• 'Easy to communicate with and reliable, the clerks take a tremendous attitude to their work'. Chambers UK 2023
  • 'The clerks are an absolute delight to work with - everyone in the clerks' room is obliging and efficient.'  Chambers UK 2022
  • 'Senior clerk Chris Emmings, in concert with first junior clerk Faye Stimpson, leads a clerking team that "has that balance between being friendly and extremely professional' Chambers UK 2022
  • ‘The clerks are always friendly and know their market exceptionally well. They are excellent at promoting their barristers and developing business.’  Legal 500, 2022
  • '‘One of the strongest clerking rooms in the country.' Legal 500, 2022

Clerking and Support Team

Knowledgable and experienced, QEB Hollis Whiteman is proud of its business minded, trustworthy and efficient team, who are always willing to go the extra mile. 

QEB Hollis Whiteman’s experienced clerking team is renowned for its client care and knowledge of the areas in which our members work. Led by Senior Clerk, Chris Emmings, assisted by First Junior Clerk, Faye Stimpson, the members of the team are available to discuss the requirements of instructing solicitors and clients; the experience, suitability and availability of barristers; case management; court listings and case progression; conferences and meetings; training and events; any other queries regarding cases, barristers and Chambers.

The clerks and staff are very happy to deal with your enquiry in whichever way suits you best. They can be emailed here or on their individual email addresses and they can be spoken to on either 0207 933 8855 or their direct dials. They are available outside of office hours on their mobile telephone numbers. All details of direct emails, direct telephone numbers, both landlines and mobiles are contained in their profiles below.


'The clerks have elevated clerking to the levels of the leading commercial sets with which we interact. Senior clerk Chris Emmings and first junior clerk Faye Patis are both highly commended'  Chambers UK (2018)

'The clerking is characterised by effortless efficiency. Senior clerk Chris Emmings is praised for being organised, affable, friendly and sensible' Chambers UK (2018)

'Really proactive and client-focused. The clerks have a really good understanding of what the barristers do and who is best placed for a case' Chambers UK (2018)

'The clerks are on it' Chambers UK (2017)

'Faye Patis, working closely with Emmings make "a formidable and entirely reliable duo"' Legal 500 (2017)

'The clerks, led by Chris Emmings, are very professional and are applauded for never giving clients anyone that is not up to snuff' Chambers UK (2016)

'A friendly, professional and reliable team that is always open to difficult discussions regarding fees or demanding clients' Chambers UK (2016)

'Always looks after its clients’ Legal 500 (2016)

'Proactive at managing client relationships' Chambers UK (2015)

'They have an excellent clerking team led by Chris Emmings, who is very well supported by Faye Patis' Chambers UK (2015)