Chris Downes

Chris Downes

Practice Manager

Chris has been clerking since 2002 when he began his career at a large common law set before joining Devereux at the beginning of 2008.

During his career at Devereux he has managed almost every member’s practice and is therefore perfectly placed to help clients find the right counsel. He currently closely manages a team of 14 barristers ranging in seniority, from newly qualified junior to QC, across all areas of chambers practice.

Chris is highlighted as a key member of the clerking team in Legal 500 2022: "James Hudson, Chris Downes and Cyrus Biggs are personable, efficient and helpful, running a smooth and highly effective clerks’ room". In Legal 500 2021, Chris is described as "excellent", and (along with Cyrus Biggs) "very responsive and always keen to offer assistance". In previous directory editions, Chris, Glenn Billenness and Cyrus Biggs are described as “fantastic clerks,” and are noted for being 'very efficient and on the ball.’

Chris achieved the IBC B-TEC award in Chambers administration.

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