Richard Summerscales is 1st Junior Clerk, having worked exclusively for Chambers since 1999.

Having clerked for 19 years, Richard is a key member of the clerking team and has detailed knowledge and understanding of the specialist practice areas of the Members of Chambers.

Richard’s responsibilities include fee negotiations, practice development and work allocation to all Members of Chambers, as well as being directly responsible for clerking Chambers’ pupils. He is active in marketing and managing client relationships on behalf of Chambers, as well as implementing business development initiatives.

Richard has had public access training from the Bar Council and can assist with any enquires. Furthermore, in June 2018, after 2 years of studying, Richard completed an ILM level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management.


“Richard is always polite, courteous, obliging and prompt. He is prepared to be flexible when required and has a refreshing ‘can-do’ mentality”. Chambers and Partners 2017

“Richard Summerscales is…very friendly and helpful.” Legal 500 2017

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