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Clayton Long

“Being open and transparent is central to establishing a successful working relationship with my clients and necessary to achieve a decisive result. For me, this has always been an essential element of the legal process.”

Clayton Long is widely acknowledged across the industry for his expertise in the area of Family and Relationship Law. In addition to this, he also has substantial experience in Commercial Litigation and Employment Law. He is one of the Founders of Clinch Long Woodbridge (CLW).

Clayton began his professional career as an Accounting Intern with Price Waterhouse Coopers after completing his Commerce degree and eventually, after going on to graduate in Law, took up a role with Minter Ellison, working within their Taxation, Commercial Litigation and Insolvency divisions.

In 1991 he joined Potts Latimer Solicitors as a specialist Litigation lawyer and remained there until 1994, when he co-founded Clinch Neville Long, which eventually became Clinch Long Woodbridge.

Over the last 25 years, Clayton has successfully resolved thousands of Family Law cases, enabling 97% of parties to reach a legal resolution, without the need to conduct a court hearing.

Clayton has a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Law from the Australian National University and a Masters of Law from Sydney University. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1989.

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  • We have no hesitation in endorsing Clayton’s Family Law team.

    Outcomes for our clients have been excellent and the sensitive and mature way in which the firm has assisted us to resolve issues has been a feature of the relationship.

    Where small businesses involve two spouses working together re-configuring businesses after a marital breakdown can be extremely difficult. The team at CLW have the expertise and energy to work with industry experts like ourselves to achieve sensible and workable outcomes.

    John S.
  • Hi Leticia

    I wanted to send you a personal note to say congratulations on the result achieved yesterday at the Conciliation Conference.

    Thank you for being a pleasure to work with.

    It has made the process much less painful having the professionalism and friendliness yourself and Clayton provided in looking after me. I am grateful for that and the outcome which allows me to get on with my plans.

    Steve D.
  • Hi Sheree & Clayton,

    I just wanted to thank you for your professionalism, patience, help and understanding with regard my recent divorce & property settlement. I truly appreciate all you have done in helping me start my ‘new life’.

    Cath A.