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Stuart Paley joined Hailsham Chambers in 2009 and in 2014 he was appointed First Junior. Stuart commenced his clerking career in 2002 with Monckton Chambers.
Stuart works closely with the Senior Clerks, particularly Stephen. His main responsibilities include the distribution of work, fee negotiation, management of all Chambers listing requirements, and practice development for Members of Chambers. Stuart is the first point of contact for Direct Public Access and Conditional Fee Agreement enquires.
Stuart has been recognised in the legal directories for his high levels of client service:
“Stuart Paley is always keen to assist and very helpful.”
“Stephen Smith, Michael Kilbey and Stuart Paley are all excellent clerks.” “I would single out Michael Kilbey and Stuart Paley as two excellent clerks, for whom nothing is ever too much trouble and who go out of their way to assist.”
“Stephen Smith and Stuart Paley are always on hand to help with planning, getting matters into the right hands and keeping matters moving. Very transparent and realistic on availability and cost.”
Legal 500 2022
Chambers UK 2020 describes him as “exceptional”, whilst Legal 500 2020 describes him as “meticulous” and “always accessible and prompt”.
He is a member of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks (IBC).