David Kirton
  • The clerks room are the backbone of chambers. They are without doubt second-to-none. They never let you down, are always your back-up. I would be lost without them.

    Legal 500 2021

  • 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 2021

  • The clerking team, led by Guy Williams is second to none. All of the clerks go out of their way to ensure that instructing chambers is smooth and goes without issue. 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 2021

  • 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 2021

  • 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 2021

  • The clerks are professional and reliable.

    Chambers UK

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

    Chambers UK

  • They offer a combination of good clerking, that is led by the respected Guy Williams, 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

  • The clerks’ are professional and reliable.

    Chambers UK

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

    Chambers UK

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

    Chambers UK

Fees Clerk

David Kirton

Fees Clerk

October 2006 - Present: 25 Bedford Row, Fees Clerk
November 1999 - December 2005: 10-11 Gray’s Inn Square, Junior Clerk, 2nd Junior Clerk and 1st Junior Clerk

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

David’s role involves the billing of Certificate for Counsel, Court of Appeal, Private and RAGFS cases. Applying for re-determinations of fees when necessary or requested by counsel and to monitor the progress of such applications and advise counsel when concluded. This has also included making applications to the Senior Courts Costs Office within the High Court.

He is also responsible for the chasing of all outstanding payments for all members of Chambers as well as the payment of the fees received. David is also responsible for the consistent monitoring of the billed and unbilled aged debts to ensure that the fees due are paid on time and that the unbilled fees are billed within the time scale required.

Other responsibilities that are covered by David include liaising with counsel and accountants with regards to any queries that they may have, the input of rent and expenses at month end and completing this correctly, arranging for the online payments of fees to counsel, the reconciliation of the Chambers bank account on a monthly basis, the completion of VAT Returns for numerous counsel over the different quarters and assisting the Clerks room as and when is required.

David is a member of the Institute of Barristers' Clerks.

Outside of work David has a great interest in football and used to be a season ticket holder with Arsenal Football Club. He also enjoys spending time with his family and friends and is regular visitor to the Cinema, with an ever expanding DVD collection at home.