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Mark combines a mix of high level business positioning and transformation with on-the-ground implementation in organisations large and small, local and international. Mark has led large change management programmes, has played a key role in the strategic globalisation of a major law firm, led one of the first trans-Atlantic merger and has advised on a range of game changing projects. Mark was recognised in The Lawyer Hot 100 list.
Mark combines a mix of high level business positioning and transformation with on-the-ground implementation in organisations large and small, local and international. Mark has led large change management programmes, has played a key role in the strategic globalisation of a major law firm, led one of the first trans-Atlantic mergers and has advised on a range of game changing projects. Mark was recognised in The Lawyer Hot 100 list.
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Vera joined Doughty Street in December 2014. Her role is to support the growing business of the International Law team, consisting of both practicing barristers at Doughty Street Chambers and internationally renowned legal academics who form Chambers’ Academic Panel. She provides marketing assistance to Doughty Street's public international law team, international criminal law team and international arbitration team, by maintaining social media web pages, managing events and contributing to blogs. In addition, she provides legal research assistance to members of the team.
Prior to joining Doughty Street, Vera worked at Fair Trials International in London and Brussels and was a legal intern at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Tanzania and at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva. She graduated in International Law from the University of Amsterdam in 2012.
Martin has been working in the legal IT sector since early 2000, he gained experience, initially supporting barristers chambers software packages and later implementing technical solutions and offering consultancy to chambers in London and the South of England.
Outside of chambers Martin is a keen scuba diver and is qualified as a professional PADI instructor and is also a certified power-boat handler. At weekends and evenings he can be found often in a swimming pool, lake or seaside destination teaching others how to dive. Martin is also enthusiastic about marine conservation and animal rights.
Liam Wood joined Doughty Street Chambers in March 2013 expanding our IT support services. His key responsibilities are to maintain the IT systems and to assist Martin in any projects involving the IT systems. Prior to this Liam worked as a Trainee IT & Admin assistant in a solicitors firm. During his time there Liam built up a strong foundation of experience in hardware fault finding, he is also very knowledgable on a variety of software packages.
Cherno Jagne joined Doughty Street Chambers in September 2014 and is responsible for the general operation of the building services. This includes the management of the library and bundling service, the front-of-house services provided by the reception team, as well as the management of Chambers’ office assistants. He liaises with the Deputy Chief Executive in order to coordinate necessary actions.
Cherno studied Law at the University of Wolverhampton and completed a Masters Degree at Queen Mary’s University of London. He previously worked as a Junior Clerk, Facilities Administrator, and Legal Researcher at Doughty Street Chambers for 4 years, after joining in September 2009. Prior to rejoining Doughty Street Chambers, he worked as a Paralegal in the Public Law Department of a Top 20 Law Firm.
Cherno’s biggest passion is for film and theatre. He has trained at institutions such as Identity Drama School and the Birmingham School of Acting, as well as performing at venues such as The Courtyard Theatre, Sadler’s Wells Theatre and the Dominion Theatre. As well as his ‘Die Hard’ interest in film and theatre, Cherno is also a lifelong Arsenal fan.
George joined Doughty Street Chambers in January 2016 as a Facilities Administrator. George’s responsibilities consist of day to day maintenance and running of Doughty Street buildings, printer maintenance and stationery stock checks.
Previously, he attended the University of Winchester where he successfully graduated with a degree in Social Work; BSc. George has worked both in the mental health and educational sector.
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Sandy joined chambers in 2008 and is responsible for the development of chambers’ legal information, library and maintaining the internal current awareness services. She also offers paralegal support to the practitioners and is responsible for the production of the Doughty Street Human Rights Bulletin.
Previously she worked as the legal resources manager for a city law firm and prior to that was the EU Publications and Information Manager for Lexis Nexis. Sandy has a law degree and various postgraduate diplomas including EU Social Policy; Women and the Law; and International Law.
