“The set is particularly well recognised for the high standard of its clerking, described by sources as “excellent” and “efficient and friendly.” “Their clerks are probably the best around; they are experienced, long established and they build good relationships with clients. They get the job done,” says one market peer. ~ Chambers High Net Worth 2016
Cliff is the Senior Clerk at Old Square Tax Chambers. Cliff has been a barristers’ clerk for over 30 years and leads our clerking and administrative team, with overall responsibility for client relationship management, the strategic management and development of members’ practices and Chambers’ business as a whole.
Cliff has a detailed knowledge and understanding of the specialist practice areas in which members operate and an awareness of client expectations and needs. He has a commercial approach to fee negotiation and is willing to discuss progressive fee arrangements to suit differing client case requirements.
In addition to his chambers role, Cliff serves on the Management Committee of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks (IBC) and Chairs the Equality & Diversity Committee.
He is profiled by the legal directories and recent comments include: He is ‘both very well informed and genial in his approach’ (Chambers UK 2016).
Franco prides himself on providing a first class service to all clients of Chambers and provides operational support to our barristers. He is also trained in managing Direct Access matters. Before his arrival in 1989, he clerked at 2 Plowden Buildings (now 1 Pump Court) and 5 Essex Court. He can call on more than 25 years of clerking experience. In his spare time he runs a taxi service for his children.