Central Chambers Appoint Heads of Crime and Family Teams

As Central Chambers continues to grow, Central Chambers AGM has decided to appoint its first heads of departments. Following that decision, Benjamin Knight and Joseph Lynch were voted Heads of Crime and Family Law, respectively.

It is the sign of a set that is going from strength-to-strength: the need to work in practice area-specific groups to ensure that Central Chambers continues to provides the best service to its lay and professional clients and continues to operate as a great training provider to pupils entering the profession.

Head of Crime

Benjamin Knight has been a part of the Central Chambers Criminal Team since 2008. His pupil, Tony Williams, is currently in his second-six and is the most junior member of the criminal team. Accepting the position, Ben said,

“I am really excited by the team I have with me. We have recruited at various levels of experience. There is considerable vigour amongst some of our newest recruits. I am constantly impressed by the commitment new recruits show towards an increasingly difficult vocation in a climate where Legal Aid cuts and poor working conditions have worn down many members of the profession. I look forward to working with the clerking team and to continue working with Joe Lynch as we take Chambers forward.”

The Head of Crime works with the clerking team to ensure that service levels are maintained, a uniformity of service is provided, and Central Chambers continues to develop and grow.  In addition, at this time, Central Chambers is on the lookout for new ways to deliver educational marketing to hard-working solicitors. CPD must be relevant and up-to-date and this role will add to the coherency of our approach.

Head of Family

Joseph Lynch joined Central Chambers following relocation from the West Midlands. Since that time, he has worked tirelessly to bring Central Chambers’ Family team back to the levels of its former reputation and beyond. He said,

“This is the obvious next step for the Family team. We work really closely together and we are about to take on our own dedicated family team clerk. Working as a team with our new clerk, we will be looking to add to our already impressive portfolio of events and training sessions. Ben and I will be able to liaise over joint ventures on the behalf of the whole of Chambers. We have worked together on the Executive Board of Chambers for the past few years. We already know how each other works so this is a perfect system.”

As Joe says, the family team has recently advertised for a full-time family clerk. If you are interested in applying for this position, read here for more information.