John joined Chambers in 2002 progressing to the position of Deputy Senior Clerk, which he assumed in January 2018. John can advise on the full spectrum of client services within Chambers with his key responsibilities being the distribution of work, fee negotiation and practice development for all members of Chambers. John has strong case management and listing skills and can assist clients on listing procedures in all courts and tribunals in which Chambers appear. John is an integral member of our Marketing Committee and also sits on the practice specific strategy groups.
In August 2016 John achieved a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management from the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).
“John Keegan is a pleasure to work with – incredibly responsible and always keen to help.” Legal 500 2024
“Counsel are readily accessible through an efficient and effective team of clerks, John Keegan being a model example of a modern clerk with a thorough knowledge of Counsel’s specialisms and a wonderful ability to work with clients to identify, clarify and satisfy their requirements.” Legal 500 2023
Deputy senior clerk John Keegan has been singled out this year by instructing solicitors, who note that he “knows the market extremely well and has a pragmatic approach to everything that is complex.” Chambers UK 2022
“David Hockney, senior clerk, and John Keegan, deputy senior clerk, are brilliant.” Chambers UK 2022
“John Keegan is a good leader and someone you can always chat things through with.” Legal 500, 2022