• Outstanding – the best criminal defence chambers in the UK.

    Legal 500 2023

  • 25 Bedford Row is a set that understands the importance of developing and maintaining relationships with those who instruct it.

    Legal 500 2023

  • The barristers are strong from top to bottom. It deserves its reputation as one of the very top sets in criminal law.

    Legal 500 2023

  • The clerks' room is the backbone of chambers. They are without doubt second-to-none. They never let you down ... I would be lost without them.

    Legal 500

  • The clerks offer an excellent service and when issues do arise the contact is timely and realistic with a solution to the problem already on hand. Very impressive clerking team.

    Legal 500

  • All of the clerks go out of their way to ensure that instructing chambers is smooth and goes without issue. 

  • Legal 500

  • The ‘out of hours service’ provided is also exceptional and a member of the clerking teams can be contacted 24/7 in the event of an emergency.

    Legal 500

  • The clerks are completely on the ball. They simply understand what a solicitor wants from a set of chambers. They guarantee exceptional service in terms of the Counsel that they are able to offer, and the service that they, as a Chambers, should offer over and above that. 

    Legal 500

  • The clerks are professional and reliable.

  • Chambers UK

  • The quality of clerking is held by some to be “second to none” amongst criminal sets.

    Chambers UK

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

    Chambers UK

  • Immediately approachable, and always very accommodating.

    Chambers UK

  • They attract further plaudits for their reliability and efficiency, and for "bringing order to what otherwise could be a chaotic existence".

    Chambers UK

  • When they deal with instructing solicitors, it's with respect.

    Chambers UK

Conor Houghton

Junior Practice Clerk

August 2023 - Present: 25 Bedford Row, Junior Practice Clerk
January 2018 - January 2019: Drystone Chambers, Clerk
May 2017 - January 2018: Crown Office Row, 7th Junior Clerk
December 2014 to May 2017: 5 Paper Buildings, Clerk

Prior to joining Chambers, Conor worked in three other prominent sets before spending almost four years travelling around Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand.

Conor’s duties include assisting with the day-to-day management of the Chambers' diary, taking new instructions, fixing hearing dates, organising conferences and liaising with courts.

Outside of Chambers, Conor enjoys playing golf and supporting Chelsea FC.