The Clerks Room

General Clerks Room Enquiries.

The Clerks within Chambers are:

Jayne Lever, Criminal and Inquests Clerk and Fees Clerk

Jayne Lever began her career in 1992 as a paralegal in a busy City Centre criminal defence firm and has Clerked Chambers since its inception in 1996. Her work in the youth courts sparked her passion concerning young people in the judicial system and she now offers her spare time as a volunteer Youth Mentor and Referral Order Panel Member for the Manchester Youth Justice Service. Jayne graduated with a first class degree in law as a mature student, and is undertaking the BPC.

Catherine Sharples, Criminal Clerk.

Catherine Sharples joined Central Chambers in 2022 and has proven a very valuable asset to the criminal team. Her attention to the needs of professional clients is often commented upon, and she has shown a real aptitude for practice management.

Kate Smith, Family Clerk.

Kate Smith joined Central Chambers in 2019, as part of our programme of expansion and development. She handles all family law matters, including family billing. She comes to Central Chambers with experience of clerking and has already started fostering strong links to Chambers’ professional client-base.

Jade Roscoe, Family Clerk.

Jade Roscoe joined Central Chambers in 2020. She has provided the support that was required for an ever-growing and very busy family team.

Alisha Street, Clerk.

Alisha Street rejoined Central Chambers in 2023. Alisha has been something of a fixture at Central Chambers for many years – since she began her working life, in fact. We are very pleased to be welcoming her back to the clerking team. Her familiarity with our working processes, practice management techniques, and our loyal client base is a valuable asset to our operations and administration team.

Within Chambers we have a policy of not double booking Counsel without the consent of our Instructing Solicitor. A diary management system known as C.E.R.T has been devised and applied by the Clerks. The acronym is Continuity of Excellent Representation Throughout. It is useful to both Instructing Solicitors and their lay client.


We aim to negotiate fees to suit all parties and are always accommodating to the needs of both our professional and lay client.


We are presently recruiting for an addition to our family clerking team. Please see the full advertisement, here.