The Clerk's Room

Simon Butler
Senior Clerk

David Fardon
1st Junior Clerk

Ben Cressey
2nd Junior Clerk

Tom Tracy
3rd Junior Clerk

Ryan Fellows
4th Junior Clerk

Vicky Beasley
Chambers' Administrator

Clerking Services

The Clerks' Room is headed by Simon Butler. He has over 20 years' experience in the Temple and leads a committed team - David Fardon, Ben Cressey, Tom Tracy and Ryan Fellows. Our Chambers' Administrator Vicky Beasley also works with Simon on business development matters.

The entire clerking team is dedicated to providing a first class service to our clients, and first class counsel whatever the case and at whatever level of experience is required. We actively monitor our service by conducting regular surveys of our clients to check that we are delivering what we promise to and giving them the opportunity to suggest any areas where we can offer more.  The results are regularly reviewed by the Clerk's Room, the Management Committee and individual barristers.

We aim to foster a close working relationship with our clients who can expect to get to know every member of our small team personally. We have deliberately avoided over-expansion and as a result we are proud to be able to offer quality not quantity in the choice of counsel available and a friendly personal service from the Clerks' Room. We will give honest advice about what level of call a case requires and the particular strengths and expertise of individual barristers.

If you are considering instructing us for the first time please contact Simon who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.  He will also be delighted to come to your offices to meet with you in person. We have attracted many new clients in the last few years and they have stayed with us.

We look forward to providing you with a modern, efficient and friendly service.

Contractual Terms
With effect from 31st January 2013 the contractual terms upon which 2 Harcourt Buildings undertakes work are set out in the (new) Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012. A copy of the Standard Terms can be found here. These terms apply to all new instructions and continuing matters in which members have previously been instructed. Please speak to Simon Butler if you have a query about these terms or if you feel that they are not appropriate for your particular case.