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Claire Staddon  

Practice Overview


Claire has a broad background in general and commercial Chancery litigation and advisory work, including a wide range of business and private contractual disputes, company, partnership and insolvency (both corporate and individual), civil fraud, forgery, shams and undue influence, property disputes, will construction and issues arising in the administration of estates.

 

 Some of Claire’s recent cases involve:

  • Enforcement of overseas judgment in England
  • Unjust enrichment of the Crown
  • Challenge to trustee in bankruptcy’s disclaimer of bankrupt’s home
  • Disputed terms of management consultant’s corporate funding
  • Breach of commercial storage services contract
  • Challenge to appointment and acts of a Law of Property Act receiver of development land
  • Judicial review of Definitive Map Modification Order (led by George Laurence QC).  The case is currently on appeal to the Court of Appeal
  • Challenge to trustees’ non-exercise of discretion in favour of a discretionary beneficiary
  • Girlfriend’s claim for financial provision from deceased partner’s estate
  • Challenge to bailiffs’ seizure of third party’s goods in third party’s premises
  • Claim to shares in development companies
  • Surrender and re-grant of residential leases
  • Solicitors’ negligence in conducting litigation

 

Claire welcomes instructions directly from insolvency practitioners, chartered secretaries, accountants and others acting under the Licensed Access scheme.  She is also qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public under the Public Access scheme.  For further information on Claire’s Public Access scheme work, please click here. Claire is happy to discuss without charge whether a particular case is suitable to proceed under the Licensed Access scheme or the Public Access scheme.

 

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  • Commercial Litigation
    • Commercial Chancery

      Claire has been involved in a variety of contract and commercial issues and litigation, including matters relating to contractual and business disputes, forgery, fraud, shams and undue influence as well as general company and insolvency litigation.

       

      The types of work she has done in this field vary widely, from litigation about EU emissions trading contracts concerning Deutsche Bank in the Commercial Court to advising on sham investment schemes involving Russia, Europe and Asia.

       

  • Company
    • Claire has been involved in numerous company and insolvency matters, dating back to matters arising out of the collapse of BCCI, including fraud, directors' abuse of position and breach of duty, directors' disqualification, issues arising in liquidation, administration, receivership and bankruptcy, shareholders' disputes, shareholders' agreements, unfair prejudice and members' winding-up.  In addition she has acted and advised in relation to diverse corporate and commercial contracts and dealings.

       

  • Insolvency
    • Claire has been involved in numerous company and insolvency matters, dating back to matters arising out of the collapse of BCCI, including fraud, directors' abuse of position and breach of duty, directors' disqualification, issues arising in liquidation, administration, receivership and bankruptcy, shareholders' disputes, shareholders' agreements, unfair prejudice and members' winding-up.  In addition she has acted and advised in relation to diverse corporate and commercial contracts and dealings.

       

  • Property
    • Claire has recently been heavily involved on behalf of landowners and members of the public alike in numerous disputes over a variety of proposed developments of open land for large residential and public infrastructure projects.

       

      As part of this work Claire has been involved in statutory challenges and judicial review proceedings in the High Court. 

       

  • Trusts and Estates
    • Claire has acted and advised in numerous estates matters, including cases concerning the construction of wills and will trusts, administration of estates, family provision claims and delinquent personal representatives and trustees.

       

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