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Clementine Dowley

Senior Associate
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Clementine is a Senior Associate specialising in contentious trusts and estates and commercial litigation.

She is recommended in both fields by The Legal 500 2024.

Clementine is particularly experienced in matters involving complex corporate / trust structures, company law issues and multi-jurisdictional elements, having begun her career as a corporate solicitor specialising in private equity and also spent time on secondment at the investment funds Oaktree Capital and Hambro Perks.

Clementine trained and qualified at Weil Gotshal & Manges, practising there and subsequently at Farrer & Co before joining Payne Hicks Beach in 2022.

She read English at Cambridge before completing the GDL and LPC (both with Distinction) and also has Higher Rights of Audience.

Speaking engagements:

5 October 2023: “Stress-testing trust processes and structures: can anything be bombproof?” Clementine will be speaking on this topic at the ThoughtLeaders4 Private Client Conference in Jersey alongside James Lister of Stevens & Bolton and Judith Swinhoe-Standen of Stewarts.

6 July 2023: “Getting Caught in the Cross-Fire: The Increasing Intersection Between the Trusts World and Criminal Enforcement”. Clementine spoke at the Informa Connect Transcontinental Trusts Conference in Bermuda alongside Nicolas Bourtin at Sullivan & Cromwell and Robert Avis of Charles Russell Speechlys.

1 March 2023: “You’ve got the power… or have you?” Clementine gave a seminar to the Contentious Trusts Association on the Privy Council’s decision in Grand View Private Trust Co. Ltd v Wong [2022] UKPC 47 alongside Luke Richardson of Baker McKenzie and Stephanie Thompson of Serle Court.



08 March 2023: Divorce and dissolution – fastening trust assets when a beneficiary ties the knot

31 March 2023: Insolvent trusts and trustee indemnities: a pari passu approach

19 January 2023: When should a retiring trustee seek a contractual indemnity?