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, Pupillage Administration, Social Responsibility Initiatives, 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.
Recently, Christine has been responsible for preparing Chambers application to the Bar Standards Board to become an Authorised Training and Education organisation (AETO). This has now been submitted and we are awaiting a decision. Authorisation as an AETO will allow Chambers to continue to offer pupillage to those looking to be trained by our thoroughly experienced and dedicated Supervisors, using the highest of standards to train and enable our pupils to comply with the aims and objectives of the Bar Training Manual and the competences set out in the Bar Standards Board Professional Statement.
Christine was responsible for steering Chambers through the latest 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 Diversity and Inclusion Officers, to ensure that Chambers offers a welcoming, fair and inclusive environment to anyone who works within Chambers, in any capacity, or instructs our members.
Those who are looking to join a set where Equality Diversity and Inclusion, 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. Christine ensures that our policies, our regulatory compliance and our adherence to exceptional standards are fully explained to all joining. She further takes care to keep all in Chambers fully informed of the requirements to meet professional standards and obligations and to meet any deadline set.
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. For instance, should anyone attending Chambers or applying to Chambers for any role require Reasonable Adjustments and they would like to discuss those adjustments, please e mail her on email@example.com. A full copy of our Reasonable Adjustments Policy is set out on our website or Christine will be happy to provide a hard copy upon request.
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 confidenc 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Christine is registered with the Information Commissioners office and a copy of her Privacy Notice can be found by clicking the link here.
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.
Dir: 020 4506 4317
Louisa Wheeler - Practice Manager
Louisa has over 20 years’ experience within Clerking and Administration at various levels,
These roles have allowed Louisa to develop her skills in a wide range of areas.
Louisa is a well organised, confident and motivated person, who communicates confidently and effectively at all levels and always uses her initiative to meet the highest standards, in compliance with the first class service we constantly aim for at 9 KBW.
Prior to joining Chambers Louisa worked as a Fees Clerk for a highly respected London set of Chambers, providing prompt billing, collection and process of fees, as well as a wide variety of clerking and administration duties, which included diary management and support whenever required.
Since joining 9 KBW Louisa has been able to continue to develop her knowledge and skills to a very high level and provides strong support to our Senior Clerk in all areas of fee billing and diary management.
Emilia Dunmore - Practice Assistant
Emilia joined Chambers Clerking Team in August 2022 and assists the Senior Clerk and Chambers Practice Manager in the daily management of Chambers diary and the billing of fees.
Emilia also provides support to Chambers Administrative Team.
Prior to joining Chambers Emilia worked as a Client Services Coordinator at an Interpreting and Translation Services company, providing administrative support to the internal and external clients, managing client accounts and assisted in managing the customer complaints process.
Tel: 0207 3539564
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.