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Clare Tanner

Special Counsel
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Clare Tanner is a special counsel in the commercial disputes practice group. She is involved in the resolution of a broad range of domestic and cross-border commercial disputes with a particular focus on insolvency, banking and finance, fraud and pensions matters.

Professional Background

Clare qualified as a lawyer in 1998 and joined the firm upon qualification.

Insolvency
  • Acting for the Receivers of a Cayman Fund pursuing losses suffered by a Cayman segregated fund established for the purposes of providing litigation funding to UK law firms.  Obtaining a Worldwide Freezing Order and Chabra Orders and pursuing claims in fraud against a number of corporate and individual defendants: JP SPC 4 and Others v. Timothy Schools and Others [2013] EWHC 4248 (Ch)and JP SPC 4 and Others v. Timothy Schools and Others (Defendants) and (1) Claire Schools (2) Solis International Foundation (Respondents) [2013] EWHC 4156 (Ch)
  • Acting for a property holding company in the defence of proceedings brought by Liquidators of a Cayman company
  • Acting for a trading company in the defence of proceedings brought by the Receivers of a New Zealand company
  • Acting for a Liquidator in a claim against the former directors of a property development company for misfeasance and wrongful trading: Philip Roberts (Liquidator of Onslow Ditchling Limited) -v- (1) Peter Frohlich (2) Godfrey Spanner [2011] EWHC 257 (Ch)
  • Acting for liquidators in a claim against the company's former liquidators and solicitors for misfeasance and negligence
  • Acting for liquidators in a claim against the former directors and professional advisers of an overseas company for misfeasance and breach of fiduciary duty arising from an underlying fraud
  • Acting for Liquidators in a claim against the company's former insurers and brokers
Banking and Finance
  • Acting on disputes arising from structured finance transactions
  • Acting for an investment bank to defend a substantial claim arising from an IPO
  • Acting for a company on the English law aspects of a cross-border dispute concerning guarantee liability and associated security
  • Acting on a negligence claim by a bank against its former solicitors arising from defects in transaction documentation
  • Acting for a bank to defeat a challenge to a personal guarantee
  • Defending a bank against a claim alleging breach of trust and negligent misrepresentation
  • Acting on a claim against a bank for misuse of confidential information following the withdrawal of an offer of a £100 million loan facility
  • Acting for a corporate in obtaining a freezing order against a provider of forex services and advising on subsequent claims against a bank
  • Defeating a claim against a bank for recovery of the bank's fees for the provision of a £10 million facility: Oakscope Limited (formerly Pollway Nominees Limited) & others -v- (1) HSBC London Limited (2) Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited [2002] EWCA Civ 1992
  • Acting for Barclays Bank in the decisive House of Lords case on undue influence and the grant of security: Royal Bank of Scotland -v- Etridge (No2) [2001] UKHL 44
 Pensions
  • Defending a multi-million pound claim arising from allegedly defective scheme documentation, scheme valuations and record keeping by a pensions consultancy firm
  • Defending a financial services firm against a claim arising from allegedly defective investment advice on the transfer of pension scheme assets
  • Defending a pensions consultancy firm again a claim arising from an alleged failure to provide investment advice to a pension scheme
  • Defending a financial services firm against a claim arising from an alleged failure to redeem a financial instrument
  • Acting for the trustees and principal and participating employers of a pension scheme on a claim against their former solicitors and actuaries arising from Barber equalisation
  • Defending a financial services firm against a claim arising from the provision of advice on transfer to a personal pension scheme: Shore -v- Sedgwick Financial Services Limited [2008] EWCA Civ 863
  • Defending a pensions consultancy firm against a claim arising from alleged defects in a trust deed
Other
  • Multi-million pound claim brought by the Trustees of Wasps Football Club arising from the negligent under-valuation of their ground