John joined Chambers in April 2019 and has over 18 years’ experience in clerking. Prior to joining, John was at 11KBW for more than 17 years, where he worked alongside one of the Joint Senior Clerks. His principle duties include practice management and fee negotiation.
John is a qualified member of the Institute of Barristers’ Clerks.
Away from Chambers, John enjoys spending time with his young family, watching football and going to the cinema.
"John Davitt, clerk, is excellent, very personable and responsive." Chambers UK Bar Guide 2024
"The clerks are excellent. John Stannard is superbly helpful. Joanne Meah, John Davitt and Frankie Penton are also worth singling out for praise." Legal 500 2024
"John Davitt, has provided excellent service throughout, and there has been very good communication and responsiveness from all the clerks. Chambers UK Bar Guide 2023
"The clerks are excellent, especially John Davitt. In an emergency, we have sometimes had to instruct counsel the afternoon before a hearing the following morning and John has spared no effort in covering us." Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2022
"Clerks work to find a solution, especially when timescales are tight. John Davitt in particular is very good to work with." Legal 500 2021
"Knowledgeable, organised and quick to return calls and answer queries". Legal 500 2019