John McLaren joined Chambers in 2004. He is responsible for the practice management of all members and, in conjunction with the Senior Clerk, is the first point of contact for Chambers’ marketing and business development activities.

He is often acknowledged in the legal directories:

“John McLaren is a true diamond. There isn’t anything he won’t do to help.”

Senior clerk Matthew Phipps and his first juniors Andrew Tull and John McLaren are “great senior clerks there who provide excellent service to their solicitor clients. They are very easy to deal with and efficient.”

“The clerks at 1 Crown Office Row are outstanding. John McLaren and Andy Tull couldn’t do more to help.”

“The clerking team is really responsive; they are always able to find someone and are happy to come to a deal on fees. I hold John McLaren, Andrew Tull, Matthew Phipps and Chloe Turvill in equal regard and I think they are the best clerking team around.” “John McLaren is a fantastic clerk who always finds the right person for the case.”

“Clerks at 1 Crown Office Row are unrivalled – special mention for Andy Tull and John McLaren.”

‘Clerks are great – in particular John McLaren and Chloe Turvill – absolute stars.’ ‘John McLaren and Chloe Turvill are very capable and efficient, but really that filters down through the whole team.‘

Senior clerk Matthew Phipps and 1st junior clerk John McLaren are fantastic, and lead a team of excellent clerks who always ensure that counsel are available when we need them – no deadline is ever too tight and I always feel that I am getting an excellent service from them.

“The clerking service at 1 Crown Office Row is second to none. They are excellent, responsive, extremely personable and nothing is too much trouble. I know my case is in safe hands.” “The clerks always provide the highest level of service and are knowledgeable, friendly, courteous and efficient.” 

John is a member of the Institute of Barristers Clerks (IBC).

Away from Chambers John is passionate about travel, hiking and is a keen cyclist.