David Portch


David Portch is the Senior Clerk at Five Paper. He is responsible for clerking all members of chambers and mediators, business development and marketing. He also oversees the management and smooth running of Chambers’ clerking team, where he is ably assisted by a dedicated team who provide a friendly, efficient and professional service. They are committed to ensuring that our clients’ needs are met and that our standards of service remain high.

David joined Chambers in August 2006, having commenced his clerking career in July 1998 with Old Square Chambers before moving to 39 Essex Street.

David is a qualified member of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks.

Leading legal Directory, Legal 500 (2016) provides comments on David Portch as “a great asset to the set and goes that extra mile to deliver a great service” and as “always superb”.  As a whole, the “exceptional” clerking team is “very personable and will go out of its way to accommodate instructing solicitors”

Chambers & Partners (2017): “Absolutely excellent clerking ……”, “They always deal with issues quickly and work hard to keep our level of trust in them”