Senior Practice Director of Family, Chancery & Commercial
Stephen joined Chambers in August 2018 as the Senior Chancery and Commercial Clerk. In 2024 Stephen has taken on the role as Senior Practice Director of Family, Chancery & Commercial.
Stephen has over sixteen years of experience in clerking. He is responsible for the management and development of the Leeds members’ practices.
Stephens’ duties include daily liaison with instructing solicitors, allocation of work, management of barristers’ diaries and fee negotiation. As well as managing the barristers’ practices and personal development, Stephen is responsible for the planning, promotion and advancement of chambers across a number of different specialist practice groups.
Stephen has successfully completed the BTEC Advanced Award in Chambers Administration for Barristers’ Clerks. “Leeds-based Stephen Render, who is ‘very personable and always accommodating’.” – Legal 500, 2017
“Stephen Render, senior chancery and commercial clerk, is a fantastic clerk. He is very good at communicating and getting jobs done. If the barrister you need is not available, he’s good at finding a suitable replacement.” – Chambers & Partners 2021
Away from Chambers, Stephen enjoys spending time with his young family. He is a keen sportsman and likes going to gym and boxing.