Louise Joined Doughty Street in August 2015 as Legal Information and Research Assistant
Louise will be working closely with Sandy in controlling and developing the operation of Chambers’ library, including research facilities and the preparation of court bundles.
Louise is a graduate in European Humanities with Classical Studies and also holds an MA in Library and Information Studies. She has a varied background in legal library management and information administration having worked at the British Dental Association, a range of large city law firms and within the financial services sector.
Cynthia joined Chambers in January 2006. She heads the Reception team which is responsible for front of house, switchboard and meeting room facilities.
Eunice joined Chambers' staff in July 2007 and is part of the Reception Team.
Andreas joined chambers in September 2008 as Head of Finance and has overall responsibility for the finance functions of the chambers.
He trained in a small accountancy practice and worked for them for twelve years. When they were taken over by a larger practice he became a client manager responsible for a range of clients ensuring that their financial affairs were handled correctly and in a timely fashion by all departments within the firm. After three years he branched out into the world of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys becoming the Finance Manager in a thriving firm in central London. They were responsible for worldwide applications for a variety of individuals and commercial organisations. After two years they too were taken over by a larger firm who had offices in many countries. In this he was the Regional Financial Controller for the London and Cambridge offices. He continued there for a year before making the move to Doughty Street Chambers.
He is a qualified ACCA accountant. Before getting into accountancy he worked for a number of years as a financial administrator in the London Borough Of Camden Social Services Department. He also has a BA (Hons) in History.
Beverly joined Chambers in February 2009, having come to us from a finance background in various industry sectors. Beverly is responsible for the day to day element of purchase ledger activities, together with various other financial administration duties to support our service levels.
Amelia joined Doughty Street in February 2017 working as Finance Assistant (part time) with the Finance team. In addition to working she is currently studying towards completing her ACCA and becoming a Chartered Accountant.
Chelsea joined Doughty Street in May 2016 as Interim Marketing Executive. She works closely with our Business Development Director to ensure marketing campaigns and events run smoothly.
Chelsea graduated with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Management and Marketing and has held several marketing positions both in London, most recently at The Law Society, and her native New Zealand.
Outside of work Chelsea loves travelling, films, cooking, socialising with friends and is an avid supporter of the All Blacks.
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Imran joined Doughty Street Chambers in November 2016. Imran works as part of the Business Team as the Senior Human Resources Advisor. Imran is responsible for all HR administration including overseeing the recruitment process, drawing up contracts and maintaining the Human Resources systems.
Imran enjoys both playing and watching sports in his spare time. He enjoys football, cricket and mixed martial arts. He also enjoys eating good food and socialising with his family and friends.
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David joined Doughty Street in March 2017 supporting the members of Chambers based in the Manchester office. David has joined as part of the business services team doing a varied work and managing the administration for the Manchester office.
David has over 20 years clerking experience gained in various sets in Liverpool, Preston, Warrington and Manchester.
In his spare time David enjoys playing golf and regularly covers sporting events such as Premier League football for professional sports photography agencies.
Richard began clerking in 1986 and joined Doughty Street Chambers when it was first formed in 1990. He is responsible for developing and managing the practices of the civil practitioners in chambers and focuses on the management of barrister's diaries and on agreeing and billing fees.
Richard is primarily responsible for the following practice areas: Actions Against the Police, Prisons, Inquests and Crime related Public Law.
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Luke joined Doughty Street in March 2015, starting his career at 42 Bedford Row Chambers in early 2010 he progressed to Civil Team Assistant in late 2012.
Luke is the Civil Team Deputy working alongside Richard Bayliss, he assists in the management and development of all aspects of barristers’ practises including diary management, allocation of new work, fee negotiation and fixing.
Outside of work, Luke enjoys spending time in the gym and general socialising with both friends and family.
Luke is primarily responsible for the following practise areas: Actions Against the Police, Prisons, Inquests and Crime related Public Law.
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Charlie joined Doughty Street in December 2015, having previously been a Civil Clerk at Temple Garden Chambers. Charlie is Civil Team Junior and assists Luke and Richard with Diary management, allocation of new work and fixing.
