Richard Clark has been a practising lawyer at Slaughter and May in London for the last 35 years. He joined the firm as a trainee solicitor in 1982 and became a partner in 1991. He was a leading Dispute Resolution lawyer (ranked as one of only three Eminent Litigation Practitioners in London) with an international practice covering financial institutions, international trade, pensions, fraud and asset tracing, entertainment and art law.
Richard was also at the centre of strategy and management for 25 years. He served as a member of the Partnership Board for a total of 14 years and was Head of Dispute Resolution for six years before being elected executive managing partner of Slaughter and May in 2013. He undertook this full-time management role until his retirement from the firm in May 2017.
Richard is a CEDR Accredited Mediator and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a member of Professional Advisors to the International Art Market.
Richard has served on the Boards of several institutions including Tate St Ives and Falmouth University. He is currently Chairman of Michael Grandage Company and a Commissioner of The Royal Hospital, Chelsea. He also sits as a Mediator and is a Consultant providing strategic management and leadership advice in the professional services sector.
As well as being an Honorary Fellow, Richard is also a member of the Board of Regents and regularly engages with HMC’s law students, especially in the areas of the professional practice of law and Dispute Resolution.