Chris Swann is the Senior Clerk to the Criminal Team. With 28 years clerking experience, he is responsible for the practice development and marketing of the Criminal Team.
David Ellis is the Criminal Clerking Team Leader and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Criminal Team diary. He is assisted by Austin Brock-Clements. Both Clerks employ a 'can do' approach to clerking and leave no stone unturned to assist instructing Solicitors.
"The clerks give accurate and clear notes of costs." "The clerks are courteous, prompt and flexible where necessary." "The clerks are excellent: fast responders and efficient." "The lead employment clerk Julia Lanza is brilliant, always available, efficient and effective."
Chambers and Partners 2022
"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 Director of Clerking.
"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 Director of Clerking.
Chambers and Partners 2020