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Mishcon de Reya LLP, Claire Broadbelt, London, ENGLAND

Claire Broadbelt

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Dispute Resolution - Fraud Defence


Claire is a Partner in the Fraud Defence Group in the Dispute Resolution department. She 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.

Claire's work involves driving the firm's biggest and high-profile cases, which invariably include asset tracing and recovery, and the defending or issuing of freezing and search orders and other associated injunctions.  She represents clients that operate in a broad range of sectors including banking, IT, retail and property.  Her clients are also often involved in simultaneous investigations by regulatory and prosecuting authorities both in the UK and abroad and her work generally is often international in nature. She has advised in major cases with prosecutors in Hungary and Italy, including working with teams of international lawyers advising several City of London bankers in proceedings brought by the Italian regulator. Claire has a wealth of experience in executing and defending search and seizure Orders and has been instructed as a Supervising Solicitor.  She has acted for a number of individuals and businesses seeking the return of money and other valuable property seized by various regulatory or criminal authorities internationally.

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 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 the 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. 


Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP; Associate, Mishcon de Reya; Assistant, Mishcon de Reya
Qualified, Peters & Peters


Former chairperson of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association (YFLA); Fraud Lawyers' Association, Fraud Women's Network; Female Fraud Forum; London Criminal Court Solicitors' Association; Co-founder of the firm's Criminal Law Panel


Scarman Centre for the Study of Public Order, University of Leicester (Criminology, MA); University of Leicester (LLB Law (Hons))

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