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John Mackle

Legal Director

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“…skillful litigator John Mackle at Clarion is singled out for his ‘outstanding commercial awareness and approachable, direct style.” (Chambers UK)

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John acts in a wide variety of commercial disputes across Yorkshire, the North of England and nationwide, including contractual disputes, commercial agency, professional negligence claims, property related disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes and judicial review in commercial cases.

John has acted for the Premier League, Football Association, Arsenal and Liverpool Football teams in contract and licensing disputes.

“I adopt a straightforward, clear and commercial style, acting for my clients when they have a commercial dispute, most notably within contract disputes, contentious intellectual property matters, professional negligence claims and commercial property litigation.

“I enjoy the diversity of my work and, fluent in Spanish and French, act for companies of all sizes, including partnerships and individuals bringing to bear my in depth experience and market knowledge across many different sectors including manufacturing, IT and sport.”

Career Path

  • 1986 St Catherine’s College, Oxford – Modern Languages
  • 1997 Qualified as solicitor
  • 1999 Joined Clarion
  • 2001 Senior Associate at Clarion
  • 2017 Promoted to Legal Director at Clarion

“brilliant”, “on the money”, “spot on and extremely helpful”

It was a pleasure and a great help to have John as my representative. I thought he was very professional and a credit to Clarion. Today is the first day in a long time I can look forward to a brighter future.”