The chambers’ director of Quadrant chambers Gordon Armstrong is set to retire in January.
Armstrong, who has served as senior clerk and chambers’ director at the set since 1984, took the decision to take early retirement after suffering from ill-health over the last few months.
During Armstrong’s time in office, chambers has expanded from niche admiralty law set 2 Essex Court, which became 4 Essex Court and then Quadrant a set of 44 barristers practising a broad range of commercial law.
Lionel Persey QC, joint head of chambers said that Armstrong’s retirement is the end of an era.
“Gordon has made a massive contribution to Chambers over the years,” explained Persey. “He was instrumental in achieving our move to Quadrant, in making them the best barristers’ premises in the UK and in transforming us into the modern set that we now are.
Persey added: “He will be sorely missed. We wish him a speedy recovery and a long and happy retirement”.