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

Clerking 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 12KBW 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.

Tristan Whigham
Practice Team Leader

Tristan joined 12KBW in 2009 as a graduate recruit and is now a Practice Team Leader. Tristan is responsible for the day-to-day practice management of his team of barristers. He also works closely with Director of Clerking, Oliver Parkhouse, in developing and maintaining client relationships throughout all of 12KBW’s practice areas.

Tristan sat as chairman of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks Career Development Committee between Jan 2016 – Nov 2018. He remains an active member of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks and sits on its Management Committee, as well as the Education Committee.

George Boggis
Practice Team Leader

George joined 12KBW in January 2019 as a Practice Team Leader. He began his clerking career at 1 Crown Office Row in 2007 where he spent seven years before joining Fountain Court Chambers in the summer of 2014. George is responsible for the day-to-day practice management of his team of barristers which includes developing their practice, diary management, allocation of new work and fee negotiation. George also focuses on developing and maintaining client relationships on behalf of Chambers.

George is a member of the Institute of Barristers Clerks and has completed the BTEC Advanced Award in Chambers Administration.

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.

William Brown
Assistant 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.

Harry Gamble
Assistant 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).

Megan Pryde
Assistant Practice Manager

Megan joined 12KBW in September 2017 as a Junior Clerk and was promoted to Junior Practice Manager in August 2018.

Outside of chambers Megan is a fully qualified netball coach, coaching seniors and youth for a reputable club. Megan also plays netball at a Regional level and has participated in 7 National Netball Finals. Her other interests include going to the gym, spending time with family and friends, and travelling.

Alex Jones
Assistant Practice Manager

Alex joined 12KBW in June 2019.

George King
Junior Clerk

George joined 12KBW in May 2019.

George Gosling
Junior Clerk

George joined 12KBW in November 2019.

Ciara Hardy
Junior Clerk

Ciara joined 12KBW in November 2019.

Marketing & Events Management
Ellen Ashman
Marketing and Events Manager

Ellen joined 12KBW in December 2018. She graduated from the University of Nottingham with a 2.1 degree in Ancient History and since then worked as a Housing Officer at Spelthorne Borough Council. During and since University, Ellen has volunteered for various charities including supporting their social media and holding fundraising events.

In her spare time, Ellen enjoys travelling the world, live entertainment and playing the piano.

Finance & Chambers Administration
Nimisha Patel
Head of HR, Administration and Compliance

Nimisha is the Head of HR, Administration and Compliance 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. She is also chambers Data Protection Manager and Information Security Officer.

Gosia Cyc
Finance Manager

Gosia joined 12 King’s Bench Walk in October 2008. She is chambers’ Finance Manager, solely managing all finance matters and the administration of various operational responsibilities. Gosia is studying for her Professional Accounting Qualification, and currently holds a BSc in Management and Marketing from Szczecin University in Poland. She is fluent in Polish and English; and has a basic knowledge of Russian.

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.

Nikole Leonidou
Fees Clerk

Nikole joined 12KBW in October 2017 bringing with her extensive experience in a variety of chambers and law firms.

Outside of work Nikole is a professional Mixed Martial Artist with her own academy. She has fought in Ultimate Fighting Championships across the country and is a member of the British and International Taekwondo federations. Aside from coaching, Nikole enjoys going to the gym and socialising with family and friends.

Adrian Morris
Facilities Officer

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.

Daniel Buzzer
Facilities Assistant

Daniel joined 12KBW in May 2019.

Tracey Oliver
Front of House / Reception Manager

Tracey joined 12KBW in October 2017.

Prior to raising her family, Tracey enjoyed a career as a Personnel Assistant to the Chairman of a large Japanese trading house in the city. She brings her proficiency and excellent client care skills to chambers Front of House.

Jessica Roudette
Junior Receptionist

Jessica joined 12KBW in June 2019.

Previously, Jessica worked as a claims consultant where she developed her excellent telephone communication skills. Prior to this, she had a front of house role as an optical consultant where she presented herself professionally, attentively and provided a warm welcome to all patients.

In her spare time, Jessica enjoys attending gym classes, going travelling and spending time with her friends and family.