Scott Baldwin

Senior Clerk
DDI: 0115 943 7180


Scott has over 25 years’ clerking experience. He started his career in Manchester as an office junior, gradually working his way up the clerking ladder. In 1998, he moved to Bournemouth to further his career as a first junior clerk. He joined St. Mary’s Chambers in April 2007 as Senior Clerk.


  • Overall responsibility for the efficient running of St. Mary’s administration
  • Designing, implementing and maintaining best practice operating systems
  • Managing staff
  • Developing new business opportunities
  • Marketing St. Mary’s Chambers
  • Developing long-term strategies
  • Handling complaints


Member of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks Management Committee

Chair of the Institute of Barristers' Clerks Annual Conference 2016

Member of the Legal Practice Management Association

Associate Member of the Public Access Bar Association


Raising the Bar for Business Development in Law (later published in The Barrister magazine)

Direct Public Access – A Chance for Barristers and Solicitors to Work Together for Legal Futures

Legal Aid in Family Law – LASPO and Beyond for Nottinghamshire Law Society Bulletin

Public Access Made Easy for Clerksroom Magazine

How to manage Public Access clients for The Barrister magazine

Appeared as a speaker and panel member at:

Public Access Barristers Association – Clerking Public Access, September 2013

Annual Bar Conference – Pro Bono Session, November 2013

Institute of Barristers’ Clerks Annual Conference – June 2014 


“I can recommend Scott for being creative, forward thinking and pro-active. He is a pleasure to work with and offers both insight and integrity.” Chris May, Partner, Munro May Consulting.

“Scott has a refreshingly pro-active approach to challenge and keeps himself at the forefront of market change in the legal industry. His excellent interpersonal skills ensure that he carries influence. His tenacity and attention to detail ensure he sees the job through.” Jenny Beck, Head of Professional Practice, Co-operative Legal Services.

“Scott and his team at St. Mary’s have always been unfailingly helpful, unflappable and reliable.” Kate Roebuck, Partner, Bridge McFarland.

"Scott is ‘very efficient and amiable’, and ‘has turned chambers around in the last ten years’.”

The Legal 500, 2017