Emma Makepeace
  • The quality of clerking is held by some to be “second to none” among criminal sets, a fact the senior clerk, and deputy senior clerk Emma Makepeace can be justly proud of.

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  • The clerking at the set is in the capable hands of the “affable and proactive” Guy Williams and Emma Makepeace.

    Legal 500 2011

  • They offer a combination of good clerking and good counsel.

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  • The clerks’ are professional and reliable.

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  • Receives praise for her outgoing nature, enthusiastic approach and impressive knowledge of her barristers.

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Deputy Senior Clerk

Emma Makepeace

Deputy Senior Clerk

July 2006 – Present – 25 Bedford Row, Deputy Senior Clerk
May 2005 – July 2006 - Bridewell Chambers, Senior Clerk
July 2001 – May 2005 - Bridewell Chambers, 1st Junior Clerk
September 2000 - July 2001 - Ely Place Chambers, 1st Junior Clerk
June 1991 – September 2000 - The Chambers of Ronald Thwaites QC, 2nd Junior Clerk

Clients marvel at this set’s approach to delivering a quality service.Chambers UK

Emma has significant experience as a clerk.  She started her clerking career in 1991 and joined 25 Bedford Row in July 2006 having clerked practices covering a wide range of common law.

Emma’s role involves maintaining and developing good customer relationships on behalf of members to their professional clients and providing valuable support to our Senior Clerk, Guy Williams, in the administration of chambers as a whole.  Emma’s principal responsibilities include business and practice development, marketing, diary management and fee negotiation.

Emma has served on the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks’ Management Committee since 1997 and is the former Chairperson of the Chambers & Social Committee and Editor of their bi-annual bulletin.  She is a qualified member of the Institute Barristers' Clerks and was awarded the John Carter Memorial Trophy in 1997, “Clerk of the Year” upon completion of The BTec Advanced Award in Chambers Administration .  

Emma is the one of the founding Committee members of the Female Fraud Forum, having supported the idea, borne by Samantha Riggs, as a response to the fact  that it was apparent that this sector was still dominated by men who networked within their own sphere, despite the increasing presence of women.    The association is aimed at solicitors, barristers and accountants who work in financial regulation and the criminal and civil fraud sector. Its purpose is to foster, encourage and advance women of all levels through shared ideas, knowledge and experiences providing a much needed support network for those in the profession or returning to the profession.