Tom Hills is a Senior Practice Manager and started his career in Chambers in August 2012 following the completion of his A-Levels from Haywards Heath College in Law and Modern History. He has completed his BTEC Advanced Award in Chambers Administration for Barristers’ Clerks.
Tom is responsible for the management and development of all aspects of the various teams in Chambers, including diary management, allocation of new work, fee negotiation and listing of cases. Tom also oversees the more junior members of the clerking team in their day to day work.
The clerking team at 1 Crown Office Row is praised by the leading directories and is consistently recognised as a top twenty set for client service:
“Their clerks are extremely good. They are quick to respond to communications and calls. They run their ship well.”
“The clerks are great and will go out of their way to assist. Tom Hills, Ben Earle and Gemma Welling in particular are great – they are friendly and helpful and always available to assist in the Brighton office.”
“Strong clerks, which make the process very straightforward. They are always happy to help in an urgent situation and accommodating. They are professional and always know what to do.”
“The clerking service is very fast and always helpful. The clerks are very reasonable people.” “The clerks are helpful and efficient.”
Tom regularly attends networking events locally and in particular is an active member of the Brighton Young Professionals Group and institute of Barristers Clerks.
Outside of Chambers Tom enjoys participating in all types of watersports, in particular kayaking, and is also a close follower of England Rugby. He also enjoys attending music festivals throughout the year.