Clare is an experienced corporate tax lawyer who has substantial and diverse experience of tax matters gained both within law and accounting practices. Her practice focuses on U.K. taxation, including the interaction of U.K. and foreign taxes. Clare handles all areas of corporate taxation, both structural and transactional, and the associated personal tax issues together with tax-efficient employee incentive schemes. In addition, Clare advises upon indirect tax matters.

Clare has developed particular expertise in the following industry sectors, Automotive; Banking and Finance; Consumer/industrial products; Property; and Retail.

  • Large US companies
  • Automotive companies
  • Banking/finance companies
  • Consumer/industrial products
  • Oil/Gas and Mining companies
  • Property
  • Retail companies
  • e-LLM in US Taxation from NYU – May 2017
  • Chartered Institute of Tax – ADIT Taxation of upstream Oil and Gas paper – June 2015
  • CEDR Accredited Mediator (course taken with HMRC) – September 2013
  • Chartered Institute of Tax – ADIT International Taxation paper 1 prize winner – June 2012
  • The New York State Bar Exams and admitted April 2011 – July 2010
  • The Law Society of England and Wales. Admitted as Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales – 1 June 2004
  • The College of Law, Guildford Diploma in Legal Practice – 2001 – 2003
  • Chartered Institute of Tax CTA – 1998
  • Chartered Institute of Tax ATT – 1996
  • PhD studentship jointly funded by ESRC/HMRC/HM Treasury to research tax avoidance and looking at systemic transfer pricing in the oil and gas industry (started October 2015 and ongoing) at Tax Administration Research Centre (TARC) Exeter University.

Previous law firms

  • Ford Motor Company – In-house counsel
  • Hogan Lovells – Senior Associate
  • Hogan & Hartson
  • SJ Berwin
  • Osborne Clarke
  • KPMG



  • Lancaster University – LLM in Law and History
  • Durham University – BA Joint (Hons) in Law and politics
  • Southgate Comprehensive School

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