Clerks and Administration

“John Pyne gets things done with a minimal amount of fuss. He knows every member of the chambers and their individual strengths and weaknesses, and his recommendations of counsel for specific cases are always right on the money. Steve Parr is absolutely fantastic and goes above and beyond to help with any issues. Theresa Tyler and Stephanie Shaylor are always an absolute joy, dealing quickly and efficiently with any issues. As a collective, they supplement each other perfectly.”

Legal 500


“187 is a great set. It has excellent quality counsel and clerks, willing to try to solve issues.”

Legal 500


“The senior clerk John Pyne is excellent. He talks to his clients professionally and gives honest opinions about how suited a particular counsel is for a certain case.”

Legal 500

‘The clerks’ room is led by the excellent John Pyne, ably assisted by Steve Parr. John is one of the old school clerks who is well connected to everybody and always has his finger on the pulse. Steve is exceptional in terms of efficiency and ensuring that if a job needs doing for solicitors or counsel it is done well to everybody’s satisfaction. He has a great way with solicitors.’

Legal 500


John Pyne is always available to help.’

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‘The clerks are professional and always go above and beyond to assist.’

Legal 500


“Senior Clerk John Pyne really does know what his instructing solicitors need  and is supported by a team that quickly and efficiently deals with issues.”

Chambers & Partners 2024 

Our experienced and professional clerks’ team, led by John Pyne – Senior Clerk, are happy to help with your enquiry in a friendly and efficient manner.

If you have any queries or concerns regarding the services provided at 187 Chambers, or wish to direct a compliment to a member of the team, we would be happy to hear from you.

Out of hours contact can be made by calling 07976 281 902.

John Pyne
Senior Clerk

‘John Pyne is one of the best in the business and certainly one of the nicest. He is a credit to Chambers and has developed a vibrant and talented Clerks Room’ – Legal 500

John joined 187 Chambers as a clerk in 1981 and was appointed to the role of Senior Clerk in 1996.

John is responsible for overseeing the efficient running of Chambers ensuring that clients receive the highest level of service.  He is also responsible for the development of barristers’ practices and the management of the clerking team.

Phone: 020 7430 7300 or 07976 281 902

Steve Parr
Deputy Senior Clerk

“Steve Parr is an able and ambitious 1st junior clerk” – Legal 500

Steve is a very experienced clerk and has previously worked in two of London’s largest criminal sets.

Steve is responsible for business development and engagement with instructing solicitors and agencies.

Phone: 020 7430 7305 or 07813 001 194

Theresa Tyler
Diary Clerk

Theresa joined Chambers in 2001 and has responsibility for the management of the diary and the development and maintenance of client relationships.

Prior to joining Chambers Theresa worked for over 20 years for a criminal defence solicitors in South East London.

Phone: 020 7430 7304

Steph Shaylor
Diary Clerk

Steph joined 187 Chambers in November 2017 having previously worked for a firm of solicitors in Essex.

Steph has responsibility for the management of the diary and the development and maintenance of client relationships. She also manages and posts regular updates to the website and Chambers’ social media pages.

Phone: 020 7430 7301

Seb Oswiecimka
Junior Clerk

Seb joined 187 in October 2023 having previously worked for the CPS and a civil set of Chambers.

Phone: 020 7430 7310

Jo Haigh
Prosecution Fees Clerk

Jo has been a clerk for over 25 years and has experience of working in two other criminal sets.

She was a diary clerk at 2 Pump Court before joining 187 Chambers in July 2014 following the merger of both Chambers and is responsible for all aspects of Chambers’ prosecution billing including aged debt.

Phone: 020 7430 7307

Emma Gluckstein
Chambers’ Administrator

Emma was called to the Bar in 1985. She then took a sabbatical and returned to Chambers to assist with their move to Fleet Street in 1999.

In 2004 Emma’s role changed to become Chambers’ Administrator and she is in the unique position of understanding both sides of the profession.

Phone: 020 7430 7410