Daren began his clerking career with us in 1988 and, after highly successful periods at 3 Pump Court and latterly at 23 Essex Street, we were delighted to welcome him back as our Senior Clerk in 2012. Daren has a strong reputation for his organisational skills, managerial ability and level headed judgment and he has developed very strong connections throughout the legal profession. Daren oversees the effective running of Chambers ensuring clients receive the highest levels of service as well as having overall responsibility for all aspects of Chambers' practice management, marketing and business development. He is a qualified member of the IBC.
Deputy Senior Clerk
Simon joined 2KBW in 2017 as part of the successful merger with his previous set, 1ITL for whom he was Senior Clerk for over 10 years, a merger he orchestrated with Daren Milton.
Simon has over 20 years clerking experience across many areas of law and has gained an excellent reputation for his management and organisational style. Like Daren, with whom he will work closely, he has developed strong connections throughout the legal profession.
Simon will work closely with Daren and Scott in all aspects of chambers management, marketing and business development.
Senior Civil and Family Clerk
Chris joined us in May 2014 and is based at our Portsmouth offices where he has responsibility for our Civil and Family teams. Before relocating to Hampshire in 2011 Chris was formerly the Senior Clerk at Walnut House Chambers in Exeter for 16 years and, before then, the Deputy Senior Clerk at 23, Essex Street, London.
1st Junior Clerk – crime
Stephen joined Chambers in March 2008. His day to day duties include diary management, liaising with Court Service list offices and dealing with all manner of enquiries from our instructing solicitors, prosecuting authorities and with clerks from other Chambers. Stephen is also responsible for dealing with counsel's fees and prepares and submits claims for our cases in both the Magistrates and Crown Courts.
Barry is the newest member of 2KBW's clerking team having joined Chambers from Article 6 Law, where Barry was the Senior Practice Manager.
Barry brings with him over 23 years' clerking experience and a broad network of professional clients. Before this, Barry spent some time in the Armed Forces as a Parachute Jumping Instructor and has previously represented Great Britain at the World Parachute Championships. He also spent 2 years as a Practice Manager at a solicitors' firm where he worked closely with the firm's COLP and COFA.
Outside of work, Barry is a very keen motorcyclist and still competes in marathon canoe races.
2nd Junior Clerk
Ryan joined Chambers in October 2019 having previously spent 4 years clerking in a criminal set in the Temple. Ryan's responsibilities include diary management, and liaising with instructing solicitors and Court staff.
Family & Civil Clerk
Hannah joined Chambers in November 2019, after a number of years working for the Court Service, primarily as a Judges Clerk, covering all aspects of Civil, Family and Criminal work. She is based at our Portsmouth office where she provides full clerking support to the Civil and Family team.
Civil & Family Junior Clerk
Alice joined Chambers in September 2013 and works from our Portsmouth offices.
Alice helps to organise and develop the practices of our Family and Civil teams.
Junior Clerk/Fees Assistant
Poppy joined Chambers in May 2019 after previously working at another top criminal Chambers in the Temple. Prior to this, she completed a Psychology degree at Nottingham Trent University.
Sally joined 2Kbw in 2019 following 27 years at the Crown Prosecution Service in the West Midlands where the last 10 years were spent clerking the in-house crown advocates and allocating briefs out to chambers.
As chambers Prosecution clerk Sally is responsible for maintaining the high standard of service chambers members give to the Crown Prosecution Service and business development.