Management, Clerking & Administration of 9KBW
Christine Eadie – Managing Consultant
Our Managing Consultant, Christine Eadie, has worked as a barrister's clerk since 1990, prior to which she worked for the Lord Chancellor's Department as a Listing Officer for the Kent Crown Courts, Chief Clerk of a County Court, and as a Court Clerk at the Central Criminal Court
Christine joined us in 2003 as our Senior Clerk and under her guidance Chambers went from strength to strength, expanding our numbers, our areas of law and increasing our workload and the nature and specialisation of our work throughout the time that she led the clerking team.
In 2016 Christine moved from the role of Senior Clerk to that of our Managing Consultant, where she has overall responsibility for the management of Chambers business, regulatory compliance, client care, GDPR compliance, quality control, complaints and marketing. She is also part of the team who provide our very successful programme of seminars and mock trials for police officers known as The OIC Roadshow.
Christine was responsible recently for steering Chambers through the rigorous BSB Supervision Response, having already done so similarly and very successfully for the 2016 Supervision Strategy Report., thus setting the benchmark for our practice management standards. We are extremely proud of the standards of service we provide and Christine ensures that such standards are maintained. She also ensures that we remain fully compliant with the changes in how the Bar must operate in the ever changing world of the legal profession and that we deliver consistently high standards of client care.
Christine works closely with all of Chambers Management and support Committees as well as our Equality and Diversity Officers to ensure that Chambers offers a welcoming, fair and inclusive environment to anyone who works within Chambers, or instructs our members.
Those who are looking to join a set where Equality and Diversity, fair work allocation, the wellbeing of members and staff and a genuinely protective and supportive environment are priority requirements, will find all of that at 9KBW. Our Dignity at Work Policy provides a safe environment for everyone who is associated with Chambers, or may come into contact with its members or staff, ensuring they can work without hindrance, achieve their potential, socialise with dignity and respect from others, and flourish professionally.
In her management role, Christine is always determined that professional and lay clients are entitled to and must receive the best possible quality of service from members and staff alike. She strives to maintain excellent relationships with our professional clients and is always available to discuss any potential difficulties or problems that may arise.
Christine is a member of our Tenancy and Pupillage Committee and as such can always be contacted to discuss any application for Tenancy or Pupillage in confidence. Details of our recruitment process can be found on our recruitment page.
Christine welcomes the opportunity to obtain feedback from clients as to how the provision of our services is perceived and can be contacted on email@example.com by anyone wishing to provide feedback or comment about any of chambers areas of specialisation, its members or its staff.
Christine likes to travel to new places during her leisure time, preferably to where there is limited wi- fi or a restricted mobile phone signal, so the far Scottish islands or a deserted beach, in the sun, are her idea of a dream holiday!
David Fardon - Senior Clerk
Dave Fardon is Chambers highly experienced Senior Clerk, responsible for the overall management and development of the members’ diaries and practices.
Dave joined 9KBW in March 2020, successfully and professionally assisting Chambers through the unprecedented difficulties of operating throughout the pandemic. Having done so Chambers were very pleased to be able to appoint Dave as 9 KBW’s Senior Clerk in May 2021. He has a wealth of experience in the specialist areas of criminal and regulatory work and his knowledge of all aspects of this work is extensive.
Dave began his clerking career in 1997, and progressed through the ranks to become a Senior Clerk at a leading set in the Temple. Throughout his career Dave has clerked QC’s, Treasury Counsel, Leading and Led Juniors, and has consistently assisted the development of junior tenants and pupils to reach their full potential, watching them progress to working at the most senior levels.
Dave will work closely with those instructing to agree the right level of fees on every case and has extensive knowledge of both publicly funded and private fees.
Dave is highly qualified to assist those clients wishing to instruct a barrister under the Direct Public Access scheme and is happy to guide members of the public through the process, answering enquiries as to the suitability of Counsel in any of Chambers’ core practice areas and the fees that may be appropriate to each case.
Dave is always happy to meet with Solicitors at their offices, in Chambers or any other preferred venue to discuss Chambers services and any seminar or webinar requirements that they may have.
In line with Chambers governing principles, Dave aims to build a first class working relationship with every professional client and since joining 9KBW has demonstrated this to be one of his core abilities. He has a solid reputation for being approachable, direct, knowledgeable and highly professional at all times.
Dave is a member of Chambers Tenancy and Pupillage Committee, dealing with the selection of Tenants and Third Six Pupils. If you are considering a move, or making a first time application, and would like a confidential discussion about what Chambers can offer those who join us, he will be happy to arrange this virtually, by telephone or in person, when circumstances permit.
Dave has been a member of the IBC since 1997.
David Carter - Practice Manager
Our Practice Managers, David Carter and David Fardon have full responsibility for the clerking of the diaries for all Criminal, Regulatory and Immigration practitioners within Chambers as well as for those who practice in the field of Direct Public Access.
David has wide experience in all of the areas in which Chambers specialises, but has particular expertise in clerking Regulatory and Immigration matters at all levels.
David will be happy to discuss the most suitable barrister for each case, in any area of law and any fees to be agreed. He can advise Solicitors and Direct Access clients of the availability of Counsel and will be happy to arrange conferences, book court hearings and deal with all aspects of a case from start to finish.
We are rapidly expanding the areas of law in which we practice and David will be pleased to deal with enquiries concerning matters that do not necessarily fit into the categories specified on our website. We have a highly experienced team of barristers with diverse practices and we are always willing to explore new areas of work
Martin Eadie - Chambers Administrator
Martin has worked with Chambers for the past 11 years as our Administrator.
He is responsible for the management of various aspects of Chambers internal finances, payment procedures and financial returns as well as managing Chambers website and aspects of Chambers IT.
Our website is regularly reviewed and updated, but Martin is always pleased to answer any enquiries about the layout or contents.
Martin is a highly experienced administrator, having worked in several businesses with diverse administration requirements.
When he has any available time, he spends a great deal of it gardening and growing unusual species of plants and flowers.
Natalie Tyler - Administrative Assistant
Natalie acts as Chambers assistant to our Managing Consultant and our clerking team. Her responsibilities include assisting our Managing Consultant with managerial and regulatory reporting, pupillage administration, provision of all documentation to new members, staff and pupils, fee reconciliations and other financial duties, Chambers facilities management and assistance with seminars and social events. Natalie also assists the clerking team with fee collection.
Natalie has a very busy life combining family and her administrative work and so very much enjoys a beach holiday with her children and family, whenever she can.
Danielle Edgar - Payroll Administrator
Daniel deals with the administration of Chambers staff payroll and Chambers year end accounts as well as payment to Chambers suppliers.