Criminal - Clerks

Criminal Clerking Structure

Chris Swann is the Senior Clerk to the Criminal Team. With 25 years clerking experience, he is responsible for the practice development and marketing of the Criminal Team and is assisted by Andrew Leech and Chris Moffatt. Andy is an experienced First Junior Clerk and facilitates the smooth running of the Criminal Team diary. He is ably assisted by Chris Moffatt who divides his time between the Criminal and Family Teams. All three Clerks employ a 'can do' approach to clerking and leave no stone unturned to assist instructing Solicitors.

Chris Swann

Senior Criminal Clerk

Chris Swann

0161 955 5172

Andrew Leech

First Junior Criminal Clerk

Andrew Leech

0161 955 5105

Chris Moffatt

Clerking Assistant

Chris Moffatt

0161 955 5185


What the Legal Directories say:

Chambers 2020

"The clerking team is continually fantastic – the clerks are thorough, efficient and quick to respond to any queries you may have." "The team will always go the extra mile to try to deliver the counsel requested or to find suitable and capable alternatives." "The clerks will always respond within the working day and are very helpful. They are all very friendly and will assist whenever possible to ensure the client's needs are exceeded." Tony Morrissey is the senior civil clerk.

"The support from the clerks is of an extremely high standard and their availability and advice is excellent. They don't flap when there's a complex case or a lot to balance." The set has begun to offer seminars for instructing solicitors across the North West. Tony Morrissey is the senior civil clerk.

Chambers and Partners 2020

Chambers 2018

"The clerks always provide an efficient and reliable service and are very reasonable with regards to fees." Tony Morrissey is the practice manager and a key contact at the set.

"The clerks are extremely responsive and have an excellent understanding of our needs." Tony Morrissey is the senior clerk.

"The clerks are organised, friendly and accommodating." "The clerking is good. Tony Morrissey, the head clerk, is excellent and can usually find a way through."

"An incredibly good, extremely professional set." "Tony Morrissey is the senior clerk and it's a very productive relationship."

Chambers and Partners 2018

Chambers and Partners 2017

"A good clerking team which is very efficient and responsive - always quick to come back and usually very helpful." Tony Morrissey is the practice manager and a key contact at the set.

"The clerks, led by Tony Morrissey, are very efficient and friendly, and very quick to get back to you. They're also good at providing added value, and will really go out on a limb for you." "The clerks are brilliant and really sensible in who they recommend to you. They will talk through the options and give you a choice, letting you know a bit more about each barrister, which is really useful."

Chambers and Partners 2017