About Clayton Glenister

Advocating for his community is at the forefront of everything Clayton Glenister stands for. Not only is Clayton championing the rights of the business community as Managing Partner of MBA Lawyers, he is also the Director of Southport Sharks, former Chairman of Intelligent Infrastructure Solutions and Sanctuary Cove Community Services Ltd, non-executive Director of Advice First and is also on the Board of Advice for Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics. It is through these roles and personal interests that he can honour his commitment to the Gold Coast, to see it become a vibrant city of diverse industries that attract world class thinkers and business leaders.

Clayton drives the business strategy for MBA Lawyers and has built upon more than 50 years of legal excellence, having successfully doubled the firm’s revenue in his 14 years as Managing Partner. Clayton has grown the organisation to now service beyond the South East Queensland market. During his time at the helm, Clayton has also expanded the firm further into asset protection and tax, cyber law and building, construction, and infrastructure law.

Clayton specialises in areas of Body Corporate, Commercial Agreements, Infrastructure, Corporate Governance and Corporate Advisory. Through his active involvement in the Gold Coast community he has earned his reputation as one of the top Body Corporate lawyers in South East Queensland.  Recognised as an industry specialist for Body Corporate Law and Management Rights in both Queensland and New South Wales, Clayton has also consulted for Queensland Government consulting on potential legislative changes for the Body Corporate and Community Management Act.

Clayton joined MBA Lawyers in 2002 as a junior lawyer and was shortly promoted to Partner of the Firm at 27-years of age in July 2007. Before joining MBA Lawyers, Clayton worked for a top-tier national Law Firm in Media and Defamation Law.

Clayton holds a Bachelor of Law from Bond University and was admitted as a Solicitor in New South Wales and Queensland in February 2002. He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Directors (GAICD) and holds a Diploma in Financial Services (Dip FS).

As a personal passion, Clayton is involved heavily in sports administration. He strongly believes in promoting all that the Gold Coast has to offer and making the Coast a great destination for International and National guests to visit and do business.

Clayton has two young children with wife Kim, of 18 years. Aside from spending quality time with his family at the beach, Clayton is a passionate AFL supporter and is a Director of the Southport Sharks as well as being a foundation member of the Gold Coast Suns. When time permits in his hectic schedule Clayton is also an avid golfer, having successfully obtained a low single digit handicap.

Qualifications, Accreditations & Associations

  • Fellow Australian College of Strata Lawyers
  • Member Strata Community Australia
  • GAICD (Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors)
  • Director-Southport Sharks Australian Rules Football Club
  • Former Chairman Board of Directors-Intelligent Infrastructure Solutions Pty Ltd
  • Chairman-SafeCam Technologies Pty Ltd
  • Board of Advice – Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University
  • Non-Executive Director-Sector 4 Management Pty Ltd
  • Chairman Oximax United LLC
  • Former Chairman Sanctuary Cove Community Services