'Following a short career in professional football, Gary commenced his career in 1983 at the Chambers of Daniel Hollis QC (now QEB Hollis Whiteman Chambers) before moving to the Chambers of Lindsay Burn (Queen Elizabeth Building) where he was promoted to the position of First Junior Clerk in 1988.
In 1996 he moved to Hardwick Building as Senior Clerk to the Criminal Team where he saw rapid growth in chambers size and professional reputation. In 2004 he was influential in orchestrating the Criminal Team's move to the freehold property of 15 New Bridge Street where he remained Senior Clerk until taking up his position at 3TG.
In his role as Senior Clerk, Gary has the task of overseeing the effective running of chambers and ensuring that chambers' clients receive the highest level of service. He also has responsibility for the overall leadership and development of the clerking staff. His key tasks include the development and implementation of Chambers' strategic business plan in addition to the development and management of client relationships.
Gary firmly believes in active networking where he enjoys an excellent reputation maintaining strong client connections both nationally and internationally. Gary served as Chairman of the Institute of Barristers' Clerks between 2008 and 2010 and has represented the IBC on numerous Bar Council committees, including the Information and Technology Committee, the Bar Council Carter Response Group and the Bar Council Very High Cost Cases Working Group. This work, along with his exceptional clerking reputation, has made him one of the best known and respected Senior Clerks working at the Bar today.
The Legal 500 (2022) says: 'Gary Brown is very well-known senior criminal clerk and has great links with a lot of firms by maintaining communication and ensuring they get a good service'. It also says 'Very responsive and helpful clerks. Reliably able to assist with covering all types of work, at a variety of courts and levels, and often at very short notice. Gary Brown in particular is a reliable, responsive and approachable clerk.'
The 2021 edition of The Legal 500 said...'Gary Brown is hailed as ‘the driving force behind chambers' rise in London'. Brown has ‘an outstanding track record of satisfying client needs and identifying the right barrister for the case'. Moreover, ‘his leadership skills, especially in these turbulent times for the criminal Bar, are second to none'; ‘he is every bit the modern-day clerk for the modern-day Bar'. And 'One of the premier clerks at the criminal bar' - 'Gary Brown has been a huge asset to chambers for many years. He is dependable and incredibly astute in finding the right counsel for each case'.
When Gary has any spare time, his hobbies include golf, football and more golf!