Crown Office Chambers has overhauled its management structure and poached Maitland Chambers senior clerk Andy Flanagan for the new role of senior managing clerk.
Flanagan joins Crown Office on 1 November after six years at Maitland, having joined the set when it was formed through the merger of 13 Old Square and 7 Stone Buildings. His new role has been created to oversee the internal management of the set.
Flanagan said: “With [Crown Office] I still get the high-profile commercial work, but I also get to do it within a common law environment.”
Flanagan leaves Maitland less than a year after the set’s chief executive Peter Bennett quit to join Bates Wells & Braithwaite. The set will appoint a replacement shortly.
Crown Office’s current joint senior clerk Julian Campbell will take up the position of director of marketing and will look after outward-facing business development issues.
The set’s other senior clerk, David Newcomb, is leaving chambers, having taken a redundancy package.
Campbell said the new structure had been implemented to build on the success of the 2000 merger between 1 Paper Buildings and 2 Crown Office Row, which created Crown Office.