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Simon Bickler QC - Head of Chambers

Simon Bickler QC on is newly appointed role as Head of St Pauls Chambers

"I take up my recent appointment as Head of St Paul's with a mixture of pride and ambition for the future of Chambers.  We are all grateful to Andrew Stubbs QC for his sound stewardship and commercial focus and wish him well in his future career on the Bench.  The foundations have been laid for me to meet new challenges with confidence and with the knowledge that we are in a strong position for what lies ahead.

We now have 38 members of chambers including 6 silks.  Testament to the reputation of St Pauls is the recent addition to the silk's team of Sam Green QC who joins us from New Park Court Chambers.  Chambers' growth has always been without compromise of quality and I am particularly keen to ensure that our recruitment process is robust and rigorous so as to attract the very best candidates.

I am fortunate to lead a Chambers with members who are fully committed to its future.  An unparalleled number of former members have joined the Judiciary and our strong tradition of career advancement both in achieving silk and appointments to the Bench remains key to our future development.

There is an emphasis on teamwork and Chambers is well-clerked, friendly, supportive and encouraging.  We believe that practising in mutliple fields individually and as a Chambers has obvious benefits to clients, as well as Silks and Juniors who practise in Fraud, General crime, Regulatory, Family, Personal injury and Commercial work.  A shared vision for the future is important but equally important is the need to meet the individual needs of each member.

Chambers is very close to reaching its workload capacity and we need talanted advocates both to share the existing workload and increase our ability to meet the future demands of our clients, both lay and professional.

Throughout 2017 I would like to focus on the organic expansion of Chambers as a business and i welcome the opportunity to adapt our business model to meet new modes of service delivery.  Above all I am grateful to be given this opportunity to emulate the longstanding and successful history of heads of St Pauls Chambers."

Simon Bickler QC

November 2016

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