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 KC, across all areas of chambers practice.
Chris is highlighted as a key member of the clerking team within The Legal 500 2024 guide:
"Best clerks room at the Bar. Chris Downes, Cyrus Biggs and James Hudson are outstanding. Nothing is too much trouble, they maintain communication and follow up without prompting."- Legal 500 2024
"Cyrus Briggs and Chris Downes are impressive, speedy and professional." - Legal 500 2024
"They have the best clerking team in the Temple. James Hudson, Chris Downes and Cyrus Biggs are all fantastic." - Legal 500 2024
Chris achieved the IBC B-TEC award in Chambers administration.Back to Practice Managers