John has been the Chief Clerk since 1990. He plays a key role in the strategic management and development of Chambers. He has detailed knowledge and understanding of the specialist practice areas in which all members of Chambers work and an excellent understanding of their clients’ expectations and needs. As well as handling all aspects of Chambers’ practice management, client relationships and business development both internationally and domestically, John takes a commercial, flexible and competitive approach to fee negotiation and is always willing to discuss alternative fee structures to suit the client and case requirement.
He was awarded: ‘Senior Clerk/Chief Executive of the Year’ (Legal 500) 2014/2015 , Winner of the “Outstanding Achievement” award by The Legal 500 (2020), and is an Honorary Fellow of CICM.