Darren started his clerking career in 2000 and joined Chambers in 2011. He assists in the day to day diary management and agreement of fees for members of Chambers.
His role also includes the management and development of all aspects of the barristers’ practices, client relations and the acceptance and distribution of work, He has completed both the Bar Council Public Access course and the Equality and Diversity course. Darren is also a member of the Institute of Barrister’s Clerks.
Outside of work, Darren’s interests include sports, particularly cricket, football and rugby, He also enjoys travelling, food & drink and listening to music.
“…. My first port of call is Darren Whitbread…..proactive and very helpful”
Client Testimonial - Legal500 2022
The clerks’ abilities to propose appropriate and adept Counsel for the matter in hand are flawless. In particular, Darren Whitbread, shows true professionalism and expertise and is always willing to go above and beyond to accommodate the needs of clients. Overall, a delightful, quality and very skilled set to work with.
I have found the clerks very proactive, helpful and knowledgeable. A special mention for Darren Whitbread and Duane Hitchman.
Legal 500 - 2021
"Out and out the best clerks, never miss a call, respond out of hours, they all know all of their Barristers and instructing solicitors, no task is too small or too big."
Legal 500 - 2021
"Senior second junior Darren Whitbread ‘makes sourcing counsel easy. He is able to immediately grasp the context of a case and identify multiple counsel that would be appropriate dependent upon the seniority desired’."
Legal 500 2020