Clerks Room

5 Paper Buildings has been blessed with one of the most pragmatic and diligent set of clerks at the Criminal Bar.

Chambers and Partners have frequently commented on the service provided by our clerks. In the 2017 edition, they noted that:

"The clerks' room at 5 Paper Buildings receives widespread praise from instructing solicitors. One source describes the "exceptional service" provided by the clerks, who are known to be "extremely accommodating and extremely communicative." Another interviewee commends the way in which solicitors can "reliably deal with one point of contact who is always absolutely up to date with the cases, which is a very sensible way of managing things." Crucially, sources find that the set "takes a really reasonable approach to fees which makes it very easy to have frank conversations" regarding costs and clients' budgets. The seven-strong clerking and administrative team is led by the "smart and charming" Dale Jones, who has held the senior clerk role since 2004. Jones is characterised as a "very responsive and no-nonsense" individual who offers a true wealth of experience".

Previous editions:

"Its magnificent head clerk, Dale Jones, is singled out for his ability to solve problems".

"5PB has more obvious crossover criminal practitioners in the consumer credit and trading standards fields than most, and they are well marshalled by senior clerk Dale Jones."

In 2013, they noted that chambers continued to be "well clerked by the highly respected Dale Jones".

Our clerks combine a fantastic knowledge of the marketplace with a realistic approach to fees. They pride themselves on being able to match the right counsel with the right cases. Our clerks remain scrupulous and will not take on work if it is impracticable.

Should you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact our Senior Clerk, Dale Jones on:

Telephone: 020 7583 6117