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 30 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 a 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.
"Johnathan Stannard, Joanne Meah and the rest of the clerking team at Falcon are impeccable in terms of their timely responses and administrative support." Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2024
"John Stannard and his deputy Joanne Meah, first junior clerk, are excellent and lead a tight team." Chambers and Partners 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
"The clerks at Falcon are excellent and very user-friendly across the board. Special mention to John Stannard and Jo Meah." Legal 500 2024
"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
"John Stannard and James Clarke are brilliant." Legal 500 2023
"John Stannard is outstanding" Legal 500 2022
"John Stannard leads the team and is always our first point of contact. He has a strong sense of what is required by our clients and our team." Legal 500 2022
"The clerking service is excellent and the Senior Clerk, John Stannard, is effective and brilliant in organising the barristers and the courts". Legal 500 2022
"Excellent, a joy to work with. John Stannard in particular is excellent - incredibly helpful and will find a barrister however urgently needed!" Legal 500 2022
"John Stannard, senior clerk, is very helpful and user-friendly." Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 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)
"John Stannard is an excellent Senior Clerk – responsive to deadlines and sensitive to client issues." Legal 500 2021
"John Stannard and Joanne Meah deserve a special mention for their client focussed approach." Legal 500 2021
"John Stannard is a very helpful and efficient senior clerk." Legal 500 2021
"Excellent. John Stannard is a joy to work with and his team are exceptionally responsive, friendly and helpful." Legal 500 2021
"Senior clerk Johnathan Stannard does a brilliant job. He is very good at getting on to you before you need to get on to him to organise things and is very responsive if there are any difficulties. The clerks are very good on the client care front." Chambers UK Guide 2020 (Real Estate Litigation)
" Solicitors find senior clerk Johnathan Stannard to be 'a very good clerk, who is very practical and leads a very good clerking team'." Chambers UK Guide 2019 (Real Estate Litigation)
"Senior clerk Johnathan Stannard is praised for 'running a very user-friendly clerking team'. " Chambers UK Guide 2019 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)
" 'Remarkably efficient’ senior clerk John Stannard is ‘the high watermark of professionalism in clerking’; ‘goes out of his way to assist and cares about the level of service and client experience’; and ‘somehow manages to be all over everything happening with everyone in chambers at exactly the same time. Quite a feat, but he delivers time and time again’. " Legal 500, 2018
"Senior clerk John Stannard is helpful, courteous and goes the extra mile". Chambers UK Guide 2018 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)
"Jonathan Stannard ‘seems to be stepping up to the plate well as he takes over’." Legal 500, 2017
"First junior Jonathan Stannard is ‘100% trustworthy and the first port of call when you have a difficult claim’." Legal 500, 2016.