Jaime joined 9 Gough Chambers in 2009, having previously spent 4 years at another leading common law set in Grays Inn.
He became Senior Clerk in 2016 responsible for the Family and Court of Protection teams. He is also responsible for the management of the civil clerking team.
He is responsible for both the operational needs and business development of both the Family and Court of Protection teams and other responsibilities include the day-to-day practice management of Members of Chambers, as well as fee negotiation and allocation of work and developing all clerks in chambers.
Jaime is a qualified member of the Institute of Barristers Clerks and regularly attends seminars and lectures in order to maintain and improve his knowledge of a constantly evolving industry.
Jaime has recently completed his ILM Level 3 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Barristers’ Clerks.
What the directories say:
Chambers and Partners 2021
Jaime Brooks, the senior family and court of protection and managing civil clerk, is “always brilliant and very accommodating”
Legal 500 2021
“The clerk’s room is excellent. Jaime Brooks and Thomas Bennett, are amongst the best family clerks I have worked with.”
Chambers and Partners 2019
Jaime Brooks the set’s senior family and court of protection clerk, is described as “an exceptional clerk who is always on hand to assist.” Brooks knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of individual barristers and his ability to match the right counsel with cases is also appreciated by instructing solicitors, who note that “he always knows what you’re talking about whenever you call and he knows his teams very well so he’s able to provide a good academic view or be very direct in court.”
Chambers and Partners 2018
‘Senior family clerk Jaime Brooks who is described as “totally reliable, really efficient and just a pleasure to deal with”.
Legal 500 2016
“Jaime understands what solicitors are looking for in counsel and makes their lives much easier.”