Claire Cooper > Chambers of David Josse KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of David Josse KC
5 St Andrews Hill
LONDON
EC4V 5BZ
England
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Work Department

Claire practices in all areas of crime, with a particular focus on fraud. She has significant experience of large, multi-handed and complex cases, whilst maintaining her expertise in serious sex and drugs cases.

Position

Claire practices in all areas of crime, with a particular focus on fraud. She has significant experience of large, multi-handed and complex cases, whilst maintaining her expertise in serious sex and drugs cases.

Claire has acted in a number of multi-handed fraud cases including a 12-defendant conspiracy to steal/convert criminal proceeds and recently as counsel in a multi defendant case involving large mortgage frauds committed over a substantial period of time.  Claire has also acted on cases involving the fraudulent submission of VAT repayments in excess of £1.5m, car-ringing and the removal of criminal proceeds from the jurisdiction.  Claire prides herself upon meticulous case preparation and the ability to absorb and dissect complex fraud structures.

Claire was seconded to a private prosecution law firm specialising in “Fraud: white collar-crime” as in-house Counsel to deal with a complex Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) case worth in excess of £23m, involving a defendant in a foreign jurisdiction.

Claire is a Grade 2 prosecutor and has been instructed as Specialist Disclosure Counsel in large fraud cases.

Claire has considerable experience of rape and serious sexual offences prosecutions having prosecuted numerous rapes and cases concerning the sexual abuse of children. She has dealt with many cases involving historical sexual abuse and a number involving intermediaries.

Claire has been commended for her trial advocacy, particularly in cases involving young and vulnerable witnesses.

Career

Claire was called to the Bar in 2002.
Claire is a Grade 2 prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

Prior to joining the Bar as a practicing barrister, Claire worked for a number of years at the Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office with a strong emphasis on multi-handed MTIC frauds.

Memberships

  • Criminal Bar Association