Charlie is primarily responsible for the following practice areas: Actions against the Police, Prisons, Inquests and Crime related Public Law.
Sian joined Doughty Street in May 2011 having previously worked as a civil clerk at 1 Pump Court Chambers. Sian is a civil team leader and is responsible for developing and managing the civil practitioners in chambers and focuses on the management of barristers' diaries and on agreeing and billing of fees.
Sian is primarily responsible for the following practice areas: Housing, Community Care, Education, Immigration and Mental Health.
Rachel joined Doughty Street as a junior clerk in February 2011 after completing her A levels. Within 6 months she joined the clerking team led by Sian Wilkins, supporting her in developing and managing the practices of a mixed group of civil barristers.
In October 2014 Rachel was appointed to the new position of Team Deputy, assisting Sian with responsibilities including fee negotiation, billing and diary management.
Rachel is primarily responsible for the following practice areas: Housing, Community Care, Education, Immigration and Mental Health
Emily joined Doughty Street in March 2015, having previously been a Civil Clerk at 1 Pump Court Chambers. Emily is Civil Team Junior and assists Sian and Rachel with diary management, allocation of new work and fixing.
Emily is primarily responsible for the following practice areas: Housing, Community Care, Education, Immigration and Mental Health.
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Connor Joined Doughty Street Chambers in June 2016 as an Office Assistant primarily assisting the civil team with the smooth running of Chambers with duties such as lodging court documents and assisting barristers over to court.
In August 2016, Connor took on the role of Interim Civil Team Junior in which he assists with diary management, allocation of new work and fixing court hearings.
In his spare time, Connor likes to keep fit by participating in sport and socialising with friends.
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Anthony joined Doughty Street in May 2011 as a Team Leader’s Assistant, having previously clerked at Old Square Chambers since 2008. In January 2013, Anthony was appointed the role of a Civil Team Leader and is assisted by Callum Stebbing, Neil Goodwright and Sam Cooper.
Anthony is responsible for the management and development of all aspects of the barristers’ practices including; practice/business development, diary management, fee negotiation & billing fees.
He achieved a distinction for the IBC’s Advanced Award in Chambers Administration BTEC course in 2010.
Anthony’s interests include football, boxing and general socialising. He is a dedicated season ticket holder at Chelsea FC.
Anthony is primarily responsible for the following practice areas: Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury, Product Liability, Professional Negligence, Civil International, Mediation, Employment, Media & Defamation, Sport and Information.
Callum joined Doughty Street in May 2011 as a Junior Clerk. In November 2014, Callum was appointed the role of Civil Team Deputy and is now led by Anthony Ward. His current responsibilities encompass the management and development of all barristers’ practice including diary management, allocation of new work; fee negotiation and fixing.
Outside of work, Callum participates in a variety of sports including football and golf, and is a keen Charlton fan.
Callum is primarily responsible for the following practice areas: Employment, Professional Discipline, Media, Sport and Information.
Neil joined Doughty Street Chambers in November 2016, having previously worked at Arden Chambers, 36 Bedford Row and 1 Essex Court.
He is the Civil Team Deputy working alongside Anthony Ward, he assists in the management and development of all aspects of barristers’ practices including diary management, allocation of work and fee negotiation.
Neil is responsible for the following practice areas: Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Professional Negligence, Civil International Law and Mediations.
Outside of Work, Neil is an avid movie goer and a Manchester United supporter.
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Sam joined Doughty Street Chambers in January 2017 as a Civil Team Junior and assists with diary management, allocation of new work and fixing court hearings.
Outside of work Sam is a sports based individual, his favourite sports are football and boxing in which he has participated at an amateur level. Sam also enjoys travelling and socialising with friends.
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Michael joined Doughty Street Chambers in September 2012. Previously he worked as the Fees Clerk in a leading family law set for 7 years. Michael has been clerking in various areas of law since 1976.
