Staff Department: Managers

Tim Markham

Tim Markham

Tim started his career as a clerk in 1980 in the specialist family law set of Joseph Jackson QC at 1 Mitre Court (now 1 Hare Court). He then spent 8 years in what is now 2 Bedford Row (Chambers of William Clegg QC) as a Second Junior Clerk and was then promoted to Joint First Junior. He joined 5 Pump Court as First Junior Clerk in 1990 before being promoted to Senior Clerk in 1995. Tim joined 1MCB in January 2019 as Senior Civil Clerk.

He is a fully qualified member of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks. In July 2018 he achieved the ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management, specifically tailored for barristers’ clerks. Tim is a serving member of the Management Committee of the  Institute of Barristers Clerks.

Outside of work Tim plays the drums in a rock covers band, is a keen photographer and enjoys running.

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DDI: 020 7452 8903

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Arlette Gabay

Arlette joined 1MCB Chambers in 2000 and is responsible for all the accounts and finances for chambers. When first joining Arlette processed all receipts and invoices for 1MCB and now, as the team has expanded, focuses primarily on payments, banking and financial reporting. She has a wealth of knowledge on all matters concerning chambers’ accounts and supports both 1MCB as an organisation and individual members and their accountants.

Arlette enjoys spending time with her family and is often in the throes of organising a big family get together.

Adam Brosnan

Adam joined 1MCB Chambers in 1994 and has as much enthusiasm as ever for providing the highest level of support for solicitors and his barristers.

He has a huge amount of knowledge and prides himself on his approachability, ensuring good relationships  with solicitors.  Adam is known to 1MCB’s solicitors as a ‘go to’ contact for any billing queries and is always available out of hours to assist with urgent case matters.

He is noted in the Legal 500 for his high calibre of clerking and for being a leader within our criminal team.

“The clerk’s room, under the leadership of Adam Brosnan (senior criminal clerk) ‘strives to provide excellent customer service’.” Legal 500, 2019

Adam is a family man and when he has the chance enjoys both playing and watching football and travelling.

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DDI: 0207 452 8901

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Julie Clarke

Julie joined 1MCB Chambers in 2012 and works with the management committee to progress 1MCB’s service, compliance, financial processes, facilities and future growth.

Having always had an interest in the law (she has a law degree and completed the LPC), Julie spent her early career in legal publishing. Julie spent twenty years steering products and services for the legal sector as well as running the Irish business operation for the top two legal publishers.

She enjoys responding to the changing legal marketplace and assisting colleagues to ensure that 1MCB Chambers offers a modern and efficient service. During the pandemic of 2020, 1MCB Chambers moved seamlessly to remote working as already phone, IT and other services were agile enough to work from home or from any workplace.

Julie is community-spirited, giving regular help at local schools, football teams and churches, and assisting those who have an individual need in her local community.

If prospective tenants would like to know more about 1MCB Chambers and whether it is the right next step for them, please do contact Julie on to arrange an informal conversation at a convenient time.

Alternatively, Julie can be contacted Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays on 020 7452 8906.