Standing up to the Clerks
"Who is in charge at a Barrister's Chambers? The barristers or the clerks? Certainly, when I was a pupil, and later a junior barrister – the answer was "the clerks". It certainly wasn't me. On one memorable occasion, presented with a complex brief in an area of law I knew nothing about, for a miserable brief fee – I stood my ground and said – "no more of this please". After two weeks of little or no work I had learned my lesson, and knuckled down to do what I was told without further complaint." By Alex Williams.