Chambers Consultants

Our consultants have over 100 years combined experience working in leading chambers and now offer experienced support services and consultancy for barristers, clerks and chambers across the UK.

Our team of consultants can provide help in a number of different areas helping chambers save precious time:

  • Assistance on Marketing Projects

  • Assistance on BarMark and QualityMark Accreditation

  • Business Plans

  • Marketing Strategies

  • Database work

  • Chambers Refurbishment

  • Chambers Relocation Projects

  • Accreditation matters and documents

  • Staff Salary Surveys

  • Information and Data Protection Survey

  • Fee collection and aged debt


Our People

Martin Poulter : Director of Chambers People

Martin started in the legal profession in 1977 as a junior clerk, then later became a successful Senior Barristers' Clerk and Chambers Director. He has experience of all aspects of running a barristers' chambers - diary and practice management, financial management, business development and marketing, staff, compliance and business administration.

This varied experience has been key in the success of Chambers People, started in 2002. 


John Charles Charlick : Chambers People Consultant

John Charles Charlick has worked in Barristers Chambers for over 50 years, during which time he has built up a wealth of experience in all matters pertaining to Chambers. 

He was Chief Clerk at 3 Paper Buildings (now 3PB) from 1977 until 2009, he remained Chambers Consultant until he retired from Clerking in 2014. 

John has become a greatly respected Consultant in the legal profession and is now an important part of the Chambers People team, providing help and advice to barristers, their chambers and staff alike.

 John was awarded " Lifetime Achievement Award" in The Chambers Bar awards 2010 and has held the position of Captain and President at Orsett Golf Club where he is still a member.


Alan Brewer : Chambers People Consultant

Alan Brewer worked as a barristers’ clerk for 45 years and was a Senior Clerk in Lincoln’s Inn and Bedford Row for 35 years before becoming an independent consultant.

His clients have been barristers and their chambers from all parts of England and Wales. Alan brings his long experience and contacts to Chambers People as a valuable member of the team. In his spare time, Alan is a keen golfer and supports Chelsea FC.


Mike Harris, provides clerking and fees clerking services, advice and staff training, to barristers chambers across the country. Mike is a former senior clerk at a chambers in Birmingham, who is now a leading consultancy authority on fee systems for chambers, and partners Martin Poulter in the Chambers Fees arm of the business.

Anne is a highly experienced HR professional and trainer who works and consults in conjunction with Chambers Training. Providing specific and bespoke training workshops and sessions for barristers and chambers in England and Wales on a range of topics. 

Vanessa is The True Worth Expert and author of Amazon Best-seller, True Worth. Using her own proven formula, she helps barristers, lawyers and accountants to generate more revenue, without having to get more clients, do more work or compromise their value or values by getting paid their true worth.  The added bonus is clients also have more time, more freedom and more balance in their lives. Click here for free on-line training.

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