Paul Lasok QC is stepping down as head of chambers at Monckton Chambers and handing over the leadership to Tim Ward QC (pictured) and Philip Moser QC, who will lead the set in the next phase of its development.

The new joint heads were elected following a full membership vote.

Under Paul Lasok’s direction, Monckton Chambers has grown substantially, trebling its fee income in 10 years from £9.5m in 2006 to a current reported turnover of £29.7m. The last twelve months have seen a particularly significant leap with an increase in turnover of a record £8m.

Philip Moser said: ‘Monckton Chambers has been tremendously served by Paul Lasok. He has established a collegiate ethos by which each member of chambers knows that individual success rests on the success of chambers as a whole. All members have benefited from his wisdom and his leadership.’

Tim Ward said: ‘I am looking forward to working with Philip and everyone at Monckton Chambers to building upon the undoubted success Paul has helped members of chambers to achieve over the past 14 years.’