Claire Lipworth | London | Hogan Lovells

Claire Lipworth

Partner Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment



Lipworth Claire

Claire Lipworth
Lipworth Claire
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"Claire makes clients feel supported by executing well thought through strategies”"

Legal 500 2021

"Claire has the rare advantage of having worked at the highest level for both prosecution and defence in the most significant corporate crime cases of the last 25 years" (Legal 500 2021). Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, as Chief Criminal Counsel she headed up the criminal prosecution function at the UK financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority; before that she was a partner at a leading UK law firm in London focusing on white collar crime. Her combined prosecution and defence experience allows her to bring a unique insight to her work. 

Claire “offers particular strength in investigations into money laundering, corruption and bribery and is noted for prior experience at the FCA. Claire Lipworth is totally on top of her subject matter” (Chambers UK 2023). She focuses on money laundering, fraud, false accounting, bribery and market abuse. As a member of the Crisis Leadership Team Claire helps clients with internal investigations and external investigations conducted by UK enforcement agencies and regulators, and works closely with colleagues abroad on cross-border matters. She also guides companies and financial institutions in respect of financial crime compliance, including preparing policies and processes and providing training. 

Claire also advises on criminal health and safety matters.

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"Claire makes clients feel supported by executing well thought through strategies”"

Legal 500 2021

Representative experience

Internal investigation for a firm into allegations of false accounting following a whistle-blower report.
Proceeds of crime advice to a variety of financial institutions and corporate clients.
Representing individuals in the SFO's bribery investigations into Petrofac, Unaoil and ENRC.
Drafting AML rules for an international financial centre.
Advising a variety of clients on financial crime issues arising from Canadian cannabis business.
Conducting risk assessments relating to 'failure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion'.
AML advice to retail banks and wealth managers.
Helping a number of regulated firms with FCA financial crime supervisory issues.
Advising a number of companies and financial institutions on 'failure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion' procedures.
Advising an international bank in relation to an FCA AML investigation.
Acting for a number of individuals in FCA insider dealing investigations.


  • LL.B., Manchester University, 1989


Financial Crime: Corporates

Chambers UK

Hall of Fame: Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime

Legal 500 UK

Thought Leader: Business Crime Defence

Who's Who Legal

Thought Leader: Investigations

Who's Who Legal



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