Derek Sutton

Deputy Senior Clerk

2012 to present:

1994 – 2012:

Deputy Senior Clerk, Blackstone Chambers

Clerk, Blackstone Chambers




I am incredibly proud to have contributed to the success of Chambers throughout the course of my 20 years tenure. I fully understand clients expectations and the service and expertise we are able provide in our areas of specialisation.  I assist Gary Oliver (Senior Clerk) with individual barrister's practice management and strategy, as well as Mat Swallow (Deputy Chambers Director) in maintaining client relationships and developing Chambers in new areas of growth. 

With significant experience in day to day clerking, diary management, undertaking the acceptance of instructions, distribution of work and fee negotiation.  Additionally, I have proven experience in dealing with costs plans and the settlement of Counsels’ fees with costs draftsman in complex Legal Assistance matters.

Outside work, I have a season ticket at White Hart Lane, trying new cuisines and spending time with my wife and son.


020 7583 1770
Derek Sutton
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