The Clerks and Chambers’ Administration

The team of professionally qualified and experienced clerks, led by Senior Clerk Paul Eaton, is dedicated to offering the highest standards of customer service to our clients.

Client service:

Legal 500, 2022 guideChambers is able to offer a wide range of experienced counsel across all areas of family law cases. Chambers provides an excellent level of service‘.

Legal 500, 2021 guideBoth Paul Eaton and Arron Smith are excellent clerks, I have worked with them for many years. They offer an excellent service. Clerks are very efficient, always happy to help and quick to respond.”

Legal 500, 2020 guide “Becket Chambers, which has a presence in Kent and Sussex, is best known for its family work – including members accepting appointments as family mediators – but also handles other civil matters, including personal injury, employment, and planning. Senior clerk Paul Eaton and first junior Arron Smith are both based in Canterbury”

Legal 500, 2018 guide Senior Clerk Paul Eaton & First Junior Clerk Arron Smith are key contacts.”

Legal 500, 2017 guide Senior Clerk Paul Eaton & First Junior Clerk Arron Smith are praised as ‘excellent’ – ‘responsive, accommodating and helpful’.

How the Clerks can help you

The Clerk team:

  • provides a central point of contact for Chambers
  • helps to find the right Barristers for your/your client’s needs
  • handles the allocation, distribution and development of work
  • looks after the Barristers’ diaries
  • is responsible for fee negotiation
  • arranges the billing

The team also handles the day-to-day management, operation and administration of Chambers.

To discuss your needs, or find out about the availability of a particular Barrister, please contact the Senior Clerk or First Junior Clerk. They will be happy to provide details of the relevant experience of particular members of Chambers, and to help you select appropriate Counsel for your case.

As part of our customer service commitment, before you make a decision he will also be able to discuss members’ scales of charges and provide estimates of the likely level of fees for different types of work. Our Barristers’ fees reflect the relative complexity of the work, the time involved, the urgency of the case, the value of the case and the experience of Counsel.