Monckton shows who's who

Monckton Chambers has published a new brochure with a full set of barristers' photos after requests from solicitors, who say they often fail to recognise them when introducing clients.

Practice manager Milly Ayliffe said solicitors usually dealt with barristers over the phone and they were often as much in the dark as their clients when it came to putting a face to a name.

"It sounds ridiculous, but it is a problem," explained Ayliffe.

Not only has Monckton chambers published the photos, it has gone a step further and produced moody black and white portraits, which purport to show the set's barristers embroiled in their work.

"It was a definite decision. We didn't want Polaroid shots of barristers in their wigs and gowns," said Ayliffe.

The brochure also features comments from Freshfields partner Paul Lomas and Michael Cranston of Warner Cranston extolling the virtues of the commercial set.