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 the 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
Bethany has been part of the admin team for the past two years working on a part time basis and had a short maternity break after having her daughter. She is now working two full days per week in the role of clerk to chambers.

Before joining Senate House Chambers, Bethany previously worked as an operations agent for DHL so 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 is always happy to help she is a real team player.

  • Amanda McDowell
    Amanda McDowell
    Barristers Clerk
Amanda McDowell
Barristers Clerk


Barristers Clerk
Amanda is the newest member of the team at Senate House Chambers having joined us in March 2019.

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.

  • Dougie Conn
    Dougie Conn
    Administrator
Dougie Conn
Administrator


Administrator
Dougie is Senate House Chamber’s Administrator. He joined our clerking team in February 2020. He assists with day-to-day administration queries and is pleased to assist and help with any such queries. Prior to working with Senate House Chambers, Dougie lived in Australia for several years before returning to the UK to settle down. He previously worked in the construction industry and he has a background in customer service. When Dougie is not at work, he spends his time tinkering with classic cars and any DIY projects he can get his hands on.