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 and is described in the 2022 guides as “‘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.