Overview of Practice
Clare has been ranked in and listed as a leading individual in Crime (Leader in the Field) in the 2020 edition of the Chambers & Partners Directory for the Bar (following entries in the 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 editions). Clare is a door tenant in Chambers and is the Programme Leader for the full time BPTC in London and tutor at BPP.
Clare has also been ranked in the 2019 edition of Legal 500 as a Leading Junior in Crime (London).
Clare has a strong practice in serious complex crime, with a specialism in fraud and financial crime. This has included complex fraud, corruption, multi-million pound money laundering, e-banking fraud, direct taxation offences including PAYE and VAT, allegations of Cheating the Public Revenue, Conspiracy to defraud, Corporation Tax fraud and pension fund divestment fraud. Clare was instructed by BCL Solicitors LLP in a pre-charge investigation. Clare was instructed in the course of 2018 by the Financial Conduct Authority as LPP review Counsel.
Clare has particular expertise in being instructed in cases alleging offences of rape and serious sexual offences, including representing those accused of sexually assaulting young children and multiple complainant familial historic sexual abuse. Clare is regularly instructed to defend cases concerning sexual offences on a private fee basis. Clare is a Facilitator trainer which qualifies her to train advocates in the programme of Advocacy and the Vulnerable.
Clare is a member of the Crown Prosecution Service list of Specialist Rape Prosecutors and has experience of advising the Crown Prosecution Service pre-charge.