Allison Clare


Allison Clare conducts a wide range of criminal cases but her practice is now primarily focused on complex fraud and confiscation work. Her fraud work encompasses FSMA and other markets-based offences.

Allison is currently instructed to represent the legal interests of Lloyds bank in their capacity as a third party in a large ongoing fraud and corruption case. She recently undertook a similar role for UBS bank in respect of the widely reported trial and conviction of a former employee for unauthorised trading: R v Adoboli. She has also recently advised a large, corporate client on overseas corruption and self reporting issues.

Allison has experience of Judicial Review and other civil proceedings arising in connection with large fraud investigations. She also conducts disciplinary cases on behalf of the General Medical Council (MPTS).

Allison is currently instructed by the Financial Services Authority, Serious Fraud Office, CPS organised crime and CPS Fraud Prosecution Division.

Areas of Practice


Year Qualified



Bachelor of Civil Law (University of Oxford)
BA Law (University of Oxford)


Journal of Criminal Law Editorial Board
Fraud Advisory Panel
South Eastern Circuit
Criminal Bar Association