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Chambers of Oliver Blunt QC & Sally O'Neill QC

32 FURNIVAL STREET, LONDON, EC4A 1JQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7405 3232
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Fax 020 7405 3322
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72 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.furnivalchambers.co.uk
Furnival Chambers (Chambers of Oliver Blunt QC & Sally O'Neill QC), Claire Burtwistle, London, ENGLAND

Claire Burtwistle

Tel:
Work 020 7405 3232
Email:
Furnival Chambers (Chambers of Oliver Blunt QC & Sally O'Neill QC)

Position

Claire is experienced in dealing with a wide range of matters including serious violence, dishonesty, drugs and sexual offences. Her practice is increasingly focused on fraud and confiscation proceedings. She has knowledge beyond her call of white-collar crime, including complex, multi-jurisdictional disclosure matters, cases involving technical expert evidence and ancillary orders. She acts alone and as a led junior. Claire has recently completed a secondment at a leading solicitors’ firm. She acted for the first of six defendants in a $100m international fraud, prosecuted by the SFO. The investigation involved extradition and mutual legal assistance, as well as PII and complicated disclosure issues. Whilst on secondment, Claire dealt with money laundering, market manipulation, insider trading, restraint, forfeiture and asset recovery. She gained experience of applications for Company Directors Disqualification Orders and Serious Crime Prevention Orders. Claire is regularly instructed to prosecute cases brought by local authorities. These include cases brought under the Social Security Administration Act 1992, Protection from Eviction Act 1977, Licensing Act 2003, Trademark Counterfeiting Act 1984 and the consequential proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. She also prosecutes crime and confiscation matters for the CPS. She is a Grade 1 CPS prosecutor. Claire accepts instructions in serious, complex cases in the youth and magistrates’ court, including confiscation enforcement, ASBO applications, RSPCA prosecutions and privately funded motoring cases. She represents prisoners at adjudications before the Independent Adjudicator. Claire is known for her clear, straightforward advice. Her approachable manner, careful case preparation and persuasive advocacy make her popular with solicitors and clients alike. She has a well-deserved reputation for being very good with clients with mental health issues, youths, and professional people. Claire accepts instructions on a direct access basis.

Career

Called 2008, Middle Temple.

Member

Criminal Bar Association; Young Fraud Lawyers Association; Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association; Female Fraud Forum; South Eastern Circuit.

Education

Repton School, University College London (2006 LLB Law); University of London (2007 LLM Law).

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