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Established to meet the need for high quality legal advice and advocacy in Somerset and the West Country, Octagon Chambers has increased in size and legal practice to match the demand.


As Chambers understands that the law does not keep office hours neither does our Clerks' room. Though manned from 8.30am to 6pm our clerks can be accessed by phone on a 24 hour basis.

Chambers is fully equipped with the latest Meridian barristers' management software allowing our clerks to manage members' diaries and case records out of standard office hours.

Being in the heart of Taunton enables instructing solicitors direct access to chambers, its barristers and clerks, allowing Chambers to operate as a team with our professional clients.

Joanna Cload (Senior Criminal Clerk)

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Having undertaken her initial training at South Western Chambers, Jo has been clerk to Octagon Chambers from it's inception in 2003.

Jo is responsible for all criminal matters within Chambers and will be happy to deal with general enquiries, diary bookings, fees and administrative matters. She has developed excellent working relationships with local court centres and staff and regularly attends court user groups and effective trial meetings to ensure smooth case management within Chambers.

Michael Lawrence (Family & Civil Clerk)

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Michael deals primarily with the Family and Civil Teams, together with any matters relating to Public and Licensed Access. He will be happy to discuss your case requirements, including any queries regarding fixed or hourly rate matters. Further details are also accessible on our Public Access Page


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