11 KBW hires chambers director

Lord Irvine’s former set 11 King’s Bench Walk has hired a chambers director to handle marketing and more administrative work following the set’s recruitment of eight tenants last October.

Elizabeth Horsley joins from Butterworths, where she was group publisher of its general practice and public sector work for 12 years.

Joint chambers head James Goudie QC says: “There’s been increases in administration requirements, so we clearly need to have buttressing on that side. Also, the clerks can be relieved of marketing, which requires different skills.”

Horsley, who will work three days a week, says: “The clerks are busy, particularly with new members, so I’ve taken over the administrative role.”

Last October, Tim Kerr, Jane Oldham, Karen Steyn, Clive Lewis and Sarah Moore joined 11 King’s Bench walk from 4-5 Gray’s Inn, and Simon Devonshire from 5 Paper Buildings. In addition, two pupils were awarded tenancies.