Dr. Trevor Clark

Dr. Trevor Clark


I joined the University of Leeds as a Lecturer in January 2021. Prior to this I was a Teaching Fellow at University College London (UCL), between 2017 and 2020. I was a partner of the international law firm, Linklaters, from 2001 to 2017, in London and Hong Kong, specialising in international finance.
I am the School’s Co-Director, International, and also a Co-Director of the Legal Professions Research Group https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/legal-professions-research-group
I am also Articles Editor of the leading academic journal, Legal Ethics https://www.tandfonline.com/journals/rlet20
I obtained an LLB (1990) and an LLM (2018) from UCL Laws, and in 2023 I completed my PhD at UCL Laws, an empirical study of the ethics and professionalism of corporate lawyers.


  • Co-Director, Legal Professions Research Group

Research interests

My research focus is on business law, and lawyers and the legal profession. 

I have co-authored the following papers:

  • Trevor Clark, Richard Moorhead, Alan Brener and Steven Vaughan, ‘A Response to the Financial Conduct Authority’s Consultation Paper CP19/4 on the Senior Manager and Certification Regime’ (Social Science Research Network 2019) SSRN Scholarly Paper ID 3368896 <https://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=3368896> accessed 17 April 2019; 
  • Richard Moorhead, Trevor Clark, Alan Brener, Paul Gilbert and Steven Vaughan, ‘In-House Lawyers and Non-Executive Directors: A Discussion About Best Practice’ (Social Science Research Network 2019) SSRN Scholarly Paper ID 3410929 <https://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=3410929> accessed 2 July 2019
  • Trevor Clark, Richard Moorhead, Steven Vaughan & Alan Brener (2021) Agency over technocracy: how lawyer archetypes infect regulatory approaches: the FCA example, Legal Ethics, 24:2, 91-110, DOI: 10.1080/1460728x.2022.2059742  https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1460728x.2022.2059742

I am an active member of the Centre for Business Law and Practice and the Centre for Innovation and Research in Legal Education. 

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  • LLB (Hons) Law (first class)
  • LLM (Hons) Law
  • PhD Law

Professional memberships

  • Solicitor, England and Wales (currently non-practising)
  • Solicitor, Hong Kong (currently non-practising)

Student education

I have taught on the following modules:

  • Company law (UG)
  • Contract law (UG)
  • Corporate law (PG)
  • International Banking Law and Regulation (PG)

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Business Law and Practice
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