Prue van der Craats | Barrister

Prue is an acknowledged experienced barrister guiding and advising clients across the globe;
qualified as both a UK/EU and Australian barrister offering direct specialist legal advice in the following practice areas;
Prudence-van-der-craats-direct-access-barrister-with-ShenSmith-BarristersYear of Call (England & Wales): 2003
Year of Call (Qatar): 2010
Year of Call (Australia): 2014

Practice Summary:

Chancery, Personal Injury, Commercial & Company Law

Called to the Bar in London, July 2003 and holds direct access. She practiced in the Chancery Division; Commercial and Company Law receiving instructions from Legal 500 firms.  She has developed a strong direct access relationship with her corporate clients.

She has acted for major Banks and Energy Companies in the UK and advised on matters of Company Law, due diligence, company integrity, and intellectual property protection.

Prue regularly advises and appears in all personal injury matters on both the small claims and fast track, including trials, assessment of damages hearings, costs hearings, case management conferences and interim applications. She has experience in a variety of areas including road traffic accidents, employers’ liability, occupiers’ liability, public liability, claims involving children, and health and safety at work.

She is on the panel of counsel for Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office; Crown Prosecutions Service; E energy and has studied with the Securities Institute Compliance and Securities Course. She has a strong International Commercial Practice. She has appeared several times in the Qatar Commercial Court on banking matters and represented clients before the QFC.

Her early practice included prosecution and defence on Criminal matters which has developed her practice of civil fraud and money laundering matters.  In 2007, she was seconded to Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office London where she practiced as a senior lawyer in the Asset forfeiture Division managing high profile Fraud, money laundering, and drug trafficking cases.  Appearing in the High Court and the Crown Court on contempt, confiscation, and restraint for the RCPO.


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