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Claire Hainsworth, Associate

Claire Hainsworth


Practice areas

  • Financial services disputes and investigations

Practice notes

Claire advises on banking litigation, including mis-selling, fraud and data protection, advising financial institutions on claims issued against them, as well as providing broader strategic advice.

Claire also acts for a cryptocurrency exchange provider dealing with pre-action and post-issue litigation, considering multi-jurisdictional issues, the regulation of cryptoassets and providers, and how causes of action may arise and are resolved in this newly developing area of disputes.

More recently Claire has been involved in pensions litigation, assisting on claims against SIPP providers following the decision in Russell Adams -v- Options UK Personal Pensions LLP, in which this firm acted for Options.

Claire is a member of the firm’s Technology and Payments Associates Group, meeting regularly to discuss updates in the sector and drive focus.  In July, Claire presented a ‘Ten Minute Tech Talk’ at the ‘SCL Back to Basics Conference 2022’ on the pitfalls of cryptocurrency and the volatility of the crypto market.

Qualifications and Education

  • LLM in Professional Legal Practice, 2018 – Distinction
  • Bar Vocational Court, 2010 – Very Competent
  • LLB Law with Criminology, 2009 – 2:1