Maurice joined Doughty Street in September 2014 to lead its newly restructured criminal clerking team. He has since taken overall responsibility for the business development and marketing of all Doughty Street's practice areas. He is involved in managing our key client programme, and is the main point of contact for new business. In particular, he designs solutions for clients who require multi-disciplinary advice, collating teams of barristers from our various practice areas, and he fosters strategic partnerships with clients for developing mutually beneficial revenue streams.
Maurice will be pleased to advise solicitors in private practice, in-house counsel, accountants, and other professionals seeking to instruct barristers directly, on suitable choices of counsel and on fees. He is always interested to have feedback on the service our barristers and clerks provide to our clients.
Prior to joining Doughty Street he spent five and a half years working at 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 firm of specialist 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." The 2017 Guide notes he "attracts high praise from sources", "is very business-minded, and [is] a massive credit to Doughty Street."