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Premier commercial property set Falcon Chambers has taken the senior clerk from Goldsmith Building to be its first director.
Edith Robertson will develop a marketing and business strategy for London-based Falcon and has compared her role to a chief executive of a corporation.
She says: "There's a lot of things I'll be looking at here, such as preparing a business plan, a mission statement and sorting out the set's long-term objectives.
"The bar is a highly competitive environment and it is also vital that chambers listen and respond to the needs of their clients."
Jonathan Gaunt, Falcon's joint head of chambers, says: "It's important to have someone at a senior level who focuses on the strategy, marketing and development of internal systems without being encumbered by an operational role."
Daniel Kemp, a clerk who worked alongside Robertson for nearly two years at Goldsmith Building, says she will be missed.
Falcon Chambers is known mainly for its commercial landlord and tenant work and property litigation and has 26 tenants, including seven silks.
Robertson was senior clerk at Goldsmith Building for seven years.
Before that she was first junior at 4 Pump Court where she arrived from a managerial position in industry.
Goldsmiths is now considering appointing its own chambers director.