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
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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.
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.