Oliver Parkhouse

Oliver is the Director of Clerking at 12KBW. He began his clerking career at Old Square Chambers in 1998, gaining further experience when moving to Crown Office Chambers.

He joined 12KBW in December 2016 and leads our clerking and administrative teams, with responsibility for the strategic management and development of members’ practices and chambers as a whole.

In addition to the management of chambers, Oliver works closely with his clerking team in the day-to-day clerking of members’ practices. He is responsible for the business development of chambers and ensures a close working and open relationship with our clients.


12KBW have a first-class director of clerking in Oliver Parkhouse. – Chambers & Partners, 2023

12KBW has become London’s leading set for PI since director of clerking Oliver Parkhouse joined. – Chambers & Partners, 2023

The director of clerking, Oliver Parkhouse, effectively steers the set and a standout team of caring, contentious and incredibly helpful clerks. – Chambers & Partners 2021

Oliver Parkhouse has a very good reputation as director of clerking and the arrangements in place at the set are efficient and effective. – Chambers & Partners 2021

Oliver Parkhouse and Tristan Whigham are at the top of their game. They provide superlative client care. They are professional and efficient at all times. – Legal 500, 2021

The clerks’ room is strongly led by Oliver Parkhouse – Legal 500, 2021

Particularly well run by Oliver Parkhouse, who is a credit to the set – Legal 500, 2021

The clerking is very good – the service provided is ten out of ten and director of clerking Oliver Parkhouse is a class act – Chambers & Partners, 2020

Oliver Parkhouse has ‘transformed, reinvigorated, and elevated the standards of clerking and marketing to a new high – Legal 500, 2019

Overseeing a ‘responsive, friendly and accessible’ clerks’ room that ‘knows its barristers really well’, client-focused director of clerking Oliver Parkhouse ‘continues to bring chambers on leaps and bounds’. – Legal 500, 2018