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Allison Clare QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Financial Crime , Financial Crime: Corporates
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Financial Crime - London (Bar)

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Allison Clare QC
Renowned for her lengthy experience advising on financial crime. Recent cases handled have involved the trading of financial instruments and allegations of market manipulation, bribery and corruption. She wins frequent instructions from corporate clients and from the SFO, and has an impressive balance of prosecution and defence work. Clare has notable expertise in matters involving deferred prosecution agreements.
Strengths: "She is a very good tactician and can spot the points that others do not. She has a keen attention to detail and is very meticulous. She injects into litigation a high level of integrity and discipline because of her breadth of knowledge." "She is really easygoing but remarkably hard-working." "Breathtakingly smart and brilliant with her written advice."
Recent work: Defended a company director charged with fraud and perverting the course of justice in respect of a complex civil dispute.
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Financial Crime: Corporates - London (Bar)

New Silks

Allison Clare QC
Renowned for her lengthy experience advising on financial crime. Recent cases handled have involved the trading of financial instruments and allegations of market manipulation, bribery and corruption. She wins frequent instructions from corporate clients and from the SFO, and has an impressive balance of prosecution and defence work. Clare has notable expertise in matters involving deferred prosecution agreements.
Strengths: "She is a very good tactician and can spot the points that others do not. She has a keen attention to detail and is very meticulous. She injects into litigation a high level of integrity and discipline because of her breadth of knowledge." "She is really easygoing but remarkably hard-working." "Breathtakingly smart and brilliant with her written advice."
Recent work: Defended a company director charged with fraud and perverting the course of justice in respect of a complex civil dispute.
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Practice Areas

Allison specialises in advising corporates and individuals in respect of complex fraud, corruption and money laundering. Notable experience includes advising high profile UK firm on corporate liability for cross jurisdictional money laundering, acting for individual suspects in Unaoil investigation, advising solicitors firms on their POCA obligations, acting in the first and two largest ever Deferred Prosecution Agreements involving worldwide corruption and international cooperation, advising insurers on Bribery Act and AML aspects of settlement, securing acquittal of individual client on allegations of multi million pound rogue trader fraud and advising UK corporates on investigations and obligations as third parties in criminal proceedings. Allison has particular interest and expertise in all aspect of corporate criminal liability, legal professional privilege, POCA reporting offences, complex market frauds, adequate procedures and territorial jurisdiction under the Bribery Act.

Career

BA (Oxon); BCL (Oxon); Call: 1992; Member of Red Lion Chambers since 1993; Silk: 2020.

Professional Memberships

Criminal Bar Association; South Eastern Circuit.

Publications

Writer for "Montgomery & Ormerod on Fraud: Criminal Law and Procedure" (including chapters on privilege) and Archbold.

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