Richard Clark is a leading dispute resolution lawyer with over 30 years’ experience in commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation.

He regularly acts as a mediator in a wide spectrum of commercial disputes including contract, employment, inheritance, real estate, insurance, investment and asset management disputes. He also has a particular speciality in art and luxury asset disputes.


Richard Clark is a senior, CEDR accredited mediator with over 30 years’ experience as a commercial dispute resolution lawyer.

He was Head of Dispute Resolution and Executive Managing Partner at Slaughter and May.  His commercial dispute resolution practice at Slaughter and May included financial institutions, insurance, pensions, international trade and real estate as well as art and cultural property.

Richard was ranked as one of only three Eminent Practitioners in London for dispute resolution and acted for major international, financial, corporate and individual clients, governments, trustees, museums and galleries.

Richard is an Honorary Fellow of Harris Manchester College, Oxford and a member of the Commercial Law Centre at the University of Oxford. He is also Non-Executive Chair of the College of Legal Practice. 

Richard has been involved in numerous commercial mediations and has assisted many corporations, organisations and individuals to resolve their disputes and avoid the costs and time of formal litigation.

Coronavirus - Online Dispute Resolution

The current Covid-19 pandemic means mediation involving physical presence is not possible. However, Online Mediation is still available and is not new - it has been around for many years as has Facilitated Negotiation. Both these methods can be highly effective in helping parties to resolve disputes online. Please use the contact details on the site if you wish to discuss online dispute resolution.