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Clare Montgomery QC

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Matrix Chambers (Matrix Chambers)

Position

Specialist in criminal, regulatory and fraud law.

Career

For the past 20 years Clare has specialised in dealing with the most demanding and difficult legal cases. She has featured in the starred category of QC’s recommended for crime and fraud for the whole of that period. Formerly a member of the Attorney General’s Panel, Clare has also been concerned in a wide range of public law and due process cases both for and against the Government. Clare was named Crime Silk of the Year in 2013 in the inaugural Legal 500 awards and was Crime Silk of the Year in the 2005 and 2011 Chambers & Partners Bar Awards; she has also twice been nominated as the Lawyer’s barrister of the year and features as one of the Stars at the Bar in Chambers & Partners Guide for 2016. She is Best Lawyers’ 2017 Fraud “Lawyer of the Year”.

Member

CBA; ALBA: Justice.

Education

University College London; Inns of Court School of Law.


Asia Pacific: The English Bar

Fraud and corporate crime

Within: Fraud and corporate crime – Leading silks

Clare Montgomery QC - Matrix Chambers β€˜A London Silk with Hong Kong experience.’

Within: Fraud and corporate crime

Matrix Chambers includes a number of silks known for handling the highest-profile financial crime cases in Hong Kong. Tim Owen QC represented the directors of a fuel company, who were convicted of money laundering and fraud after illegally importing untaxed diesel, in asset recovery proceedings. In a headline case, Clare Montgomery QC defended former Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Donald Tsang, in his corruption trial.

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London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading silks

Clare Montgomery QC - Matrix Chambers β€˜Incredibly bright and extremely popular with clients.’

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Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

Within: Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading silks

Clare Montgomery QC - Matrix Chambers β€˜She is a bit like an Exocet missile and solicitors are glad when she’s on their side.’

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Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

Within: Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading silks

Clare Montgomery QC - Matrix Chambers β€˜Presents clients with what they should actually do, rather than a menu of options.’

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Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading silks

Clare Montgomery QC - Matrix Chambers β€˜A class act with a deserved reputation to go with it.’

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Fraud: crime

Within: Fraud: crime – Leading silks

Clare Montgomery QC - Matrix Chambers β€˜An all-round top-drawer advocate.’

Within: Fraud: crime

Matrix Chambers is particularly noted for cross-border frauds. For example, Clare Montgomery QC is involved in a number of high-profile cases in Hong Kong, while Lord Ken Macdonald QC and Helen Law represented Compass Group in a private prosecution, which was later dismissed, regarding alleged fraud in the company’s Central Asian operations.

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International crime and extradition

Within: International crime and extradition – Leading silks

Clare Montgomery QC - Matrix Chambers β€˜A phenomenon in her own right.’

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