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"The clerks are ‘a credit to the stable’. ‘Excellent’ practice manager Gavin Herd is ‘prompt, informed and responsive, and always helpful and easy to deal with’. Deputy clerk Lesley Hogg is ‘particularly impressive’, as are Erica Marmo, Leona Crosby, and Lucy McConville, who make up the rest of the team." – Legal 500 2021

"All the clerks are eager to help and provide prompt responses to queries. The stable excels due to the helpful, friendly and approachable nature of the clerking team." "The clerks are extremely helpful and go over and above for their clients. You couldn't ask for more." – Chambers UK 2021

Gavin Herd

Practice Manager

Gavin Herd

Gavin heads up the clerking team as Practice Manager of Compass Chambers and ensures that the team works well together and provides the best possible service to Compass members and to customers. Gavin has an LLB from the University of Edinburgh and worked for the Legal Department of a Local Authority before joining the Faculty in 2001. Gavin has extensive experience as an Advocate's clerk having been a Deputy Clerk in another stable for 9 years before taking over the Practice Manager role with Compass in January 2011.

Direct dial: 0131 260 5648
Email: gavin.herd@compasschambers.com

Lesley Hogg

Deputy Clerk

Lesley Hogg

Lesley joined Compass as a Deputy Clerk in January 2013. Lesley is one of the most experienced Deputy Clerks in Scotland, having worked in both Criminal and Civil stables for a period of 13 years before joining Compass. Lesley works 4 days a week from Tuesday – Friday.

Direct dial: 0131 260 5661
Email: lesley.hogg@compasschambers.com

Erica Marmo

Deputy Clerk

Erica Marmo

Erica joined Compass as a Deputy Clerk in November 2015. Erica has a BA Honours degree in Law & Management and brings with her over 10 years’ experience as a Deputy Clerk, joining the Faculty in 2004, having worked in 2 other civil stables previously. Erica works 3 days a week on Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

Direct dial: 0131 260 5696
Email: erica.marmo@compasschambers.com

Leona Crosby

Deputy Clerk

Leona Crosby

Leona joined Compass as a Deputy Clerk in September 2019. She has a wealth of experience in the Legal sector having spent over 20 years at Simpson and Marwick / Clyde & Co. Her confident, assured and friendly manner has allowed Leona to quickly establish herself within the Clerking Team.

Direct dial: 0131 260 5610
Email: leona.crosby@compasschambers.com

Lucy McConville

Deputy Clerk

Lucy McConville

Lucy joined Compass as a Deputy Clerk in September 2019. Lucy has a BA Honours degree in Business Management and, despite having no previous experience of working in the Legal sector, her confidence and enthusiasm has allowed her to learn quickly and seamlessly become part of the Clerking team.

Direct dial: 0131 260 5657
Email: lucy.mcconville@compasschambers.com

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  • Compass Chambers
    Parliament House
    Edinburgh
    EH1 1RF