‘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.
Gary was appointed President of the IBC in March 2023.