You are here

Claire Nicholas

Claire Nicholas

Associate

Claire is a commercial litigator specialising in banking and financial services disputes.

Share

Experience

Claire is an associate based in London with experience in commercial litigation, arbitration and contentious regulatory matters. Claire has a specific focus on advising financial institutions on a wide range of contentious matters. 

Claire has spent time on secondment to our Tokyo office and on secondment to a global investment bank.  Claire has obtained Rights of Audience (Civil) for the Higher Courts of England & Wales.

Claire's experience includes advising:

  • Société Générale in relation to a US$1.5 billion claim by the Libyan Investment Authority in relation to a series of derivative trades. The claim was successfully settled
  • A large UK retail bank in relation to a voluntary remediation exercise arising out of criminal proceedings, associated disputes and a regulatory investigation.

 

Background

Claire read Classics at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and completed the GDL and LPC at BPP University. 

Claire trained with Herbert Smith Freehills in London and qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2015.