Practice Management

Senior Clerk l Phil Reeves

Phil Reeves is our Head of Clerking.

He is responsible for the smooth running of Chambers. His key role is in ensuring  outstanding levels of service from both barristers and the clerking team. Phil has over 25 years’ clerking experience. He has always focused on Chancery and Commercial work having first commenced his career with a specialist Company set in 1988.


"The promotion of Phil Reeves to head of clerking should prove to be a significant step forward for a set which appears to be moving forward with determination"

Legal 500 2016

"Phil Reeves is ‘an excellent operator’, who ‘runs a great team’. 'You can rely on his recommendations and solicitors have absolute faith in his advice.'"

Legal 500 2017

"The head of clerking, Phil Reeves, is brilliant. The benefit of him is that he understands the way the barristers work and he is adaptable to changes in the market. He's a great asset to that set."

Legal 500 2020



Deputy Senior Clerk l Michelle Greene

Michelle joined New Square Chambers in 2002 after successfully completing a BA Honours Degree at Oxford Brookes University.
In addition to diary and case management, her duties include maintaining client relationships, as well as fee negotiation, allocation of work, practice and business development.

As Deputy Head of Clerking Michelle also assists Phil in the effective running of the clerk’s room.


"Goes the extra mile to assist"

Legal 500 2016

"Helpful and commercial", "a delight to work with"

Legal 500 2017


Legal 500 2020


Senior Practice Manager l Nathan Hitchman

Nathan joined New Square Chambers as a Practice Manager in July 2019. He is responsible for diary management, negotiating fees and practice development.


Nathan has obtained a wealth of experience having commenced work as a clerk in 2006 and previously worked at 3 highly ranked Chancery Commercial sets. During his time he has received a distinction in BTEC Advanced Award in Chambers Administration and is a member of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks.

Practice Manager l Cameron Grant

Cameron began his clerking career in 2010 at a leading Chancery set in Lincoln’s Inn. In 2016 Cameron joined one of England’s largest sets to expand his knowledge and experience before joining New Square Chambers in November 2018 as a Practice Manager. His main duties include; diary management, fee negotiation, case allocation, case listing, liaising with clients and the overall development of members' practices.


"The quality of service is unbeatable"

Legal 500 2020

Practice Manager l Charlie Sherwood

Charlie joined Chambers in January 2015 as a Junior Practice Manager. He was promoted to Practice Manager in January 2018. His duties include; diary management, fee negotiation, case allocation, case listing, liaising with clients and the overall development of members' practices. He has received a distinction in the BTEC Advanced Award in Chambers Administration and is a member of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks.


"The quality of service is unbeatable." 

Legal 500 2020

Junior Practice Manager l Billie-Jo Campbell

Billie-Jo assists the other Practice Managers and members with daily administrative duties both within and outside Chambers. These include: lodging bundles, preparing court documents and assisting Counsel as needed. Billie-Jo joined Chambers in October 2019.

Business Development

Business Development Director l John Campbell

John heads up Chambers Business Development team. John is a triple graduate, before qualifying as a solicitor John worked in retail and banking. John spent 20 years as a lawyer at director/ partner level. Prior to joining Chambers john headed the business development team of a leading firm of national solicitors. John has developed a Client Care Programme to ensure that Chambers clients receive the highest quality of legal advice and service. John understands the importance and benefit of building strong and enduring relationships.


"We have a very good relationship with John Campbell, Business Development Director, whom we meet regularly to discuss new instructions, events, better ways of working etc." - Legal 500 Bar 2021

"New Square Chambers Consulting, an innovative scheme set up in 2018 with the support and encouragement of the set’s business development director John Campbell and his team, which has been a great success." - Legal 500 Bar 2021

"New Square Chambers have really raised their profile over the last couple of years." - Legal 500 Bar 2021

"John is doing a great job in raising the set’s profile." - Legal 500 Bar 2020

Business Development Assistant l Emily Rosen

Emily's role is to provide administrative support to the Business Development Director and Head of Clerking in strategic planning of business development to promote Chambers and its members. Emily joined Chambers in September 2019.

Management & Administration

Chambers Manager l Kerry McLean

Kerry McLean is Chambers Manager and is responsible for the administration and financial management of Chambers.  Following a career in the army Kerry worked in the City where prior to joining Chambers he was finance director of the Insurance Institute.  

Fees Manager l Sam Hutchins

Sam is Chambers' main contact for fees and credit control and is happy to assist on all queries regarding private fees, CFA and Legal Aid matters. Sam joined Chambers in July 2017.

Secretary l Elvine Simms

Elvine assists members of Chambers with the production of legal documents. Elvine also acts as cover for front of house when needed and provides a welcoming atmosphere for members, clients and guests.

Elvine joined New Square Chambers in 2007. 

Administrative Assistant l Ronald Booth

Ron maintains Chambers’ offices and facilities.
He joined Chambers in September 2014 after working as a facilities manager for Aon Ltd for 27 years. 

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