John Cleland

Pinsent Masons is a global 100 law firm, specialising particularly in the energy, infrastructure, financial services, real estate and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. The firm employs over 3000 people worldwide, including over 1500 lawyers and around 400 partners. It is ranked as one of the most innovative law firms in Europe for 2016 by the Financial Times and were the 2015 winners.


As Managing Partner, John has overall responsibility for the day to day management and operations of the firm. Previously the Head of Financial Institutions and a banking lawyer by profession, John has over 20 years’ experience of both unsecured and secured lending having frequently been instructed on complex structured finance transactions.


He is a graduate of the Universities of Cambridge and London.


John takes a particular interest in wellbeing at work and leads the Firm’s programmes in this area.