John Clargo > Gatehouse Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Gatehouse Chambers
1 Lady Hale Gate, Gray’s Inn

Work Department

Real property including landlord and tenant; property-related professional negligence; commercial.


John’s practice is primarily based on advice and representation in relation to the law of property, dealing regularly with owners of freehold and leasehold interests in land.

He also handles professional negligence litigation in relation to property professionals as well as commercial insolvency and general contractual disputes, where his property expertise gives him the edge.

An extremely capable and experienced advocate”, the legal directories recommend him not only as “the quality of his work is excellent” but also because he is “very easy to deal with” and “highly approachable”.

In a previous life John was a civil servant working in matters concerning defence and foreign affairs.


Called to the bar in 1994.  AG’s provincial panel 1998 (reappointed 2001). Registered pupil supervisor.


English, German, Russian, French


Property Bar Association
Chancery Bar Association
London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association


  • MA (Oxon)
  • Post-graduate certificate in Law
  • Postgraduate certificate in Russian


In his spare time, John enjoys running (road and cross-country).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Property and construction

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

John ClargoGatehouse Chambers ‘John has an excellent cross-examination style, good means of explaining matters in simple terms to clients. He provides a prompt and succinct advice.’

London Bar > Property litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

John ClargoGatehouse ChambersVery well prepared and compelling in court, John is an exceptionally good advocate. He is candid in his advice while still remaining very approachable for clients.