Claire specialises in civil fraud and has a track record of achieving considerable success in defending and pursuing complex cross-jurisdictional commercial and corporate fraud. These matters often involve serious allegations of fraud or misconduct including the diversion of business opportunities, breaches of fiduciary duty, claims of deceit, breach of confidence, conspiracy, bribery and secret profits.
An experienced litigator and tactician, Claire has been involved with some of the most valuable and hard-fought cases before the English Commercial Court, which invariably include asset tracing and recovery, and the defending or obtaining of freezing and search orders and other associated injunctions. She has considerable experience in dealing with simultaneous civil proceedings and investigations by regulatory and prosecuting authorities both in the UK and abroad.
Claire is known for her exceptional level of client support during what is often a challenging time for them both professionally and personally. She has a renowned ability to navigate and find solutions to the most complex factual and legal issues; a recent client described her as having "an unparalleled focus, an eye for detail and also a top class tactician". Claire is recognised in Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 for civil fraud. She is recommended as a Global Leader for Asset Recovery in WWL and a Thought Leader in GIR 2019.
In addition to her caseload, Claire is the Co-Training Principal at her Firm and is a non-executive director of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the London Chamber of Arbitration.
Claire sits on the C5 Fraud Asset & Tracing Advisory Board, is a former chairperson of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association (YFLA), a current member of the Fraud Lawyers Association (FLA) and the Fraud Women's Network (FWN), a co-founder of her Firm's Criminal Law Panel and acts as a supervising solicitor. She is a frequent contributor to the legal press and has an M.A. in criminology.