Richard Summerscales

First Junior Clerk


Richard Summerscales is 1st Junior Clerk, having worked exclusively for Chambers since 1999.

Richard is a key member of the clerking team and has detailed knowledge and understanding of the specialist practice areas of the Members of Chambers.

Richard’s responsibilities include fee negotiations, practice development and work allocation to all Members of Chambers. He is active in marketing and managing client relationships on behalf of Chambers, as well as implementing business development initiatives.

Richard has had public access training from the Bar Council and can assist with any enquires. Furthermore, in June 2018, after 2 years of studying, Richard completed an ILM level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management.


Richard Summerscales is a consummate professional, bringing Counsel-like qualities to the clerks room.” Legal 500

Ubermaster of the clerking world’, first junior Richard Summerscales ‘always goes above and beyond’ for instructing solicitors; he is ‘extremely personable, dealing with matters professionally while maintaining great good humour’ Legal 500

“Richard is always polite, courteous, obliging and prompt. He is prepared to be flexible when required and has a refreshing ‘can-do’ mentality”. Chambers UK

Always keen to understand the work of those that instruct the set and always knows which barrister will work best with the client for a particular type of case.” Chambers UK


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