12KBW’s Clerking Team is regularly recognised in the leading directories for the efficient, friendly and professional service which they provide to our clients.

Clerks Team
Oliver Parkhouse
Director of Clerking

Oliver is the Director of Clerking at 12KBW. He began his clerking career at Old Square Chambers in 1998, gaining further experience when moving to Crown Office Chambers. He joined in December 2016 and leads our clerking and administrative teams, with responsibility for the strategic management and development of members' practices and Chambers as a whole.

In addition to the management of Chambers, Oliver works closely with his clerking team in the day-to-day clerking of members' practices. He is responsible for the business development of Chambers and ensures a close working and open relationship with our clients.

Oliver is assisted by an experienced clerking team which includes Graham Johnson, Senior Clerk.

Graham Johnson
Senior Clerk

Before joining the 12KBW team, Graham was senior clerk at 199 Strand where he had worked since 1989.

His outside interests include cycling, reading and holidays.

Lexie Johnson
Practice Team Leader

Lexie joined 12KBW in December 2004. Before this she worked in a Reptile Wholesaler which distributed animals and dry goods to pet stores across the UK.

Her interests include the theatre and reading.

Sam Carter
Practice Team Leader

Sam joined 12KBW in March 2016 with over 10 years’ clerking, business development, and marketing experience gained in Common, Commercial, and Public Law sets.

He is responsible for the management and development of our International & Travel, Aviation and Product Liability teams, as well as supporting chambers overall management, strategy, growth and development.

Professional Memberships include:
- Institute of Barristers’ Clerks (IBC)
- Royal Aeronautical Society (RAS)
- Pan-European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL)
- Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT)
- British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)

Away from chambers, when not spending time with his young family, he can often be found on a golf course.

Kevin McCourt
Senior Practice Manager

Kevin joined Chambers in 2003 from Crown Office Chambers where he had previously clerked for over 10 years.

His outside interests include playing golf (current handicap 16) and watching his teenage son, Ryan, play football for Bromley FC, where he is also involved as part of the youth section coaching staff.

Tristan Whigham
Senior Practice Manager

Tristan joined 12KBW in 2009 as a graduate recruit and became a Senior Practice Manager in April 2016. He is the primary clerk to the employment team and is responsible for the management and development of this practice area. He enjoys developing and maintaining client relationships throughout all of 12KBW’s practice areas. In January 2016, Tristan was appointed Chairman of the Career Development Committee (formerly the Junior Clerks Committee). He is an active member of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks and sits on its Management Committee.

Away from clerking, Tristan’s interests are music, DJing and spending time with his young family.

Phillip Austin
Practice Manager

Phil, who joined Chambers in February 2011 as a Practice Manager, began his clerking career in early 2008 as a Junior Clerk at a leading Commercial Chancery set based in Lincoln’s Inn. Phil plays a vital role in maintaining the diary, agreeing fees and managing the work of his designated Barristers.

Outside of Chambers Phil enjoys a varied social life; his interests include music, travelling and skydiving.

William Brown
Junior Practice Manager

William joined chambers in June 2015 as a Trainee Practice Manager. He has an LLB in Law from Anglia Ruskin University and has previously worked for the Crown Prosecution Service and Essex Police.

His interests outside of chambers include music, playing guitar, theatre and reading.

Anthony Stafford
Junior Practice Manager

Anthony joined chambers in December 2015 as Junior Practice Manager. He started his career in 2008 spending 7 years with a Chancery Lane law firm before moving to a set of criminal chambers. Anthony is also member of the Career Development Committee and the Institute of Barristers Clerks.

Outside of chambers Anthony’s hobbies are travelling, music, theatre and American football.

Harry Gamble
Junior Practice Manager

Harry Joined Chambers in August 2017 as a Junior Practice Manager, arriving from a common and commercial law set where he was Head Junior Clerk.

Outside of chambers Harry is a fully qualified football coach, working for a well-established coaching company and local teams, also playing at a high standard.

Harry is a member of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks (IBC).

Jack Phillips
Junior Clerk

Jack joined 12KBW in April 2017.

Jack’s outside interests include cooking, athletics and American football. He is still an active member of the executive board of his Fraternity’s chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha organisation – leading the organisation's choice of philanthropy for the past 4 years.

Megan Pryde
Junior Clerk

Marketing & Events Management
Matilda Hawes
Marketing and Events Manager

Matilda joined 12KBW in February 2017. She has a First Class Honours degree in Hospitality and Business Management, and during her studies she was actively involved with running volunteer groups, including their campaigns and events.

Outside of work Matilda enjoys long-distance swimming, walking, and exploring museums and art galleries.

Finance & Chambers Administration
Gosia Cyc
Finance Administrator

Gosia joined 12KBW in October 2008. She has a Management & Marketing degree from Poland. At the moment she is studying to become a Chartered Certified Accountant with the ACCA Qualification at the London School of Business & Finance.

Her hobbies include reading, watching films, going to theatre and socialising with friends.

Edna Hackman
Senior Fees Clerk

Edna joined 12KBW in August 2016 with over 10 years experience working as a fees clerk in leading family and planning sets. She is responsible for the day to day collection and management of barristers' fees.

In her spare time she enjoys travelling around the world, dancing, reading and spending time with loved ones.

Nimisha Patel
Chambers Administrator

Nimisha is the Chambers Administrator at 12KBW. She was a Solicitor for 17 years before working in Chambers as Practice Director at 3 Paper Buildings. Prior to joining 12KBW, Nimisha returned back to private practice as the Practice Manager at a niche Education law firm in the city. Nimisha is responsible for Business Administration, HR, Compliance, Risk Management and Facilities in Chambers, working closely with the Director of Clerking.

Outside of Chambers Nimisha is an avid reader, amateur artist and keen traveller.

Rebecca Gershon
Chambers Administrator

Rebecca joined chambers in 2007. She has been in both the clerking and admin team. She has two children and now works part time and mostly from home.

She was the District Councillor for Loughton Essex in 2008
She received a distinction in The BTEC Advanced Award in Chambers Administration.

Her interests include socialising with family and friends, travel and fitness.

Nikole Leonidou
Junior Fees Clerk

Adrian Morris
General Office Assistant

Adrian joined 12KBW in 2011 having previously worked in the mail room and admin department at a large firm of solicitors.

His outside interests include music and watching Arsenal FC.