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

Underlying Richard’s approach to mediation is a belief that effective mediators need not only to possess relevant legal knowledge and dispute resolution skills but also an understanding and appreciation of business, commercial organisations and management. Richard’s position as a non-executive board member of a number of organisations is complementary to his mediation practice.

Richard is a Senior Advisor at Sanctuary Counsel which is based in Westminster and provides strategic communications and reputational advice to corporate and financial institutions, professional services firms, family offices, governments and individuals. 

Richard is an Honorary Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford and a member of the Commercial Law Centre at the University of Oxford. He is also a member of the Board of Regents at Harris Manchester College, Oxford.

Richard is a Commissioner of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea. As well as sitting on the Board of Commissioners, Richard is a member of the Investment Committee and the Appointments Committee. 

Richard is Non-Executive Chair of MGC, the London-based theatre and screen production company. 

Richard is Non-Executive Chair of The College of Legal Practice. The college is dedicated to delivering intensive, purpose-built, online training programmes to prepare young lawyers and develop experienced practitioners for the demands of today’s legal services sector.

Richard’s career at Slaughter and May spanned 35 years. He was a leading Dispute Resolution Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution and, prior to his retirement from the firm in 2017, Executive Managing Partner. Richard was a member of the firm’s Partnership Board for 14 years and was at the centre of Slaughter and May’s strategy and operations, as well as its dispute resolution practice.