Gary Brown

Senior Clerk

‘Gary Brown is an exceptional clerk who works well with his solicitors. He is a truly prominent figure in national criminal clerking.’

‘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.

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Gary Brown appointed President of the Institute of Barristers Clerks

Chambers are delighted to announce that our Senior Clerk, Gary Brown, has been appointed President of the IBC. Gary has served as a past Chairman and has represented the IBC on numerous Bar Council committees….

Gary Brown

‘Gary Brown is an exceptional clerk who works well with his solicitors. He is a truly prominent figure in national criminal clerking.’

The Legal 500 2024

‘You always receive a first class service from the clerks, their communication is excellent. Gary Brown in particular is one of the best clerks around.’

The Legal 500 2024

Gary Brown and Mike Cross are power-house clerks, incredibly hard working and able to perform miracles at getting work in and dealt with.’

The Legal 500 2024

'Gary Brown is a leading clerk and provides a high quality and efficient service. He is responsive, pragmatic and advises well on suitability and availability of counsel.’

The Legal 500 2023

‘Gary Brown (Senior Clerk) and Michael Cross (Deputy Senior Clerk) are both extremely knowledgeable and go the extra mile to assist.’

The Legal 500 2023

'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'

The Legal 500 (2022)

'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 Legal 500 (2022)

When Gary has any spare time, his hobbies include golf, football and more golf!

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