Joe Ralph



Joe works with Tom O’Connor on all diary and practice management matters for the Junior members of Chambers.

Experience and expertise

Joe started his clerking career in March 2014 at leading  civil set, 39 Essex Chambers. He joined Serjeants’ Inn in May 2018.

As well as managing the diaries of our junior barristers, Joe also assists with costs budgets, billing and fee queries and is trained to deal with any public access enquires.

Joe previously worked as a tennis coach for four years prior to clerking.

Professional Memberships

  • Joe is a member of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks (IBC) and a member of the IBC career development committee.


“Joe Ralph is brilliant and takes the time to learn about his barristers’ practices. He listens in to webinars and gets to know the work inside out, proving a great support to the solicitors he works with.”
Chambers & Partners

‘Joe Ralph is an excellent clerk and always responds promptly and will try his best to make things work in the diaries to assist me. His attention to detail is great.’
The Legal 500

‘Tom O’Connor and Joe Ralph also stand out as savvy, sensible clerks who always have the right options available to their clients.’
The Legal 500

‘Tom O’Connor and Joe Ralph have excellent vision for what is needed in complex welfare cases.’
The Legal 500

‘The clerks know their barristers and understand the clients. Lee Johnson, Joe Ralph, Natasha Southgate and Tom O’Connor stand out as approachable, knowledgeable and reliable’
The Legal 500