Kings Chambers appoints new senior clerk

Kings Chambers has appointed Louise Barnes as a senior clerk in Leeds.

Barnes, who was previously the commercial team leader at St. Philips Chambers, brings significant experience and knowledge to the barristers’ business and property clerking team.

In her new role, Barnes is overseeing all areas of practice in Leeds.

Gary Young, chief clerk at Kings Chambers, said: “We are delighted that Louise has joined our clerking team. Louise has extensive experience in clerking all areas of civil and commercial law and related business development  and is responsible for our North Eastern clients.”

Kings Chambers reported record growth in July, with billings for the first half of 2018 jumping 19.1% to £17 million at the end of June.

The barristers’ chambers recently became a Northern Powerhouse partner. It will work with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to promote the North of England.

The chief clerks at Kings Chambers attributed its growth to an increasing volume of work secured from international sources, including commercial litigation cases, international arbitration, contract issues, construction disputes, professional liability claims and company law cases.

Young said: “We have earned an excellent reputation for handling complex cases, giving individuals and corporate clients the very best representation in court. Our strong growth in the first half of the year reflects the calibre of our talent as we continue to attract the finest legal minds. All practice areas have had a part to play in helping us achieve these impressive results.”