Nine Bedford Row



The Clerks Room at Nine Bedford Row is friendly, approachable and dedicated to providing a high quality of service to all those who instruct. They are familiar with all of Chambers practice areas, methods of instruction and fee structures, and are ready to assist with finding the right Barrister for the right case.

Chambers Director


Martin Secrett

With Thirty years' of clerking experience, including a number of years as Senior Clerk in a leading set of Criminal Chambers, Martin Secrett has been appointed as Chambers Director. His experience in business strategy,  practice development and operational clerking along with management and leaderships skills gained from 20 years of holding senior positions within Chambers and the Territoral Army, will support Chambers to continue to adapt in the changing marketplace.
Martin is acknowledged by the Legal Directories for delivering a high standard of client service.  He  is an elected member of the Management Committee of the Institute of Barristers Clerk and sits on a number of Bar Council committees.
Having resigned from the active unit of the Honourable Artillery Company as a Warrant Officer, he was invited to join the Company of Pikemen and Musketeers who are a royal warranted ceremonial body in the City of London. He is also a keen cricketer (both playing and watching) and enjoys cycling, dancing and the occasional round of golf.

Legal 500, 2015: Chambers Director, Martin Secrett has ‘deep understanding of the criminal legal market’, and is ‘a pleasure to work with’. He has ‘injected a superb military discipline into the administration of chambers’, and ‘has done a great job of presenting a fresh and business-like image of the set in recent times’.

Tel: 020 7 489 2801

Senior Clerk


Paul Outen
Paul Outen joined Nine Bedford Row in 1981 and is an Associate Member of the I.B.C. Paul's interests include travelling, sport, music and reading.

Legal 500, 2015: Senior clerk Paul Outen is ‘extremely responsive’; ‘he and his team go out of their way to get solicitors what they need, even before they realise they need it’

Tel: 0207 489 2802





Russell Good
Since joining Nine Bedford Row in 1999 Russell has built up good relationships with solicitors, courts and other clerks. Russell is a member of the Institute of Barristers Clerks and his hobbies include football, golf & skiing.

Tel: 0207 489 2804


Michael Cross
Michael Cross joined Chambers in October 2014 from 4 Breams Buildings. He has clerked in criminal and common law sets for 14 years. His interests include open water swimming (he has swum the English Channel 4 times) and rugby.

Tel: 0207 489 2887


Trevor Austin
Trevor has been with Nine Bedford Row since 2001 although he has been a Clerk since leaving school. He is a regular tennis player, keen motorcyclist and still plays football every week (has been known to drink the odd glass of Rioja to aid recovery from injury!).

Tel: 0207 489 2803


Jordan Haisman
Jordan joined Chambers in November 2013. His interests include football and Constructivist art in the context of the Russian avant garde, as well as the Bauhaus.

Tel: 0207 489 2807



Fees Clerk


Helen Davey
Helen has been a Barristers Clerk for over 25 years and joined Nine Bedford Row in 1993 as a Fees Clerk. Helen's interests include reading, running, raccoon juggling and her family.

Tel: 0207 489 2806

Chambers Administrator


Julian Bradley
Julian joined 9 Bedford Row in September 2007, having run the Criminal Bar Association and other Specialist Bar Associations for 12 years. Julian's responsibilities include Chambers IT and website, accounts, marketing and premises. He is a member of the LPMA.

His interests include racing sailing boats (RS200), long-distance running and messing around with car engines. He is Commodore of Wembley Sailing Club.

Tel: 020 7 489 2809






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