Clara joined Chambers in September 2014 on the successful completion of her pupillage.
She was supervised by Benjamin Parker, Jawdat Khurshid, Timothy Kenefick and James Brocklebank. She is developing a broad commercial practice in line with Chambers’ profile, and is happy to accept instructions as sole counsel or being led. Recently, Clara has acted as sole counsel for the applicant in a full-day s. 30 challenge to the jurisdiction of an arbitrator. She is currently instructed as junior to Robert Bright QC and Marcus Mander in the expedited appeal from the decision of Males J in The “Res Cogitans”, the test case brought following the collapse of the world’s largest bunker supplier, OW Bunker. During her first year of tenancy, Clara has appeared in arbitration, the High Court and the Court of Appeal, and has been led by various members of Chambers, including the Head of Chambers, Gavin Kealey QC. In July 2014, Clara spent two weeks in the shipping group of a major city solicitor. Clara read History at Lincoln College, Oxford (First Class). Later, she completed the GDL at City University (Distinction) and the BPTC at BPP Law School (Outstanding). In 2012, she returned to Oxford to read for the BCL (Distinction). If you are interested in instructing Clara, please contact the clerks.