Fountain Court in clerking shake-up

Fountain Court Chambers is set to cultivate its business strategy and ramp up its marketing with the creation of a head of business development position.

The news, however, comes as one of the set’s top clerks has been made redundant.

Senior clerk John Clements left Fountain Court last Wednesday (31 January) just two weeks after former Landmark Chambers business development manager Julia Graham took up the newly established role.

New senior clerk Michael Couling said the appointment of Graham was “a natural evolution of a progressive magic circle set of chambers”.

He added: “This move is a refinement of the service that we provide to our clients and part of a package that will consolidate our position at the leading edge of an increasingly competitive commercial litigation market.”

On the redundancy of Clements, Couling added that the changes within the set were totally unrelated. “John Clements’ departure is a result of a reorganisation of our clerks’ room,” he said.