Clara Johnson

I have a broad civil fraud practice and have significant experience of claims involving fraudulent trading, VAT, MTIC and “creditor resistance” fraud; misappropriation of company assets by directors; frauds committed by employees against their employers and by professionals against their clients.  I also have significance experience of corporate and personal insolvency law, including all aspects of director’s duties, wrongful trading, misfeasance, unlawful distributions and payment of dividends, transactions at an undervalue, preferences, provisional liquidations, liquidators remuneration, winding up petitions, directors disqualifications and all aspects of bankruptcy.


My work

Some recent cases include:-

- acting for a liquidator in a multi-million pound fraudulent trading claim in relation to a large-scale "creditor resistance" fraud

- acting for a provisional liquidator in relation to a large scale MTIC fraud

- acting for a liquidator in relation to a claim against a company involving VAT and corporation tax fraud

About me

I was called to the Bar in 2005 and have been a tenant at 3 Hare Court since successful completion of my pupillage in 2006.

I am listed as a leading junior in restructuring and insolvency in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500.


What my clients say

Chambers & Partners 2017/Restructuring/ Insolvency: "She is personable and provides practical, timely advice."

Legal 500, 2016/Insolvency: Leading junior: "An excellent, incisive and hardworking junior with a gift for unravelling difficult legal problems."

Chambers & Partners 2016/Restructuring/Insolvency'She deals with papers and advice promptly and her advice is sound and succinct.' 'She's an excellent insolvency lawyer who rolls up her sleeves and really gets stuck into cases. She cares about what she's doing and will go above and beyond to make sure she's covered every angle.' 

Legal 500, 2015/Insolvency - Leading junior'Spots things that others miss'.

Professional & academic

BA (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) University College, Oxford

LLM (with Distinction) (Legal and Political Philosophy) University College, London


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