Allison Clare QC has been announced as a finalist for the coveted ‘Barrister of the Year’ category in this year’s The Lawyer Awards 2020. She is one of only seven female barristers to take silk at the Criminal Bar this year.
In March this year, she graced an all-female led cover of The Lawyer Magazine for a feature entitled ‘New QCs at a time of change: the silks of 2020’ where she talks about her journey in Law, the obstacles women face and the decrease in numbers applying for the Bar. Indeed, this year saw a 3% drop in women applying for Silk.
As one of the leading Fraud Silks at the Bar, Allison specialises in all aspects of corporate and individual white-collar crime, acting in criminal cases and advising major corporate clients. She also currently represents a number of individuals who are suspects in ongoing SFO corruption investigations as well as having acted in the ICBC Standard Bank and Rolls Royce deferred prosecution agreements and most recently played a key role in the £3billion global corruption settlement with Airbus SE.
Shortlisted alongside Allison Clare QC in the category include Andrew Butler QC (Tanfield Law) Ben Collins QC (Old Square Chambers) Claire Darwin (Matrix) Jude Bunting (Doughty St) Lord Pannick QC (Blackstone Chambers) Monice Feira-Tinta (Twenty Essex) and Patrick Green QC (Henderson Bar).
The Lawyer Awards are the leading awards initiative within the legal calendar and one of the largest celebrations of legal excellence in Europe. It brings together 1,200 private practice lawyers and senior corporate counsel, rewarding best practice and celebrate excellence across the legal industry.
The Virtual Events ceremony will take place for the first time digitally on Tuesday 3rd Nov.
For more info please see: [The Lawyer Magazine]