Our Clerks

Rod McGurk

Practice Director

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    Rod McGurk has been praised as “very user friendly” by Legal 500 2017. Rod McGurk, who is ‘highly experienced’ and ‘most helpful’ Legal 500 2018. Rod McGurk is ‘very helpful and swift to respond to enquiries’ Legal 500 2019 Rod joined Church Court Chambers in 2016 from 7 Bedford Row chambers, having begun his clerking career 29 years ago, in 1989. He is adept at building and maintaining client relationships both domestically and internationally. He has a thoroughly professional and compellingly friendly manner. He was awarded a professional qualification by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and is a member of the International Bar Association. Rod was also invited to join the Legal Forum at the University of Greenwich.
David Selsdon

First Junior

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    Dave Selsdon aka Big Dave runs chambers daily dairies. Dave has been clerking since 1999 and brings an incredible level of efficiency and calmness to what could be a very stressful role. In his younger days he was an avid footballer using his extraordinary height to protect the goal, he now spends many an hour on the side-lines supporting his eldest boy who is following in his footsteps and his beloved West Ham.
Tom Horgan

Second Junior

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    Tom joined Church Court Chambers in September 2018 as our Second Junior. He will be assisting David Selsdon with the daily running of chambers, which will range from managing the diaries to assisting barristers. Having worked with David in the past he shares with him that same high level of efficiency and drive in all aspects of his work. Tom is an avid film and series watcher, particularly Game of Thrones. He also enjoys playing cricket on the weekends for his team in Kent.
Jonathan Sharpling

Fees Administrator

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    Jonathan joined Church Court Chambers in April 2018. He helps with all aspects within chambers from introducing and maintaining IT processes, to dealing with fees and billing within chambers. He aided in preparing chambers for GDPR and innovating new technological process. He has had previous experience at Penningtons Manches LLP where he assisted in the development of Knowledge Management within the firm. Jonathan graduated from Loughborough University in 2016 after studying Business and Information Management, He enjoys learning all forms of technology to better assist others in their problems. He has a passion for power-lifting and skiing making regular trips to Val d’Isère and Tignes.
Rosa Butler

Practice Administrator

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    Rosa joined Church Court Chambers in March 2022 as a Practice Administrator. She helps with all administrative tasks within chambers to ensure that daily life within the office is operating smoothly. She is an avid skier, making frequent trips to Vermont pre-pandemic with her family.
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