Message from the President

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S Stuart Clark AM   LCAPres

11 January 2016

2016 Law Council President

Stuart Clark is a partner in Clayton Utz, based in its Sydney office. His practice focuses on class actions, investigations and inquires acting for clients in Australia, the US and Europe. He has been a director of the Law Council of Australia since 2011.

Mr Clark is a graduate of Macquarie University and practised at the New South Wales Bar prior to joining Clayton Utz. He has served in a range of leadership roles, including Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner International of Clayton Utz, as a Director of the NSW Legal Aid Commission, Chair of the Large Law Firm Group (now known as Law Firms Australia) and Chair of the Australian Legal Sector Alliance Ltd (AusLSA).

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