Jay started his clerking career in 2000 at the leading family set 1 Hare Court, before joining 5 Pump Court in 2007. Jay is responsible for the management and development of our Family Team and has day to day responsibility for negotiating and billing fees, work distribution and diary management. Popular with solicitors, he will do his best to provide the ideal barrister for every case. Solicitors comment that: "The Clerking Team, headed by Jay Dorton, are highly efficient and provide a first class service. They are always willing to help and accommodate, including providing late cover for last-minute hearings. I highly recommend the team."
"Family clerk Jay Dorton is singled out as friendly, approachable and very efficient" "He makes clients feel like a priority and does his best to ensure continuity of cover" - Legal 500 2017