John began his career as a barristers clerk in 1990 at 13 Old Square (now Serle Court.) Having enjoyed over 10 years experience as a First Junior within Lincoln's Inn, he joined Quadrant Chambers as a Senior Practice Manager in 2005.
John joined Falcon Chambers in January 2007. With over 26 years in clerking, John is a very experienced and professional member of the team, who is responsible for promoting and managing practices at all levels of seniority. John’s responsibilities include the management of diaries, fee negotiation, acceptance and distribution of work, marketing, client and practice development. John provides a personal, professional and reliable service to all our solicitors and clients.
John is member of Chambers Marketing Committee and is a qualified member of the Institute of Barristers Clerks.
In his spare time, John is a keen sports enthusiast, and a (semi-retired) Hockey player, having played in the Premier National League.
"First junior Jonathan Stannard is ‘100% trustworthy and the first port of call when you have a difficult claim’." Legal 500, 2016.
"Clients receive ‘a helpful service from the clerks, who are good at returning calls and managing diaries’. Senior clerk Steven Francis is ‘extremely approachable and tuned in to the needs of clients’. He also ‘takes the trouble to get to know solicitors, allowing for a smooth working relationship’. Together, he and first junior clerk John Stannard are ‘top class, and will always pull out all the stops to deliver an excellent service’". Legal 500 2014