David Bingham joined Chambers in 2002 as the First Junior Clerk. He was appointed Senior Clerk in September 2003.
In his role as Senior Clerk, David is responsible for the day-to-day clerking of the diaries of all Members of Chambers, and the implementation of Chambers’ marketing plan and on-going seminar programme.
He started out as a bank clerk but, in 1993, he decided on a career change and set out to build a career as a barrister’s clerk. He worked at various sets of London Chambers in the Temple, Lincoln’s Inn and Bedford Row honing his skills until seeing the light and deciding to move to the south coast.
David is Chair of the Education Committee and a member of the Executive Committee and Management Committee for the Institute of Barristers Clerks (IBC).
Recommended by the directories as a top twenty set for client service, described in the 2021 guides “the clerks are very accommodating and it’s very rare that I can’t get through to someone; the systems they have in place are good so I never wait for long to hear back.” “The clerking there is second to none – I am never chasing them for updates or fee estimates; they are on it all the time. They’re also one of the friendliest bunch of clerks – they look after their clients very well and are personable.” David Bingham is the set’s senior clerk and is said to be “always very attentive.”
“The clerks are the best clerking team I have dealt with. They are efficient and supportive. They go the extra mile to provide an excellent and responsive service.”
“Clerks are exceptional. Will go the extra mile to help solicitors and they’re administratively excellent.”
Away from Chambers, David spends his spare time with his family, taking his boys fishing, or to their respective football games, and being the ever-optimistic Everton fan!