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CLARE STANLEY QC

Call: 1994    QC: 2015

+44 (0)20 7306 0102cstanley@wilberforce.co.uk

Practice Overview

Clare’s practice focuses heavily on three key areas: commercial / business disputes, professional liability, and private client/trust litigation.

Clare is usually instructed in highly contentious and often hostile disputes, and provides advice across the range of areas in which she practices, helping clients to achieve their commercial aims without the need to prolong litigation.

Praised for her written and oral advocacy, she is often involved in actions brought onshore and offshore in litigation involving claims for breach of trust and fiduciary duty, cross-border insolvency and major fraud cases.

Clare is recommended in the directories for: 

  • Commercial litigation 
  • Trusts and Probate 
  • Professional negligence 
  • Offshore 
  • Civil Fraud 
  • Insolvency 

In the 2022 edition of Chambers and Partners, Clare was described as “great on her feet and quickly gets a sense of where the judge is heading.” “She is completely across the finer points of trusts law and never loses sight of the clients’ broader aims. She is a pleasure to work with and delivers excellent results.” Clare is “Unflappable and has brilliant knowledge and experience of the law and the court process generally. She has pretty fearsome cross-examination skills and is a very good tactician.” “She is a go-to barrister for any professional negligence case with chancery issues.” While The Legal 500 2022 praises Clare as“a skilled advocate who builds great relationships with clients.” “She is a fierce cross-examiner, super-smart, hard working and gets to the key issues instantly.” She’s“Technically brilliant, really easy to work with and great on her feet.” “Clare is willing to take a chance on cases which others would dismiss.“ She is “a highly skilled and utterly fearless advocate, and a first choice for representation in any contentious trusts or estate situation.”