Clive Evatt, renowned member of the New South Wales Bar, art collector, gallery owner and nephew of H V (Doc) Evatt, has died. Clive was admitted to practise in March 1956 and became the foremost defamation barrister, appearing invariably for the plaintiff. Among his more notable clients were Abe Saffron, Harry Seidler and Ron Casey.
During his forced break from practising at the Bar, Clive directed his efforts to acquiring a fine arts degree, amassing a valuable art collection and to setting up the pioneering Hogarth Galleries.
Bar Association President Arthur Moses SC described Evatt as "one of the more fascinating characters to have practised at the NSW Bar. He was a formidable, punctilious opponent at the Bar Table in defamation cases and defended the reputations of people from all walks of life. We are unlikely to see anyone quite like him again. Vale Clive".