Over the last 12 years Michael’s career has concentrated purely on fee collection. His experience in clerking has given him a great understanding of how matters progress and assists him in relation to when matters should be chased.
Mayani joined Doughty Street Chambers in January 2017 having previously worked at Garden Court Chambers for two years as a Credit Controller, specialising in chasing all Immigration CLR, Fixed Fee and Private Fees for the Barristers.
Prior to this she worked as a Fees Clerk at 1 Pump Court. Mayani is a Civil Aged Debt Assistant and will be working as part of Michael Sweeney’s team.
Outside of work Mayani enjoys travelling, socialising with friends & family and is a self proclaimed foodie who loves trying new restaurants.
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Norman Joined Doughty Street in Jun 2013 having previously worked in chambers undertaking all aspects of common law. Norman has been clerking since 1972 and having been a Senior Clerk for the most part of the following years, he finds his experience invaluable in the role he now occupies as Civil Aged Debt Manager.
Matt Joined Doughty Street Chambers in November 2016 working as a Civil Aged Debt Administrator and is led by Michael Sweeney.
His responsibilities include monitoring and chasing any aged debt fee’s and queries for the Civil team.
Outside of work, Matt’s interests include many sports such as Football and Boxing and enjoys general socialising.
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Maurice joined Doughty Street in September 2014 to lead its newly restructured criminal clerking team. He now manages key client relationships across all of Chambers, and has overall responsibility for implementing our strategy on the development of our serious crime and appeals (both domestic and international), regulatory and financial crime, and extradition work. He also leads the development of our business and human rights team, and designs solutions for clients who require multi-diciplinary advice, collating teams of barristers from our different practice areas as appropriate. He is also involved in developing the professional regulation work our members undertake.
Maurice will be pleased to advise on enquiries from solicitors in private practice, in-house counsel, licensed access and public access clients on new matters, on suitable choices of counsel, and on fees. He is always interested to have feedback on the service our barristers and clerks provide for our clients.
Prior to joining Doughty Street he spent over five years working at a 2 Hare Court (the Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC), a leading criminal and regulatory set, which he joined from a UK-listed global recruitment company where he sourced partners and associates for City and International firms. Before that he worked for a specialist firm of fraud solicitors.
He graduated in English and Law from the University of Cambridge, and is a member of the Legal Practice Managers' Association, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and the Financial Services Lawyers' Association. The 2016 Chambers & Partners Guide says of him that he "is hailed as a fabulous asset to any chambers."
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Tom joined Doughty Street in August 2015, and has day to day responsibility for ensuring our criminal clerks provide our clients with the highest quality of service. He is responsible for developing and managing all forms of crime, fraud and appeals work, as well as international crime and extradition cases. With over 19 years’ clerking experience, he manages the practices of a number of our Silks and senior juniors, and is always happy to advise solicitors and others on suitable choices of counsel, and to agree private fees. He also advises members of the public who may be interested in instructing a barrister directly under the Bar’s Public Access Scheme.
Prior to joining Doughty Street, Tom worked in some of London’s leading criminal sets. He also brings wider commercial experience with him and has strong knowledge of the regulation of the legal sector, having helped to set up one of the first barrister-led alternative business structures permitted by the introduction of the Legal Services Act 2007.
In his spare time Tom enjoys playing golf and is a Leyton Orient Season ticket holder.
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Richard joined Doughty Street in October 2011, and is a Crime Team Leader responsible for developing and managing all forms of criminal work, but with a particular focus on regulatory and financial crime. With over 25 years’ clerking experience, he manages the practices of a number of our Silks and senior juniors, and is always happy to advise solicitors and others on suitable choices of counsel, and to agree private fees.
Having initially qualified as a graphic designer, Richard is involved in developing the criminal team’s marketing collateral, and having experienced countless changes affecting the criminal justice system in the intervening years, he brings a wealth of knowledge to Doughty Street Crime. He is widely regarded as our resident Criminal Legal Aid expert.
