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Senior Practice Manager
Andrew joined Chambers in March 2011 and was promoted to Senior Practice Manager in June 2019. He is responsible for the management and development of the juniors within Chambers. This involves all aspects of their practices, client relations, the management of their diaries and fee negotiation.
Andrew is a qualified member of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks (IBC), having completed the BTEC Advanced Award in Chambers Administration. Andrew also enjoyed a period of time sitting on The Junior Clerks’ Committee for the Institute.
Andrew’s hobbies include watching most forms of sport. He also enjoys playing football, tennis and cricket and has previously represented Great Britain at Real Tennis at a Junior Academy level.
The 2021 edition of The Legal 500 highlights Andrew in the following testimonials:
‘Andrew Barnes, Senior Practice Manager made a genuine effort to understand the client’s needs and wishes and to try to accommodate them.’
‘Andrew Barnes and Stuart Cameron in particular. Their great skill is listening and responding to client needs.’
The 2020 edition of The Legal 500 describes Andrew as “exceptionally helpful“, also noting that “his clerking is second to none and he has been an absolute asset to the team; he’s excellent – responsive, and has a genuine understanding of the teams he works with“.