Richard Clark is the former executive managing partner of Slaughter and May and now holds a number of non-executive directorships as well as his roles as a Mediator and Advisor.
Richard is a leading Dispute Resolution lawyer with over 30 years experience in high profile disputes who now sits as a Mediator in a wide range of commercial disputes. He has also developed a particular specialty in art law, media and entertainment disputes.
As a Consultant and Special Advisor at Sanctuary Counsel, Richard advises on strategy, governance and remuneration as well as market and brand positioning and reputational management.
Richard is Non-Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of MGC, one of London’s leading theatre and screen production companies.
Richard is also Non-Executive Chairman of the College of Legal Practice, a member of the Commercial Law Centre at the University of Oxford and an Honorary Fellow of Harris Manchester College, Oxford.
Richard is a Commissioner of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea and sits on the Investment Committee and the Appointments Committee of the Board.
Having spent 35 years at Slaughter and May, most recently as executive managing partner, Richard was responsible for the firm’s overall management and strategy, People and remuneration, diversity and inclusion, governance and compliance as well as finance and technology. Previously, he was Head of Dispute Resolution, practicing in professional services, financial institutions, pensions, insurance, international trade and art law. He also served on the firm’s Partnership Board for 14 years.
Richard is also a CEDR accredited mediator, an accredited mediator at the Court of Arbitration for Art and member of Professional Advisors to the International Art Market.