Our People

Richard Clark...
Non-Executive Chairman
The College of Legal Practice

Richard Clark was executive managing partner of Slaughter and May until his retirement in 2017. Richard became a partner in Slaughter and May in 1991 and was a leading litigation lawyer and Head of Dispute of Resolution, with an international practice covering financial institutions, international trade, insurance, fraud and asset tracing, entertainment and Art Law.

He now advises organisations and businesses (particularly professional services firms) as a Consultant on strategic, organisational and management issues. He also sits as a Mediator.

Richard is a Senior Advisor with Sanctuary Counsel (advising businesses on a range of strategic, communication and reputational issues), Chairman of MGC (the theatre, film and TV production company), a Commissioner of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea and an Honorary Fellow of Harris Manchester College, Oxford.

Richard has also served as a former Governor and Board Member of Falmouth University and on the Council of Tate St Ives.



Nigel Savage
Chief Executive Officer

Nigel Savage was CEO and President of the University of Law (formerly the College of Law) where he steered the business through radical change including the acquisition of degree awarding powers and university status. He also served two terms as a main Board non-executive director of the Higher Education Funding Council and chaired their Audit and Risk Committee at a time of radical changes in the funding and governance of universities. In the period 2011 – 17 he was a member of the Quality Assurance Agency’s Scrutiny Committee on Degree Awarding Powers and University Title.

In 2018 the joined the College of Law Australia as Interim CEO to set up The College of Legal Practice. He is also currently engaged by the Irish Legal Services Regulatory Authority as part of a team reviewing legal education in Ireland and is Non-executive director and chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of Fletchers Solicitors Ltd, the leading serious injury and medical negligence practice.

Nigel Savage was awarded a PhD in 1980 for his research into corporate governance at Strathclyde Business School and became Dean of Nottingham Law School in 1989.His research outputs included books and journal articles on commercial law and corporate governance and the impact of data protection legislation.



Peter Liver
Chief Operations Director

Peter Liver was previously Executive Director for Membership at the Law Society England and Wales where he led on the development of education, learning and training. He also shaped the wider Membership proposition which included accreditations, publications and events.

Peter has extensive senior leadership experience working in the not for profit sector including having been Chief Executive Director for ChildLine UK, and previously Executive Director at the NSPCC. He also set up a Charitable Foundation raising several million pounds which was donated to three children’s charities.

Peter joined the College of Legal practise in April 2019 as Chief Operations Director working closely with the Interim CEO and it’s not for profit parent company the College of Law Australia.



Isobel Parker
Non-Executive Director

Isobel is an experienced and dynamic leader of innovation and transformation in legal services. She trained as a finance lawyer at Freshfields, then moved from fee earning to set up Freshfield’s Legal Solutions Hub in Manchester. She is currently Freshfields’ Chief Legal Innovation Officer, leading the development of client facing digital products, and has recently also assumed responsibility for the firm’s Knowledge function. Isabel was listed as one of the top 10 innovative lawyers in the FT Innovative Lawyers Report for 2018, and has a strong track record of successfully implementing large scale global change programmes within the sector.