legal publications comment regularly on our unique structure, and development and on the sometimes, disruptive nature of new services we launch into the marketplace.
Our barristers live in all parts of the country, and abroad, and work from home with access to any of our hubs across the country. Our support team work from our 6000 square foot purpose-built, freehold case management centre in Taunton as well as our regional hubs in London and Manchester. We focus on combining the use of technology with getting the best from our talented people to help us provide excellence in everything we do. We aim to deliver our services efficiently and in a straightforward and transparent manner.
Benefits of Clerksroom:
We have no borrowing. There is no "joint and several liability", just a simple SLA between us.
Our mediators are qualified people from a diverse range of professions and backgrounds who meet all Civil Mediation and EU standards allowing them to advertise themselves as mediators. Clerksroom Mediation is one of the leading mediation providers in the UK and is registered as a provider with the Civil Mediation Council.
Clerksroom set about the task of re-engineering the way lawyers and non-lawyers work with Barristers and decided to re-invent the wheel. By taking an end-to-end look at the process and requirements for interacting with Barristers, we set about the hugely ambitious task of writing software to future-proof the traditional chambers model. Collaborating directly with established market leaders Microsoft and Xero, the question of “how do you manage unlimited numbers of diaries” was resolved when we launched Chambers 365.
Chambers365 Solicitors Portal is provided free to all Barristers with Clerksroom with full membership. Barristers log in to their dashboard in the Chambers365 Portal to build up smart work preferences through a preference engine. They have over 1 million choices to indicate what work they want to do, where and for how much etc. The portal also shows data to the Barristers never available before to help them manage and develop their practice including analytics and trends so they can see their progress month on month, year by year, real-time diary and email management, tasks and to-do lists, unbilled work, VAT & HMRC, expenses, along with the ability for your clients to book you 24/7.
Their dashboard can show them what percentage chance of success they have at winning work based on their selection of preferences in the database, combined with 22 years of Clerksroom’s own data history. This granularity gives them total control over their practice and how they wish to develop it in an easy-to-understand format.
“I have been very impressed at how easy Chambers365 is to use and how almost all key information can be accessed readily. I have used systems before when working at a solicitor’s office and at previous chambers and this is definitely the best system I have worked with to date.”
Ravi Sethi, Barrister, Clerksroom
Clerksroom Direct is a fully inclusive public access portal which allows any barrister in England & Wales who has completed public access training, to advertise themselves free of charge directly to the public. There is no fee to sign up and take advantage of our service. If a barrister accepts instructions through our portal, there is no cost, and they are paid 100% of their agreed fee, subject to a small, fixed fee for bookkeeping and a small contribution towards our marketing costs. Our model is that the client pays us an administration fee to cover our marketing and administration costs. We have found that solicitors are increasingly using Public Access to prepare cases and then allowing the client to work directly with a Barrister when their case reaches Court.
We believe the future is bright, positive, and full of opportunity. We want to make sure we have the right people with us for the future. Would you like to be part of it?
Barristers, solicitors, solicitor advocates and other qualified lawyers who wish to transfer to the bar, those undertaking so-called “3rd sixth or probationary tenancy”, foreign transferring lawyers and anyone allowed to practice at the Bar of England & Wales. Call Kevin Morrow on 07736 288055 or Russell Hobbs on 07972 239476 in confidence or email [email protected]Find Out More