Robert Penson

Deputy Senior Clerk

Rob is one of our Deputy Senior Clerks. He joined Maitland Chambers in 2004, having started his clerking career in 1998. As deputy to John Wiggs, Rob assists in leading the clerking team, focusing on the development of the barristers’ practices, fee negotiation and building and maintaining client relationships.

Working closely with John, he ensures the effective running of a modern chambers. Additionally, Rob is heavily involved with the marketing and promotion of chambers both domestically and internationally, this includes regular visits to offshore jurisdictions.

Outside of chambers, Rob enjoys spending time with his family and keeping himself fit, including cycling, which he often combines with raising money for various charities.

Rob is noted in recent Legal Directories as:

Legal 500 2024

"Very professional and efficient. I would single out Rob Penson, who is great."

"Rob Penson is brilliant – very helpful and always willing to go the extra mile."

" The Clerks are excellent, particularly Rob Penson."

"Robert Penson is always a pleasure to deal with, and will go out of his way to help where he can."

Chambers and Partners 2024

"The clerks are excellent. Robert Penson, deputy senior clerk, is really responsive, always available and willing to help."

"Deputy senior clerk Rob Penson has been particularly helpful on a number of matters recently and will often respond out of hours, which is much appreciated."

"Robert Penson is the perfect clerk, really nice, so organised and responsive. He goes above and beyond."