A loyal supporter of Leyton Orient, Richard also enjoys running, the odd ski-ing holiday, and is in demand by pub quiz teams everywhere owing to his renowned knowledge of 20th Century pop music facts.
Mobile: 07899 943731
Direct dial: 020 7400 9054
Emily is an Assistant Team Leader, supporting Tom in the development and management of all criminal work, with a particular focus on international crime and extradition in the Court of Appeal, High Court and Magistrates’ Court.
She is also jointly responsible for managing our members’ diaries, and will be pleased to advise on queries concerning availability and listings.
Emily is also an expert on Court of Appeal and Graduated Fee billing, and is involved in developing and organising seminars and other events with our clients both in London and Manchester.
She is in her third year of studying part-time for an English degree at Birkbeck, University of London, and in her spare time enjoys long, country walks with her two dogs, is regularly called upon to model for her sister’s unusual art projects, and she and her partner are constantly on the lookout for old, reclaimed fireplaces to adorn their new flat.
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Marc joined Doughty Street Chambers in May 2015 having spent 4 years previously at 1 Pump Court Chambers. Marc assists Emily Martin and Tom Street with clerking all aspects of crime, with a particular specialism in extradition work and international crime.
With his previous experience in the commercial sector, Marc is active in promoting our criminal barristers. He has also undertaken training which allows him to advise members of the public who may wish to know more about instructing our barristers on a public access basis.
He is a member of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks, and has been actively involved in the committee for the last two years, and is involved in arranging the IBC’s educational and social events.
In Marc’s spare time he is an avid gym goer and car enthusiast.
Sam joined Doughty Street in October 2016, as a Crime Team Deputy, clerking all aspects of criminal law, in particular liaising with solicitors and courts over listings, arranging conferences, billing, and advising clients on suitable choices of junior counsel. Prior to joining Chambers Sam spent four years as a clerk in the Crime Team at Garden Court Chambers. Sam is in the first year of studying part time for a BSC in Business Management at the University of London, and in his spare time enjoys going to the gym, socialising with friends and supporting Arsenal FC.
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James joined Doughty Street Chambers in June 2016 as a Crime Team Junior supporting the Crime team. He previously worked as a Junior Civil Clerk at Garden Court chambers.
Away from work James enjoys playing football and socialising with friends.
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Terry commenced his career in the legal sector working in the court department at Thompson Solicitors. He then moved onto working at Field Court Chambers as a criminal clerk; after this he worked at Francis Taylor Buildings for ten years where he was promoted to second Junior. Terry then joined Doughty Street in 2009 where he has progressed to an aged debt manager. In his spare time Terry enjoys sports including boxing and playing golf and loves to travel.
Kate joined Doughty Street Chambers in November 2016. Kate works with Terry in age to recover fees. She previously worked at Serjeants inn Chamber as an Assistant Fees Clerk.
Outside Chambers, Kate enjoys playing tennis and socialising with friends.
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Jonathan joined Doughty Street in April 2016 as an Office Assistant. Jonathan works closely with the criminal team to ensure a smooth running of the daily operation of Chambers, by sorting and distributing incoming and outgoing mail, creating of court bundles and managing the collection and distribution of court papers to and from court.
Jonathan previously worked at Pump Court Tax Chambers and 8 New Square.
Outside of work Jonathan enjoys all forms of motor racing, and races karts and also enjoys football.
Charlotte joined Doughty Street Chambers in September 2016. Charlotte works closely with the civil team to ensure a smooth running of the daily operations of Chambers. Her responsibilities include organising court bundles, distributing and collecting papers to and from court, sorting and distributing mail.
Outside of work, Charlotte enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and indoor and outdoor activities.
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Reece joined Doughty Street Chambers in September 2016. Reece works closely with the Criminal team to ensure a smooth running of the daily operations of Chambers. His responsibilities include organising incoming and outgoing mail, distributing and collecting papers to and from courts.
Outside of work Reece enjoys keeping fit and socialising with friends.
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