Steven commenced his clerking career at Monckton Chambers in 2006. He has since made rapid progress to become an essential part of the senior clerking operation. His main responsibilities include advising clients on the distribution of work, managing Counsels’ diaries, fee negotiation and fixing court hearings in all courts and tribunals. A detailed knowledge of all members of Chambers’ practices enables him to swiftly advise clients on the most suitable counsel or team of counsel to instruct. Steven has strategic input to Chambers’ business development activities, is an active member of the practice specific working groups and also sits on the Chambers’ Pupillage Committee.
Steven achieved a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management from the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) in October 2017.
‘Steven Duffett understands what clients and solicitors need from their barristers. He makes sure barristers deliver in time and above expectations.’ Chambers UK and Chambers Global, 2022
‘Steve Duffett ensures clients and instructing solicitors get the best service from Monckton’s barristers. He helps select the right barrister for the task. Steve ensures the barristers he works with juggle their competing interests so their clients can get time in counsel’s diaries.’ – Legal 500, 2022
First junior Steven Duffett is ‘highly effective in a hands-on and task-focused way’ – Legal 500, 2020
First junior Steven Duffett is ‘a real problem-solver when it comes to getting time with counsel’ – Legal 500, 2018