OUR STAFF

The largest set of barristers in Northampton, providing specialist representation and advice in all aspects of Family Law across the Midlands and the South of England.

  • Sue Crook
    Sue Crook
    Barristers Clerk
Sue Crook
Barristers Clerk


Barristers Clerk
Sue has been with Chambers since its inception in 2014 and deals with all aspects of Counsel’s fees.

  • Elaine Christie
    Elaine Christie
    Barristers Clerk
Elaine Christie
Barristers Clerk


Barristers Clerk

Elaine joined us in February 2016 as a fees clerk to assist in dealing with the ever expanding workload at Senate House Chambers.

Elaine assists in all areas of billing for chambers, including Family matters both public and private law matters, whether funded through Legal Aid billing and CCMS or on a privately paid basis.

Elaine uses both the Meridian and CCMS systems to assist in the processing of tenants billing as well as for the purpose of resolving solicitors’ enquiries and bookings.

Elaine has a delightful and friendly approach which make her an excellent point of contact and very successful in resolving any billing issues.

In her previous employment history, Elaine worked for Barclays Bank for in excess of 20 years as a Security print buyer. In that role she was responsible for negotiating large contracts with suppliers. Elaine also enjoyed a long period of employment at Milton Keynes Hospital immediately prior to joining us at Senate House Chambers.

  • Bethany  Crook
    Bethany Crook
    Barristers Clerk
Bethany Crook
Barristers Clerk


Barristers Clerk
Before joining Senate House Chambers, Bethany previously worked as an operations agent. Therefore has had a complete change of career coming to work in the legal profession. Having a blank canvas so to speak she has gradually built up her knowledge within this area and is now confident in all aspects of the role.

Bethany has an exceptionally cheerful manner and is always happy to help. She is a real team player.

When Bethany is away from work, she enjoys spending time with her two children.

  • Amanda McDowell
    Amanda McDowell
    Barristers Clerk
Amanda McDowell
Barristers Clerk


Barristers Clerk
Amanda is a Clerk and assists Chambers in many areas.

Prior to joining Senate House Chambers Amanda worked as a Paralegal and has a CILEX Paralegal qualification in Family Law. Amanda has experience working in a variety of Family Law matters including Public Law and Care Proceedings, Child Arrangement Orders, Special Guardianship Orders, Adoption and complex cases whereby Human Rights Act claims have been made.

Amanda also has experience with the Legal Aid Agency, using the CCMS system and resolving billing queries.

Amanda has an approachable manner and is keen to assist and resolve queries.

When she is away from work Amanda enjoys running and spending time with her family.

  • Isabelle Don
    Isabelle Don
    Barristers Clerk
Isabelle Don
Barristers Clerk


Isabelle Don

Isabelle has been with Senate House Chambers since March 2021, originally working as the primary administration clerk. During her time at chambers she has since progressed to diary clerk.

Isabelle manages diary bookings and enquiries both over the phone and via email for all counsel in chambers. She is solely responsible for 14 counsel’s diary requests. Alongside the diary she also manages the court listings each day to confirm with each barrister their hearing venue, time and judge for the following day

Prior to joining Senate House Chambers Isabelle has worked in both hospitality and as a receptionist, she has an extremely pleasant, welcoming manner and demonstrates an unerring willingness to assist in any way that she can.

  • Luka McCarlie
    Luka McCarlie
    Administrative Clerk
Luka McCarlie
Administrative Clerk


Luka McCarlie

Since joining in July 2022, Luka has been appointed the role of Administrative Clerk at Senate House Chambers. Luka works part time and within her hours, she is responsible for filing papers, chasing documents and distributing enquires.

Luka has a very positive attitude in both her personal and working life. She has previously worked in the customer service industry, and she thrives whilst helping others and assisting where she can throughout the clerk’s office.

When Luka is away from work, she enjoys spending quality time with her two children.