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Lee Hughes-Gage

Senior Clerk


Lee began his career in the Temple in 1988, becoming a Senior Clerk in 1999. Lee joined us at 5 King's Bench Walk as our Senior Clerk in July 2005.

Lee leads the clerking team and has the overall responsibility for the strategic management and the development of members’ practices. Lee is responsible for the promotion and marketing of Chambers, ensuring that both members and staff provide a first rate service. Lee brings a wealth of experience when it comes to providing suitable Counsel and is always on hand to provide advice on such matters. Building and maintaining existing and new client relationships is core to Chambers' business and Lee is responsible for all aspects of Chambers' work and regularly undertakes visits to our clients throughout the UK.

Outside of Chambers, Lee is an avid Arsenal fan and keen follower of England Rugby. Lee is a member of the Eldon Golf Society and Chigwell Golf Club.

What the Directories Say

“I find the clerks at 5KBW, especially Lee Hughes-Gage, professional, helpful and friendly. They will do all that they can to accommodate your requests, even at incredibly short notice or long distance.” - Chambers UK 2020

"Under the leadership of ‘receptive, responsive, and friendly’ senior clerk Lee Hughes-Gage, the team is ‘honest, transparent, and have a sense of urgency’. " - Legal 500 2020

"The clerks are polite and well organised." "The attitude of the set as a whole is that it is hungry to develop new work contacts and provide a higher level of service." Lee Hughes-Gage is the senior clerk. - Chambers UK 2019

The ‘highly efficient and friendly’ clerks’ room ‘can be relied on to provide you the best barrister to suit your client’s needs’. The ‘inimitableLee Hughes-Gage ‘epitomises all of these high qualities’. 'They always respond quickly to enquiries and ‘resolve any complications that may arise to provide a first-class service’- Legal 500 - 2018

In the clerks’ room, Lee Hughes-Gage ‘leads a very steady ship’. His team always provides ‘a high-quality service’ by ‘going the extra mile’ for clients and ‘providing the best barrister to suit client needs’. - Legal 500 - 2017

They are led by the ‘ever impressive and hardworking’ Lee Hughes-Gage, who ‘strives to ensure that chambers leads from the front’ - Legal 500 - 2016

The service is rated as ‘second to none’'  &   ‘nothing is too much trouble’ - Legal 500 - 2016


  • 1988-1989 - Junior Clerk, Chambers of Ronald Walker KC, 12 KBW
  • 1989-1999 - 1st Junior Clerk, 4 KBW / Bridewell Chambers
  • 1999-2005 - Senior Clerk, Bridewell Chambers
  • 2005 - Senior Clerk, Chambers of Sarah Forshaw KC & Mark Heywood KC, 5 KBW