John Walker began his career in 1985 as a junior clerk at 39 Essex Street, moving to Brick Court Chambers in 1987 and to Quadrant Chambers in 1989. He qualified as a member of the Institute of Barristers' Clerks in 1992.
John was appointed to the position of Practice Manager at Quadrant Chambers in 1999 and assists the senior clerking team with the management and maintenance of counsel's diaries. He liaises with instructing solicitors on new and existing instructions and deals with the management and allocation of court and arbitration commitments. He also deals with the agreeing and processing counsel's fees.
- “John Walker is an excellent clerk who makes sure all the barristers are properly prepared, impressive and reliable; he’s a pleasure to deal with.” (Chambers UK, 2023)
- "John Walker and Gary Ventura are most helpful. They have an infallible gut feeling to recommend the right counsel for the right legal team. Yes, it sounds like a dream, but it is the reality." (Legal 500, 2021)
- "very accurate, easy to work with, and responsive" (Legal 500, 2020)
- ..."particularly on the ball; (he) "cannot do enough for you"... (Legal 500, 2019)