Practice Directors

"They are extremely helpful and nothing is too much trouble for them. They will put themselves out and go the extra mile." "The clerks are very responsive and reasonable, and adopt a practical approach to dealing with any issues that arise during litigation." (Chambers & Partners 2019)

“…provide a first-rate service to solicitors” (Legal 500 2018)

"The clerks can't do enough for you. They're excellent, and very helpful whether on the phone, over e-mail or in person.” (Chambers and Partners 2017)

"an excellent clerking team – extremely helpful and collaborative" (Legal 500 2017)

"..The service is ‘exemplary’ and ‘the small size of chambers and the specialist nature of the work ensures that the clerks can provide an excellent service to solicitors'..." (Legal 500 2016)

"The clerks are ‘business-like, approachable, and commercially minded’, and ‘willing to refer work back to solicitors where possible'...." (Legal 500 2015)

Martin Adams - Practice Director

Martin worked for a local branch of the CPS before joining what is now their Proceeds of Crime Unit. He then spent several years at Furnival Chambers as their Asset Forfeiture Practice Manager before teaming up with the founder members and setting up the Chambers at 33 Chancery Lane. A qualified mathematician, he has considerable experience in Chambers' Practice Areas and has lectured here and abroad on the subject of Restraint, Confiscation and Receivership.

“…can be relied upon to have an up-to-date grasp of key case authorities and legislation.” (Chambers & Partners 2019)

‘…bright, proactive, extremely responsive and good to get on with” (Legal 500 2018)

“He knows the area of law, which is invaluable, even the obscure areas…..” (Chambers & Partners 2018)

"Martin Adams "is just phenomenal - he will move mountains to get you the hearing you need, and he has a personal touch with both the staff and barristers."" (Chambers & Partners 2017)

Martin Adams provides "a personal service to instructing solicitors" (Legal 500 2017)

"....a key part of the success of chambers" (Legal 500 2016)

Oliver Carroll - Second Deputy Practice Director

Oliver Joined 33 Chancery Lane as Second Deputy Practice Director at the beginning of 2016. He previously worked at two highly rated Chambers specialising in Commercial and Matrimonial Law.

Oliver sat on the IBC Junior Clerks committee for the year commencing 2015 and takes a keen interest in changes to the legal profession.

Chris Chiles - Deputy Practice Director

Chris joined 33 Chancery Lane as Deputy Practice Director in 2012, having gained many years’ experience, originally at a highly rated Family set in Oxford followed by a leading Chancery set in Lincoln's Inn.

Prior to his career as a clerk, Chris worked as Sales Director for a nationwide IT firm. 

"..very efficient, experienced and courteous" (Legal 500 2016)

"..friendly, efficient and effective" (Legal 500 2015)

"Well respected" (Legal 500 2014)