Deputy Senior Clerk
Rob joined One Essex Court in March 2007 having previously worked at Fountain Court chambers for 10 years. Rob began his career as a barrister’s clerk in 1994. He is a team leader, presently responsible for the management and practice development of the King's Counsel within Chambers. His principal duties include daily liaison with clients in relation to practices, distribution of work, management of Counsels' diaries and fee negotiation. Rob also has a very detailed knowledge of court listings within all divisions and is involved in the promotion and marketing of Chambers both domestically and internationally.
What the Directories Say
"Rob Smith, deputy senior clerk, is phenomenal - he's extremely responsive and always finds solutions to problems."
"Rob Smith is a pleasure to deal with and is very responsive."
‘Brilliant; in particular Rob Smith. Great with clients and gets client demands.’
‘Rob Smith is particularly helpful and always a pleasure to deal with.’
‘Rob Smith is worthy of particular praise – always transparent and his court relationships can be invaluable.’
‘One Essex Court has an excellent senior clerking team in Darren Burrows and Rob Smith. Both are excellent.’
‘The clerks are responsive and helpful. We have had good experiences with Rob Smith and Jade Cassell'
‘The clerks at One Essex Court work seamlessly with barristers and solicitors, and are responsive, enthusiastic and extremely professional. Darren Burrows and Rob Smith deserve particular praise.’
'The client service is first class – Rob Smith is the best in the business.'