Clare Barnard


Clare Barnard


London | 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, UK EC4V 4QQ
+44 20 7184 7541 | +44 20 7184 7001


Clare Barnard focuses her practice on white collar crime, with experience in advising individuals, corporate entities and trusts on matters relating to corruption, fraud and financial regulation. Ms. Barnard also has related experience in advising clients on civil actions for fraud and asset recovery.

In March 2020, Ms. Barnard was part of the team awarded “Investigation Team of the Year” at the C5 Women in Compliance Awards for Dechert’s work on the Airbus investigation. She was also recognized in Dechert’s 2019 peer recognition program for the Exceptional Teachers award and is co-chair of Dechert’s London chapter of the Global Women’s Initiative. 

Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Barnard trained and served as an associate in the dispute resolution practice of another international U.S. law firm.

  • Oxford University, B.A. (Hons), Philosophy, Politics and Economics, 2010
  • BPP Law School, Graduate Diploma in Law, 2011, with Distinction
  • BPP Law School, Legal Practice Course, 2012, with Distinction
  • England and Wales
  • Airbus SE in a global investigation into allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption, and subsequent coordinated settlements with the UK Serious Fraud Office, French Parquet National Financier, U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of State.
  • A global corporate investigating allegations of corruption within its UK operations.
  • Finance professionals in the context of a market-wide investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority.
  • A private equity group in High Court proceedings brought as a class action by investors involving allegations of fraud and breach of duty.
  • The holder of a major art collection and related trust in a multi-jurisdictional dispute for fraud and breach of settlement.
  • Liquidators of a Cayman fund securing $US22.5 million assets for claims relating to procurement of secret commissions and breach of fiduciary duty.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.