Steve McCrone

"‘The best clerks in the business’ are led by Steve McCrone, the most exceptional senior clerk in the industry"

Chambers and Partners 2020


Senior Clerk

Steve began his clerking career as a listing clerk at 5KBW. In 1990, 1 Hare Court (then 1 Mitre Court) merged with 5 KBW to form the set they are now.

Has the overall responsibility for the strategic management, development and marketing of all members of chambers. In addition to the day to day clerking duties, he also provides clients with advice on suitable counsel with regard to seniority, suitability and fees at all levels.

Under Steve’s leadership Chambers has received a number of awards and the clerking services provided are regularly recognised by the two principal legal directories, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. This was initially highlighted by the clerking team being awarded the inaugural Family Law Clerking team of the year at the 2015 Family Law Awards, but more recently by being awarded the Client Service Set of the Year in 2017 by Chambers and Partners.

Chambers and Partners

"Whom sources describe as "absolutely fantastic" leads the clerking team"

“The clerking is really responsive. They know I use them all the time but even so if I need something they move heaven and earth to make sure I get it. And they’re really entertaining. Steve McCrone is the senior clerk and is outstanding and very helpful in every way you could think”

Legal 500

“Up there with the best clerks in the business, runs a smooth operation with a light touch and is extremely approachable”

"The clerks are friendly and will always help us out," says one solicitor, whilst another comments: "The clerks are responsive, they deal with issues promptly, and they recognise the client's demands. They work with us to make sure clients get what they want in the way they want it."

"The clerks are ‘in a league of their own’, ‘unrivalled in terms of friendliness, organisation, and generally getting things sorted’. Solicitors praise the team for being ‘very professional, friendly, courteous; very helpful in finding suitable alternatives if your first choice can’t make a hearing at short notice’; ‘you feel confident instructing another member on their recommendation’ to run a case."



Married with two sons, one at University and the other following in his dad's footsteps as a barrister's clerk.

Hung up his football manager's coat this year after winning the league and cup double to concentrate on watching Spurs do the same.

Enjoys watching/playing most sports  and now and again can be seen at the theatre.