‘The 5RB clerks are absolutely stellar – responsive, friendly, knowledgeable. ‘
“The clerking has always been brilliant. They understand what solicitors need and find a way to get it.” “They are always available, come rain or shine. They are so easy to contact and will always go the extra mile.” “Senior clerk Andrew Love is wonderful – he runs a very tight ship.”
“Brilliant. Responsive and always helpful.” “The clerking is phenomenal.” Andrew Love is the senior clerk.
“They bend over backwards to help us. They’re always there, they’re very personable and they provide lots of support.” “Senior clerk Andrew Love is fantastic, pragmatic and understanding of clients’ needs.”
The ‘reassuring’ senior clerk Andrew Love ‘understands the matters at hand very quickly – almost better than if you were explaining it to another solicitor – and is immediately able to suggest the right barrister or course of action’. A ‘great team leader’, Love helms a clerks’ room that has ‘gone up a notch in recent years’ and provides a ‘second-to-none’ service thanks to ‘some of the best clerks in London’.
Also in the team, deputy senior clerk Jamie Clack ‘could not be more helpful or responsive’; Antony Braeger is a ‘standout’ practice manager.
Solicitors also praise the set for its ‘excellent seminars’ and a ‘very well maintained’ website, which is ‘a useful resource for legal developments’.
“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.”
“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, Taylor Wessing
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.