Simon joined 3 Hare Court in 2003 and has over 20 years’ experience as a clerk/practice manager. He is a member of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks.

Known for his accommodating, reliable and friendly approach, as Practice Co-ordinator, Simon works closely with the Senior Clerk, practice managers and members of Chambers in managing diaries and ensuring the provision of a responsive and efficient service across Chambers’ practice streams.

Simon manages the clerks’/practice manager’s inbox, checks court listings (liaising with members, courts and solicitors as necessary) and liaises with clients and members to arrange ADR, conferences and meetings. He is also responsible for managing members’ work as part-time judges and assessors.

Additionally, Simon is responsible for a wide range of internal functions, which ensure the seamless operation of Chambers, and contribute to the management and development of members’ practices.

Away from Chambers, Simon’s interests include sports, particularly football, socialising with friends and spending time with his family.

‘3 Hare Court is a well run chambers and the clerks go the extra mile to accommodate clients. James Donovan, Toby Eales and Simon Hamilton provide excellent support.’

Legal 500 2024

‘James Donovan, Simon Hamilton and Toby Eales are very helpful with counsel bookings and availability of suitable counsel and they know their barristers well.’

Legal 500 2023

The clerks have always been approachable, reasonable and accommodating. I have liaised with a number of clerks in Chambers, in particular Toby and Simon, and am grateful to them for their infallible determination to assist us with our cases.

Legal 500 - 2021

The clerking team led by James are amongst the best in the business. They are helpful, accommodating and sensible on fees. All of the clerks have a good knowledge of the work undertaken by Chambers to help place cases and agree fees quickly.

Legal 500 - 2021

"Second juniors clerks Duane Hitchman and Simon Hamilton ‘are always happy to assist in tight corners’."

Legal 500 2018

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