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Claire-Marie Cornford Managing Associate

Contact Information

+44 20 3321 6250

Personal Profile

Claire-Marie is a Managing Associate in Mishcon Private specialising in trust and succession disputes. She has a background in private and commercial litigation dealing with disputes across a range of sectors including banking, financial services and media.

Claire-Marie specialises in trust, estate and succession disputes. She advises private individuals, trustees, trust corporations, executors, administrators and beneficiaries in all manner of disputes in the UK and internationally including will disputes and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

The Legal 500 has described Claire-Marie as 'one to watch' (2015), 'a specialist in family trusts', 'a very safe pair of hands' and as providing 'useful input on strategic decisions' (2014).

Claire-Marie is a leading member of our multi-disciplinary Luxury Assets Group, which advises individuals and businesses on the buying, selling, structuring and protection of luxury assets across the globe.

key experience

  • A.H. Baldwin and Sons Ltd & Others v. His Excellency Sheik Saud Bin Mohammed Bin Al-Thani [2012] EWHC 3156 (QB): Obtaining a worldwide asset-freezing injunction against Sheikh Saud Al-Thani, a member of the royal family of Qatar and one of the world's most prolific collectors of art and antiquities.
  • Wilson v. Dodd [2012] EWHC 3727 (Ch): Obtaining judgment for an American investor who was induced to invest in an English business due to a fraudulent misrepresentation.
  • Singellos v Singellos [2010] EWHC 2353 (Ch) (The Times, 22 December 2010) : A multi-jurisdictional contentious probate dispute which extended a 19th Century legal principle relating to the necessary mental capacity to execute a will (Parker v Felgate) to documents executed to effect lifetime transfers to offshore companies.
  • Walbrook Trustees (Jersey) Ltd & Ors v Fattal [2007] EWHC 2808 [2008] EWHC 991 [2008] EWHC Civ 427: Strike out of a claim against professional trustees for abuse of process.

career history

Managing Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Associate, Mishcon de Reya
Solicitor, Mishcon de Reya
Solicitor, Fladgate LLP
Trainee, Fladgate LLP (formerly Fladgate Fielder)
Paralegal, Harvey Ingram LLP
LPC, College of Law, Birmingham
LLB, University of Leicester