Clare McKay


Clare has a broad commercial and public law practice. She is regularly briefed to advise and appear unled in final and interlocutory matters and led in larger and appellate matters.

Before joining the Bar, Clare was an Associate to the Hon Susan Crennan AC KC at the High Court of Australia and to the Hon Justice James Edelman at the Supreme Court of Western Australia.  Clare practised as a solicitor 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.

Clare has taught law at the University of Western Australia, the University of New South Wales, and the Australian National University.  She 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, ranked 1st) and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Australia. She received numerous undergraduate academic prizes, including the JA Wood Memorial Prize (awarded to the top law and humanities graduate) and the prize for the best Honours dissertation.