Richard Clark


Richard Clark is a leading dispute resolution lawyer with over 30 years’ experience in commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation. He was formerly Head of Dispute Resolution at Slaughter and May.

Richard is a top ranked commercial mediator who regularly mediates a wide spectrum of commercial disputes including contract, employment, professional services, inheritance, real estate, insurance, financial services, investment and asset management disputes. He also has a particular speciality in art and cultural property disputes.

Richard is experienced both in conventional, in-person mediations and also in conducting online mediations including multi-party and multi-locational disputes. 

Richard is a CEDR accredited mediator and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, as well as an Accredited Mediator at the Court of Arbitration for Art and a member of Art Resolve, PAIAM, the Centre for Art Law and the Institute of Art and Law. He is also non-executive chair of the College of Legal Practice.


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

He was formerly 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, stress and time of formal litigation.