John has been with Radcliffe Chambers for almost 30 years and, alongside Keith Nagle, leads a dedicated and efficient team of practice managers and clerks.
As well as leading the clerks’ room, John is responsible for the development of chambers and of individual members’ practices, and plays a key role in building new and existing relationships with clients both here in the UK and in offshore jurisdictions such as Jersey, Guernsey, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong and Singapore.
John is always available to discuss allocation of work, fees, diary management or any other aspect of a members’ practice. He takes a sensible, flexible and commercial approach in all matters to ensure a high level of client service, and is described by clients as “extremely commercial, highly responsive and thoroughly pragmatic” and “excellent at getting the right barrister for the right case”(Chambers UK Bar 2019).
“The ‘experienced, efficient, and helpful’ clerking team is jointly led by senior clerks Keith Nagle and John Clark…..Clark ‘is a particular asset of the chambers; he is responsive, helpful, and understands the needs of those instructing him’”. (Legal 500 2020).
John is a member of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks and the Legal Practice Management Association.