Claire Aston, Associate


Claire graduated in 2006 with a first class honours in law.  On graduating she won a prestigious award for her outstanding work in Intellectual Property.

Claire deals with a variety of cases for local, national and international clients concerning such issues as commercial contracts, professional negligence, construction and building disputes, disputes over the ownership of and rights over property, company and banking disputes.

Since joining Gibson & Co. Claire has conducted a range of complex contentious matters. For example Claire has acted:

  • for an international derivatives trader in a complex, high value, dispute about the alleged mis-valuation of his option book by the bank;
  • for an international bank in defending an action brought by a Portugese company over its investment portfolio including investments in Asset Backed Securities;
  • for a company based in Hong Kong in an action over the Commercial Agents Regulations which involved difficult arguments over jurisdiction;
  • for a Danish national in relation to an investment dispute with a UK based company which involved challenging both limitation and jurisdiction;
  • on several trade mark infringement disputes for local companies and individuals against companies based in the United States; and
  • on several shareholder unfair prejudice actions.

  • Claire also acts for a Premier League football club advising on commercial agreements, sponsorship deals, property and general company matters.

    Away from work Claire enjoys running and has taken part in several Great North Runs and a marathon. She enjoys travelling and recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with her husband. Claire also enjoys playing badminton (badly).

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