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Chambers of Brian Green QC
Wilberforce Chambers
8 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3QP
England

Position

Described as a ‘powerful advocate’, Clare is an experienced commercial chancery practitioner, well-known and highly regarded for contentious trust litigation, commercial and professional liability cases. Often instructed on behalf of PLC’s or high net-worth individuals in respect of large-scale and bitterly fought litigation, Clare is ‘praised for her grasp of detail’ and as someone ‘who is not afraid to take on challenging the odds’. Clare’s cases often involve allegations of misrepresentation, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.

Career

Called 1994, Middle Temple; QC 2015.

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association; COMBAR; INSOL.

Education

King’s School, Ely; Downing College, Cambridge (BA Hons); Adelaide, Australia (BEc).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 5

Clare Stanley QCWilberforce ChambersClare is technically brilliant, really easy to work with and great on her feet.

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Clare Stanley QCWilberforce ChambersAn outstanding and well-liked practitioner who cuts to the chase quickly and always gives exemplary advice. Clare is willing to take a chance on cases which others would dismiss.

London Bar > Insolvency

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 5

Clare Stanley QCWilberforce ChambersClare has a real ability to cut through the detail and identify the heart of the issues before proposing simply distilled and clear counter-arguments and solutions.

London Bar > Offshore

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Clare Stanley QCWilberforce ChambersA highly skilled and utterly fearless advocate, and a first choice for representation in any contentious trusts or estate situation.

One of the pre-eminent offshore sets‘, Wilberforce Chambers has a presence across all of the principal offshore jurisdictions, with expertise in company-related litigation and seen as ‘one of the strongest in the area of trusts.Thomas Lowe QC, John Wardell QC and 2020 silk Andrew Mold QC are acting for different parties in a case regarding an application to wind-up the Torchlight investment fund, which is now one of the longest-running recent Cayman Island cases. Clare Stanley QC is acting for the joint official liquidators of Ardent in BDO (Cayman) Ltd v Ardent Harmony Fund Inc (in Official Liquidation), while David Phillips QC is representing the former party in the politically sensitive litigation Estate Management and Business Development Co Ltd v Namalco Construction Services Ltd & Ors. On the junior side, Graeme Halkerston continues to impress, recently acting for liquidators of Global Steel Holdings in recovery investigations.

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Clare Stanley QCWilberforce ChambersA skilled advocate who builds great relationships with clients. Clare combines a down to earth approach with an encyclopaedic and authoritative knowledge of trusts law. She is thoroughly across the detail yet maintains a clear strategic focus and is completely committed to pursuing the best result for the client.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Clare Stanley QCWilberforce ChambersClare is a total star. She is a fierce cross-examiner, super-smart, hard working and gets to the key issues instantly. She can quickly break down the most complicated of cases into comprehensible parts.

Stellar setWilberforce Chambers garners praise for its ‘quality and strength in depth‘. The ‘top class‘ team stands out for its expertise in handling negligence claims pertaining to pensions and property, and has also been kept busy acting in claims against a range of professionals, including solicitors, barristers, accountants and tax advisers. Jonathan Seitler QC is representing 54 investor claimants in a group action against a firm of solicitors concerning investments in student accommodation in Yorkshire. Clare Stanley QC, ‘an impressive advocate‘ with ‘a compelling courtroom style‘, has established strength in handling cases regarding alleged negligence in relation to the trusts sector. In January 2021, Joanna Smith QC was appointed to the High Court bench.