In October 2023 our Senior Clerk Matt Phipps celebrated 40 years of service at 1 Crown Office Row.

Matt joined 1COR on 3rd October 1983 as a junior clerk, and has served as Senior Clerk since 1999. When Matt joined there were 24 members including 4 silks. He has played a pivotal role in the development and expansion of the set, which now comprises over 78 members in London, including 23 silks. Although still an active clerk himself, Matt heads up the clerking team and is responsible for all aspects of Chambers’ practice management, and plays a key role in the marketing, business development and strategic planning.

Matt’s clerking team is continuously recommended by the legal directories as a ‘Top 20 Set for Client Service’ and has been described by instructing solicitors as “the best in the industry” (Chambers & Partners).

Congratulations from all at 1COR to Matt on this milestone anniversary.

Richard Booth KC, Head of Chambers, said:

“1 Crown Office Row has been so fortunate to have benefitted from the many skills of Matt Phipps over the past 40 years. The happiness and stability of Chambers are a testament to his personal touch, not least in the role of Senior Clerk over the past 24 years. We congratulate Matt on this milestone, conscious that he cannot quite believe that 40 years have slipped past! We thank him for his dedicated service to Chambers and look forward to celebrating this milestone with him.”