Professor Bryan Clark


Personal statement

I joined the Law School in 2004 from Heriot Watt University as a lecturer in commercial law.  I am currently a Professor and was head of the Law School from 2013-2016.  My main teaching and research interests lie in the fields of company law and increasingly in the area of mediation and civil justice.  In respect of the latter, I am most interested in the interaction between mediation and other alternative forms of dispute resolution with the workings of the courts and lawyers.  I try to engage actively in relevant professional fields and my work has a significant impact beyond the boundaries of academia engaging with, and informing policy and practice. 



Some reflections on 'I won't see you in court'
Clark Bryan
Juridical Review (2019)
Not so simple? Court based mediation in Scotland
Clark Bryan
Civil Justice Quarterly (2018)
The practical significance of confidentiality in mediation
Agapiou Andrew, Clark Bryan
Civil Justice Quarterly Vol 37, pp. 74-97 (2018)
Construction mediation in Scotland : an investigation into attitudes and experiences of mediation practitioners
Trushell Ian , Clark Bryan, Agapiou Andrew
International Journal of Law in the Built Environment Vol 8, pp. 101-122 (2016)
Can courts enhance the use of mediation?
Clark Bryan
Asian Journal on Mediation Vol 2015, pp. 49-59 (2015)
Some thoughts on IBAS adjudication
Clark Bryan
Scots Law Times Vol 2015, pp. 61-64 (2015)

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Research interests

Mediation, civil justice and the workings of lawyers; company law and aspects of land/water rights