James joined Chambers in March 2018 as Second Junior Clerk and has over 18 years experience. Prior to joining, James spent over 8 years at Selborne Chambers and has an excellent knowledge of property related matters. He is actively involved in Chambers business development, marketing and maintaining client relationships. His principle duties include practice management, fee negotiation and distribution of work. James is known by clients for his responsiveness and knowledge of members practices.
In his spare time James enjoys spending time with his young family, watching football and is a keen gym goer.
"James Clarke, second junior clerk, is responsive, knowledgeable and easy to work with." Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2023
"John Stannard and James Clarke are brilliant." Legal 500 2023
"The clerking team is excellent. John Stannard is very knowledgeable and thorough, Joanne Meah is particularly efficient and calm, and Jacob Watson is extremely responsive and resourceful. The whole team are super helpful and take a real interest in getting to know and helping clients." Legal 500 2023
"James Clarke is helpful and always on hand". Legal 500 2022
"John Stannard, Joanne Meah and James Clarke are responsive and helpful in setting out cost estimates clearly and stage by stage where required." Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2021 (Telecommunications)
"The recruitment of second junior James Clarke from Selborne Chambers is ‘undoubtedly a positive’ for a clerks’ room". Legal 500, 2018
“... ‘very responsive” Legal 500, 2016 and 2017
“... ‘very good at understanding which members are best for any particular type of work”. Legal 500, 2015