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.
Recommended by the directories for leadership of a “fantastic clerking team.”
“Interviewees say they receive “consistently excellent service from the barristers to the clerks,” further noting that “it makes this set stand out above others.” The “phenomenal” clerks are “very personable and offer a seamless service, providing accurate fee quotes and billing transparency.” They “will bend over backwards to find you someone suitable” and “are really good at ensuring that the lawyers know what they’re doing. Their handling of cases is impeccable.” Matthew Phipps is the senior clerk in London, whilst David Bingham has the same role in Brighton, and they run teams that are “quick to respond, no-nonsense and transparent.” The clerking team’s strength throughout its ranks is continually highlighted as evidenced by one interviewee who said : “They are the best clerking team of any set I’ve ever worked with – they do not let you down.”
Chambers & Partners 2019
“The ‘approachable, cooperative and dependable’ clerks’ room understands how ‘even the smallest requests mean something’ as it ‘goes out of its way to make you feel welcome and valued’; the clerking team is ‘definitely the benchmark for other sets’.
Legal 500 2018
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!