Varuna Askoolum

Administration Manager

January 2020 - Present: 25 Bedford Row, Administration Manager
August 2013 - January 2020: 6KBW College Hill, Chambers' Manager

Varuna joined 25 Bedford Row in January 2020. Prior to starting her career in chambers administration, Varuna studied Law at King's College London and worked at the Government Legal Department.

Varuna has overall responsibility for the efficient and effective running of the administration of Chambers. Her role includes overseeing financial operations, regulatory compliance, Chambers' infrastructure and premises, human resources and personnel.

Varuna is a member of the Legal Practice Management Association, the Institute of Barristers' Clerks and Women in Criminal Law (WICL). In October 2020, Varuna joined the WICL Communications Sub-Committee. In July 2021, Varuna was appointed the administrator of the Extradition Lawyers' Association.

Outside of work, Varuna enjoys baking, spending time with her family and friends and likes to keep fit by attending Zumba classes.

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.

Legal 500 2021