Clive Freedman QC is a commercial Silk, a Deputy High Court Judge and was joint head of Littleton Chambers between 2006-2013 His practice areas span civil fraud, commercial litigation, arbitration, banking, company and partnership, and professional negligence; and he is highly ranked in the independent legal directories. Clive has appeared as leading Counsel in numerous CIS cases both in English courts and in international arbitrations. He is also a sought after public speaker in relation to law as well as wider speaking engagements.
Clive is consistently rated as a leading Silk by the Legal Directories in the following fields:
A large part of Clive's practice comprises complex commercial fraud trials usually with a substantial international dimension, most lasting several weeks. He is frequently retained in in energy and precious metals disputes between Russian and CIS oligarchs in the Chancery Division and in international arbitrations as well as acting for high net worth individuals on a broad range of other commercial matters.
He is also an appellate lawyer of great experience, having appeared in the Court of Appeal on about 50 occasions. Examples of work include Clive acting in the guideline case of Dadourian on worldwide freezing injunctions; in the House of Lords solicitor partnership case of Hurst v Bryk.
In the last few years alone, he has been in numerous reported cases. Most recent cases including 4 Eng v Harper  Ch. 91 (damages for loss of chance in fraud cases), 4 Eng v Harper (No.2) BCLC 176 (setting aside transactions prejudicing creditors under Insolvency Act 1986), Noble v Owens  1 W.L.R 2491 (Court of Appeal: impeaching a judgment for fraud in a personal injuries case), Jenington v Assaubayev  EWHC 2351 (Ch) (gold mining interests in Kazakhstan – cross examination - freezing injunctions), Garratt v Mirror Group Newspapers  EWCA Civ 425 (Court of Appeal: role of implied terms in collective agreement) and Alliance v Tishbi  All ER (D) 230 (Apr) (construction and rectification in settlement agreements).