Clare McKay

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE:

Clare practises primarily in commercial litigation and arbitration.  She has a broad practice with a focus on energy and resources, construction, and corporate matters, including schemes of arrangement.

Before joining the Bar, Clare was an Associate to the Hon Susan Crennan AC QC at the High Court of Australia and the inaugural Associate to the Hon Justice James Edelman at the Supreme Court of Western Australia.  Clare practised as a solicitor in the International Litigation and Arbitration group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP in London, working on major international commercial arbitrations and large scale commercial and public law litigation. She began her career at King & Wood Mallesons in Melbourne, working on commercial and taxation litigation.

Clare has taught law at the University of Western Australia, the University of New South Wales, and the Australian National University. She presently co-convenes and lectures in the JD Procedure course at UWA Law School. Clare has published on equity and trusts, torts, and public law. Clare holds a Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Oxford (studied on the Peter Carter Taught Graduate Scholarship in Law) and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Australia. Clare ranked first in law in her graduating class at UWA with 11 academic prizes, including the JA Wood Memorial Prize (awarded to the top law and humanities graduate) and the prize for the best Honours dissertation.

Clare holds a Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Oxford (studied on the Peter Carter Taught Graduate Scholarship in Law) and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Australia.  Clare ranked first in law in her graduating class at UWA with 11 academic prizes, including the JA Wood Memorial Prize (awarded to the top law and humanities graduate) and the prize for the best Honours dissertation.