Barnards Inn mourns loss of colleague

TRIBUTES have been flooding in to Barnards Inn Chambers following the fatal stabbing of junior clerk Darren Parker.

Parker, 23, from Catford, was stabbed in an alley in Sydenham, London, on 11 February as he returned home from a night out with a friend.

The popular clerk had worked for Barnards Inn since its inception in 1993.

Director of chambers Andrea Kennedy says the set has been overwhelmed by messages of sympathy from solicitors and clerks country-wide.

"Darren was a kind and gentle young man, and a loyal clerk, who will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him," she says.

Parker began his career with Jonathan Goldberg QC's set at 3 Temple Gardens.

Senior clerk at 3 Temple Gardens Adrian Duncan says: "He was a very nice chap, the sort of person who would fit in anywhere."

Roger Williams, 27, of Forest Hill, south London, was remanded in custody at Greenwich Magistrates Court last week charged with Parker's murder. He is next due to appear on 28 February.