Deans Court Chambers

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What the directories say

"The clerking team, led by senior clerk Matthew Gibbons, is extremely professional. I go to them because I know I can rely upon them to do what they say they will do."

Chambers and Partners, 2022

"The clerks are incredibly helpful and get back to you quickly." "The clerking is excellent; they are very approachable, proactive and provided seamless service during lockdown."

Chambers and Partners, 2022

"The clerking service is fantastic." "They are all excellent, right from the very juniors all the way up to the senior clerks. They do their utmost to accommodate all your enquiries." The set's senior criminal and regulatory clerk Peter Kelly is "proactive and helpful" and "always goes above and beyond for his clients." "They always respond very quickly." "Louise McCarthy, the family clerk, goes the extra mile."

Chambers and Partners, 2021

'All the clerks are excellent and I am impressed with Pete Kelly in particular.’ ‘Chambers has some of the most helpful clerks in the country who truly go out of their way to assist. Worthy of particular mention, is Steven McCormick who is a true star of the clerks room and manages to ensure that Counsel are prepared despite the last-minute instructions that are typical in this area of work.’

Legal 500, 2021

"The clerks are approachable, well informed and responsive." "The clerks room is organised, efficient and cannot do enough to help. They provide an exemplary service."

Chambers and Partners, 2020

Matthew Gibbons is the senior clerk to chambers. Senior criminal and regulatory clerk Peter Kelly is ‘honest and frank; he is extremely collaborative in a providing immediate responses’, and senior civil and family clerk Andy Flannigan ‘stands out for his professional approach.’ The family clerks include Emma Manning, who ‘never hesitates to help as much as they are able to’, and Louise McCarty, who ‘sets the benchmark for family clerks – she will move heaven and earth if booked counsel goes part-heard and pulls out all the stops to secure a suitable replacement’.

Legal 500, 2020

Lead clerk Matthew Gibbons runs an excellent and really helpful team. They're a very impressive group.

Chambers UK, 2016

The clerking led by senior clerk Matthew Gibbons is first-class. They always respond to phone messages, and get back to us when we have had difficulties. When we have had issues they have always been addressed.

Chambers UK, 2016

The clerks are excellent. They provide constant updates and diary flexibility.

Chambers UK, 2016

From the clerking right the way through, they have always provided me with a 100% fantastic service. Deans Court Chambers are my first choice because I have a clerk I can go to at any point.

Chambers UK, 2016

The clerking team are very personable and very capable. Senior clerk Matthew Gibbons and his team are very efficient and very responsive.

Chambers UK, 2014

Matthew Gibbons leads a clerking team that is very user-friendly and willing to go the extra mile for you.

Chambers UK, 2014

The clerks are well organised and go out of their way to help you.

Chambers UK, 2013

The clerks there are extremely good at accommodating our needs.

Chambers UK, 2013

Clients single out its ‘very effective criminal clerks, who provide excellent service.

Legal 500, 2013

Chambers has a reputation for the highest standards of professionalism, service and response to clients’ needs.

Chambers UK, 2012

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