In the Clerksroom in our chambers we seek to refer your case to Counsel to attend hearings for you across the UK.
We also have access to a network of Barristers and Barristers’ clerks who also work in a Clerksroom, to refer your matter on direct to Counsel.
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A Clerksroom is the name of the place where Barristers’ Clerks work, who book in work from Solicitors and under the Direct Access Scheme. It is a name used by many Barristers Chambers, but could equally be described as the Clerks’ office or Clerks’ booking area.
In the room Clerks work you will often find computerised diary systems and also a map of the country, with movable pins on it showing where the Barristers are at any one time. This is useful for booking Counsel direct for different courts depending on their locality.
This room is also notable for shelves with Barristers’ names on them housing instructions to Counsel which have come in and are due to be sent outdirect to the named Barrister. Television programmes such as Kavanagh QC, Silk, North Square and Rumpole of the Bailey had dramatic interpretations of how this type of room operates in practice.
Some Barristers Chambers are not administered by Clerks, so in those circumstances the use of this word would not be necessarily fitting. However as it is a familiar term if you are looking for clerks to assist you instructing Counsel, you might want to consider still using this term to search for a Barrister to book.