Gary Ventura

Gary Ventura began his career in 1983 as a Junior Clerk in a Chancery/Commercial set in Lincoln's Inn, where he assisted in two mergers and participated in the substantial growth of the chambers, reaching the position of Assistant Senior Clerk in 1991. 

Gary joined Quadrant Chambers in 2000 as a team leader following the introduction of a team structure within the set. When the chambers moved to Quadrant House in 2004, he was appointed Head of Clerking, and became Senior Clerk in 2007.

Gary, along with Simon Slattery, leads our clerking and administrative teams working closely alongside the Chambers COO, Peter Blair.

Gary has the overall responsibility for the strategic management and the development of members’ practices. This includes the implementation of Chambers strategic business plan. Gary is responsible for the promotion, marketing and the administration of Quadrant Chambers, ensuring that both barristers and staff provide a first rate service.

Gary is recognised by clients for his responsiveness and adaptability in matching their expectations and requirements.

Building and maintaining existing and new client relationships is fundamental to the smooth running of Quadrant Chambers domestic and international practice. Gary is responsible for all aspects of Chambers work in particular Europe and the Middle East as well as the Hong Kong and Singapore markets. Gary regularly visits the cities throughout the UK.

Under Gary’s leadership Chambers has received a number of awards and the clerking services have been recognised by the two principal legal directories.

Gary is a supporting member of the LMAA.

Gary is a qualified member of the Institute of Barristers Clerks.

He was nominated for Senior Clerk of the Year - Legal 500 UK Awards 2017

He was nominated for Senior Clerk of the Year - Legal 500 UK Awards 2016

He was nominated for Senior Clerk of the Year - Legal 500 UK Awards 2015

What the directories say

    • "Outstanding" (Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2020)
    • "Gary Ventura is in a league of his own when it comes to the clerking service; he goes above and beyond to facilitate any request." (Chambers UK, 2020)
    • ..."easy to talk to and highly practical in his approach"... (Chambers UK, 2020)
    • "All you look for in a clerk" (Legal 500, 2020)
    • "Understands client pressures" (Legal 500, 2020)
    • ..."ever charming"... (Legal 500, 2020)
    • ..."Gary Ventura is ‘standout’" (The Legal 500, 2019)
    • ..."Knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his barristers’, the ‘tremendous’ Ventura is ‘a bit of a legend’ and ‘a great figurehead’ for chambers"... (The Legal 500, 2019)
    • ..."very approachable"... (Chambers UK, 2018)
    • ..."Ventura is ‘a tremendous support’ and will ‘never hesitate to put himself out to help if a crisis looms’"... (Legal 500, 2017)
    • ..."legendary"... (Chambers UK, 2017)
    • ..."he knows what solicitors need and ensures it is delivered"... (The Legal 500, 2016)
    • ..."a standout clerk at the Bar"... (The Legal 500, 2016)
    • ..."I don’t think I have ever come across such a proactive and professional clerk in my years of practice"... (The Legal 500, 2016)
    • ..."superb"… (Chambers UK, 2016)
    • ..."Leads a team of clerks who are described as being "helpful," "accommodating" and "very efficient."… (Chambers UK, 2016)
    • …"head and shoulders above the majority of other clerking teams handling travel and aviation cases."… (Chambers UK, 2016)
    • ..."truly excellent"... (The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2015)
    • ..."a market leader’ – ‘top of the Premier League’, with ‘a long-term approach to clients being his number-one priority’"... (The Legal 500, 2015)
    • ..."Gary Ventura, who is ‘something of an institution', promoting ‘a “can-do” attitude' and a ‘very friendly, service-oriented' approach"... (The Legal 500, 2014)
    • ..."The clerking team under Gary Ventura is great and very efficient"... (Chambers UK, 2013)

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