Katie joined Fountain Court as a Team Leader in 2012, and was appointed as joint Deputy Senior Clerk in 2018. Katie’s responsibilities in Chambers include all areas of practice management such as business development, diary management, allocation of new work, complex listing arrangements, fee negotiations and strategic practice development for members. She is the principal clerk for a team of 16 QCs and is assisted by Georgina Gills.
Katie started her career in 2001 at No. 1 Serjeants Inn (now 1 Chancery Lane) and prior to joining Fountain Court spent six years as a clerk at Brick Court Chambers, which provided her with in-depth knowledge of all areas of clerking in a leading Commercial Law set. She is a member of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks and has completed a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management with the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).
Shortlisted for Clerk of Year at the Legal 500 2019 Bar Awards.
‘excellent’ (The Legal 500, 2019)
Katie Szewczyk ‘stands out as a future senior clerk – highly responsive, very client friendly’ (The Legal 500, 2018)
Katie Szewczyk adopts ‘a results-driven approach’ and is ‘a pleasure to work with’ (The Legal 500, 2017)
Katie Szewczyk is ‘super-quick and always available’ (The Legal 500, 2016)