The members of Chambers’ clerking team have over 100 years of clerking experience between them both in London and the South West. They aim to provide the highest standards of service to all our clients and to assist in selecting an appropriate barrister.

Public access clients should contact our clerks in the first instance who will be able to guide them through the process.

 

Senior clerk James Basden and civil clerk Harry Turner provide, ‘a very effective personable service and are also very commercial in terms of fees’; solicitors would ‘thoroughly recommend them’.

James Basden

James Basden

Senior Clerk

James started clerking in London in 2000 working at chambers in the Temple and in Gray’s Inn becoming 1st junior at 2 Temple Gardens. He moved to Devon in 2008 working in chambers in Plymouth before becoming the dedicated civil clerk at Southernhay Chambers in 2011 and our Senior Clerk in 2014.

Email: james@magdalenchambers.co.uk

Lisa Lyons

Lisa Lyons

Marketing and Administration Clerk

Lisa began her clerking career at Castle Chambers in Exeter in the early 1990s. After a period working at St John’s Chambers in Bristol, she moved to Rougemont Chambers in 2004 becoming joint senior clerk in 2009.

After the merger in 2013 Lisa became Marketing and Administration Clerk to chambers.
Email: lisa@magdalenchambers.co.uk

Harry Turner

Harry Turner

Senior Civil Clerk

Harry began clerking at Rougemont Chambers in 2006. Over the last 12 years he has grown in experience to become an invaluable member of the clerking team whilst working up the ranks to become our Senior Civil Clerk.

Email: harry@magdalenchambers.co.uk

Grainne McGovern

Grainne McGovern

Senior Family Clerk

Since joining chambers in March 2015, Gráinne has grown in experience and knowledge.
She is a dedicated and enthusiastic part of our team, and is now our Senior Family Clerk responsible for the smooth running of the Family Team.

Email: gm@magdalenchambers.co.uk

Kadie Blackburn

Kadie Blackburn

Junior Civil Clerk

Kadie joined Southernhay Chambers in Oct 2012 and has since developed into an important member of the team. In her role as Junior Civil Clerk, she assists the clerking team with the smooth running of the civil team.

Email: kadie@magdalenchambers.co.uk

Lydia Murray

Lydia Murray

Junior Family Clerk

Lydia graduated from the University of Exeter in July 2017 with a law degree before joining chambers in August. In August 2018 she entered a new role as junior family clerk working closely with Grainne to ensure the smooth running of the Family Team.
Email: LMurray@magdalenchambers.co.uk

Nick Headley

Nick Headley

Junior Clerk

Nick joined the clerking team in June 2018 after finishing his A-Levels and relocating from Surrey to Devon in 2017. In his role as a valued Junior Clerk he assists the clerking team with the smooth running of chambers.

Email: nick@magdalenchambers.co.uk

Andrew Woodland

Andrew Woodland

Junior Clerk

Andrew joined Chambers in the September of 2018, having studied Law at Exeter College, chose to pursue his passion for the sector through joining the Clerking Team to carry out a more practical and hands on approach to learning.
Email: andrew@magdalenchambers.co.uk

Lindsey Nash

Lindsey Nash

Senior Fees Clerk

Lindsey originally joined the clerking team at Southernhay Chambers in 2009. Since our merger in 2013 she has headed up our fees team using her wealth of experience, particularly in Family Legal Aid matters and is the first port of call for billing queries.

Email: lindsey@magdalenchambers.co.uk

Charlotte Wheeler

Charlotte Wheeler

Junior Fees Clerk

Charlotte joined Chambers in January 2018 as Junior Fees Clerk and has rapidly developed into her new role, to become an invaluable addition to the team.

Email: charlotte@magdalenchambers.co.uk

Jan Wood

Jan Wood

Fees Clerk & Receptionist

Jan, having moved from the Court Service to Clerk of Castle Chambers, under the headship of Christina Gorna has a wealth of experience. Jan is our front of house receptionist and fees clerk.

Email: jan@magdalenchambers.co.uk