“The clerks are helpful and responsive, very flexible, and willing to do what’s necessary.” “Their clerking team is very responsive, always on the ball, very transparent on the fees, and always as accessible as possible. They’re A*.” Senior clerk Andrew Love is highly regarded, with interviewees saying: “Andrew is good at running the barristers and managing them. It makes life for us much easier when he is involved.”
Chambers & Partners – 2018
“Senior clerk Andrew Love ‘ensures that the standard of the whole set is excellent’. He is ‘personable, helpful, pragmatic and easy to get on with’, and rated by some as being ‘among the best clerks’. ‘Very smart, decisive and highly responsive’ deputy senior clerk Jamie Clack ‘grasps the outline of a brief very quickly, even in complex cases, which makes dealing with him very straightforward’. As a whole, the clerking team is ‘dynamic’, ‘extremely reliable’ and ‘regularly goes above and beyond’.”
Legal 500 – 2017
“The clerks are always very helpful in understanding a client’s needs and delivering a fast, friendly and expert service. Jamie Clack is swift to respond, commercially minded and attentive.” The clerking team is led by Andrew Love.
Chambers & Partners – 2017
“In March 2016, Andrew Love was promoted to senior clerk and Jamie Clack was promoted to deputy senior clerk, following Kim Janes’ retirement. Love ‘understands the way solicitors work and does everything to try to accommodate their needs’, and Clack is ‘lovely to work with’. As a team, ‘the clerks are excellent – easy to deal with and very pragmatic about costs and commercial issues’.”
Legal 500 – 2016
“The service is always exceptional…As a team they are very easy to deal with and very straightforward.”
Chambers & Partners – 2015
‘The clerks are extremely professional and expert in their roles’. Andrew Love stands out as ‘one of the most user-friendly clerks at the Bar’; ‘he knows how to keep clients happy and feeling well looked after’, and is ‘very responsive and keen to build up mutually beneficial and lasting relationships with instructing solicitors.’
Jamie Clack is also praised as ‘consistently helpful and friendly’.
Legal 500 – 2015
“a clerking team that provides uniformly excellent service.”
Chambers & Partners – 2014
“I believe two of the most important factors I look for in my dealings with clerks is responsiveness and commerciality in fees. I believe that all the clerks that I have dealt with at 5RB have these two qualities in spades.”
Niri Shan, Partner
Our clerking team is widely regarded as one of the best in the business with considerable experience in dealing with our areas of work. They are intimately aware of the needs of solicitors and the workings of the Court and have very strong and well-established links with the Court listing offices.