The initial contact with Barristers is usually made through our Clerks. Their purpose is to provide friendly, helpful assistance to all our clients. They will, when required, assist you with the selection of Counsel and liaise with you over the future conduct of your case. It is our objective to ensure that every client receives a focused and professional service.

Testimonials for the Clerking Team 

'12CP are the only Chambers I would consider using as I have found the quality of Clerking and Counsel to be the best in Southampton' - Moore Blatch, Southampton


Senior Clerk - Mark Harrison LLB (Hons)

Mark has been clerking since 1989. He is responsible for the management of Chambers, development of the Barristers' practices and addressing the changing needs of the business. Mark is responsible for the Annual Business and Marketing Plan and for drafting all competitive Tenders on behalf of Chambers. He spends a lot of time out of the Office talking to clients and representing Chambers at Marketing events nationwide.

Mark can be called direct on 02380 205700.



Senior Diary Clerk - John Chapman

John started clerking in 2005 and joined 12CP in 2013.  John is responsible for the day to day running of Chamber's diary and will be happy to assist with any query you have.

John can be called direct on 02380 205701



Diary Clerk - Lucy Smith BA (Hons)

Lucy joined Chambers in April 2014. She studied History at the University of Portsmouth. Her duties currently include assisting in the day to day running of Chambers.

Lucy can be called direct on 02380 205702



Junior Clerk - Molly Stevens LL.B (Hons)

Molly joined Chambers in October 2018. She studied Law at the University of Winchester. Her duties include assisting in the day to day running of the Chambers.

Molly can be called direct on 02380 205705



Fees Clerk - Angela Walsh LL.B (Hons)

Angela has been with Chambers since November 2012, coordinating Chambers' marketing. From October 2015 Angela has taken over the role of Fees Clerk and is happy to help with any fees related queries. Angela's direct telephone number is 02380 205703 or you can contact her by email at

Angela is a member of the Institute of Barristers' Clerks as well as holding a law degree from the University of Southampton.