We are delighted to see the lovely comments and heartwarming testimonials about our clerking team released by the Legal 500 for their 2021 guide. Read all about 1COR’s areas of expertise, barristers and clerks in the Legal 500 2021 guide here.

Thank you to all our wonderful clients for this tremendous feedback!


‘1 COR is my chambers of choice. all the barristers I have used have been of the highest calibre and the values of the chambers are clearly demonstrated by all.’

‘1 Crown Office Row are a leading set in healthcare defence. Their clerks are excellent and my firm use this set almost on a daily basis. I am well versed with their members and are always on my list when seeking a barrister for a new instruction. They have good depth in service and my firm particularly use them for clinical negligence claims (defence).’

‘1 Crown Office Row is a fantastic set for clinical negligence, Professional Discipline and inquest work. The have excellent juniors and silks who all seem to have brains the size of Britain and everyone at chambers from the tea ladies to the Head of Chambers is a pleasure to work with.’

1 Crown Office Row is well-regarded as the leading set for public law, often seeing its members involved in high-profile, law-changing inquiries. They have an embarrassment of riches in terms of talent.’

1COR are a very reputable and good quality set with a wealth of experienced and respected barristers. Their reputation is well deserved as the go to chambers for PI and clin neg work.’

‘1COR are an incredibly strong set . I rate them above all others for clinical negligence and inquest work. The breadth and depth of expertise is truly impressive.’

‘1COR is a really strong clinical negligence set. Even the very junior barristers have a knowledge and strength which one would normally expect to find in more experienced counsel.’

‘1COR is an impressive chambers in the field of inquests and inquiries. It does a lot of medical work and Government work through the Treasury Panel.’

‘A brilliant set, bursting with brilliant barristers.’

‘1COR are an exceptional set of Chambers, with pre-eminent silks and very talented juniors.’


Particular mention of Connor Curtin and Chloe Turvill who are always positive and proactive.’

‘Andrew Tull and Matthew Phipps both professional, responsive and will work with you on availability and instructions.’

‘Andy Tull is exceptional, helpful, and pragmatic.’

‘Matthew Phipps and Andy Tull are stars and lead a very impressive team. They are both extremely accessible and accommodating, and take ownership of any concerns or issues.’

‘Their clerks are excellent. They know their teams and can advise you quickly on replacement barristers. I find the key to clerking is speed in response. When looking to instruct new Counsel, we normally approach three or four sets. Therefore coming back quickly is a benefit and, 1COR are particularly hot on this area.’

‘The clerking team is second to none. Matthew Phipps and Andy Tull warrant particular mention. Committed and always on hand to assist they instil confidence and a real team working ethic between chambers and instructing solicitors.’

‘Clerks are exceptional. Will go the extra mile to help solicitors and they’re administratively excellent.’

‘Clerks with personality, helpful and flexible. Every other chambers should aspire to be like them.’

‘Excellent clerks led impressively from the top by Matthew Phipps and Andy Tull. They are the easiest clerks to work with and are wholly reliable in terms of recommendations and who is available to do what.’

‘Excellent. John Mclaren is a particular favourite of mine. He always ensures that we get what we need.’

‘Great clerks room – always available and helpful, at all levels. Andrew Tull is especially knowledgeable, user friendly and gets the job done.’

‘I have thought for many years that the quality of clerking at One Crown Office Row is head and shoulders above the rest. The phone is always answered promptly and the clerks are always helpful, practical and pleasant.Matthew Phipps, senior clerk, runs a very tight ship and is popular with all the clerks. He leads by example: the quality of service has been instilled in all clerks by him. Worthy of particular praise are John Mclaren and Chloe Turvill. Both are well organised and keen to assist solicitors in any way they can. John is particularly strong at marketing and is a real asset to the set.’