Andrew Rourke is Senior Clerk of St Philips Crime Group, having worked in the Criminal Justice System for 19 years. He commenced his career as a Bar Clerk at No5 Chambers in the Crime Group before moving to the Courts Service where he spent 7 years as a Crown Court Clerk and Listing Officer. Andrew joined St Philips in 2022 having spent 6 years at St Ives Chambers as the Crime Group Practice Manager.
Andrew brings a wealth of experience to the role of Senior Clerk. As evidenced by testimonials in legal directories Andrew prides himself on providing excellent service to his clients as well as developing relationships with new clients whilst building networks for future work. Andrew has an ability to keep his ear to the ground to ensure Chambers are briefed in cases of the highest profile.
With three young children and being the coach of his son’s football and rugby team, Andrew’s free time is limited, but given the opportunity, nothing makes him happier than to be watching NFL and going to the horse racing.
“Fantastic. Andrew Rourke is a rainmaker for chambers, always looking to refer work back to instructing firms and develop long term relationships.” Legal 500 2022
‘Strong leadership from Andrew Rourke as chief criminal clerk – nothing is too large or small a task for Andrew who makes himself available at a personal level to the firm.’ Legal 500 2022
“Andrew is fantastic – he knows his job well, never over-promises and always delivers what he says he will.” Chambers & Partners 2022