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Clara Johnson, South Square

Caroline SumnerClara Johnson
Barrister, South Square

Clara is frequently instructed to act for office holders, directors, creditors and individual debtors in all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency.  She has particular experience of provisional liquidations, and of cases where urgent injunctive relief is required, most often, freezing or asset preservation orders, freezing orders against third parties under the Chabra jurisdiction, search orders, orders for disclosure in relation to the whereabouts of assets or the tracing of funds under section 236 of the Insolvency Act and the Bankers Trust jurisdiction.  Clara is frequently instructed on cases which have cross-border elements and acts for foreign office holders in respect of offshore insolvencies.

Clara’s civil fraud practice has particular emphasis on multijurisdictional claims in a range of civil and commercial contexts.  Clara also regularly acts in shareholder and company law disputes, including claims against directors, unfair prejudice petitions, winding up petitions and derivative claims.

She is commended in the legal directories for providing “excellent advice” and as having “incredible” knowledge of the insolvency regime, as well as being “excellent on her feet” and “well-liked by clients”.


04 September 2023

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