Wilberforce Chambers

Clare Stanley QC

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Strengths

Clare Stanley QC
Represents a broad range of professionals in high-value negligence claims, including legal, financial, accountancy and insolvency practitioners. She is often involved in cases featuring highly complex and technical elements, especially in relation to trust law and fraud. She is regularly instructed to act on behalf of high-profile law firms and additionally represents claimants against lawyers.
"Meticulously prepared for trials and always gives you complete confidence. She is on top of everything and very good at dealing with witnesses. She's the big gun you bring in when you need firepower for tough cases."
Recent work: Acted for Taylor Wessing, defending a claim for allegedly negligent tax planning advice given in relation to the setting up of a disabled person's trust.

Strengths

Clare Stanley QC
Has a broad chancery practice and is an expert in civil fraud and insolvency cases. She is a forceful advocate who is admired for her ability to identify the good and bad points in a case with objectivity. Stanley is regularly instructed in cases relating to breach of trust and fiduciary duty, cross-border insolvency and fraud.
"Shows outstanding ability and dedication when handling complex, commercial, multi-jurisdictional work." "She is very cool, calm and collected, and a force to be reckoned with."
Recent work: Acted for the main defendant, of eleven, against a claim alleging breach of a pledge over shares in a Cyprus company.

Strengths

Clare Stanley QC
Focuses her practice on contentious trusts and probate litigation on both a domestic and international scale. She has significant experience of handling offshore disputes and numerous 1975 Act claims. Stanley has in-depth expertise in cases involving fiduciary duty and major fraud allegations.
"Meticulously prepared for trial and someone who always gives you complete confidence, she's a big gun whom you bring in for tough cases." "Advocacy-wise, she is really good at judging the courtroom and how judges will react."
Recent work: Represented beneficiaries of a large trust, which included a portfolio of properties, who are suing their uncle and aunt, acting as trustees, for misappropriation of funds.