David Bingham joined Chambers in 2002 as the First Junior Clerk. He was appointed Practice Director in September 2003.

In his role as Practice Director, 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 Legal 500 and Chambers UK Bar 2022 guides as “David Bingham is an excellent senior clerk. I have always found him to be professional, reasonable, and extremely good to deal with. He is always happy to do all that he can to assist and go the extra mile.” 

The clerks are first class. Helpful, responsive and calmly accommodating often very short-notice requests.”

All the clerks at 1 Crown Office Row are approachable, professional and considerate.”

“Excellent friendly, professional and helpful clerks, each and every one of them. Always willing to help you sort any issues that arise.”

“The clerks are always friendly, efficient and professional. They will try to go the extra mile to find a solution to any issue you may have.”

“The clerking service is very fast and always helpful. The clerks are very reasonable people.” “The clerks are helpful and efficient.” 

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!