Claire is a Partner and recognised leader in the field of employment law.
She has over 18 years’ experience as an employment lawyer and is commended by clients for her clear, strategic and sensitive advice. Ranked as a leading individual in the Chambers Guide 2022 and the Legal 500 2022 for her work for senior executives, Claire is described as “outstanding – she gives trusted counsel and has a solutions-driven approach”; “She is a very reassuring person to have on your case.” She is also recommended as a Global Leader in Labour & Employment Law in Who’s Who Legal.
Claire acts for senior executives, professionals, directors and LLP members in a variety of sectors. She regularly advises on senior exits, working closely with her clients to achieve their objectives and is very familiar with the issues which arise for clients in regulated sectors such as financial services, the law and healthcare, including the NHS. She is skilled at reaching favourable negotiated outcomes where appropriate as well as fighting high value cases in the Employment Tribunal and High Court.
Claire has a particular interest in issues facing women at work including pregnancy and maternity discrimination, equal pay and sexual harassment. Claire frequently advises individuals with physical and mental health conditions in relation to disability discrimination and income protection disputes. She is expert at assisting her clients to navigate internal grievance and disciplinary processes.
Claire is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars both nationally and internationally and is a “go-to” media commentator on employment law issues, having appeared on BBC TV and radio, Sky News, Channel 4, ITV and been quoted in the national press.
Claire is qualified in England & Wales and in Ireland. She is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association (Labor & Employment Law Section) and the London Irish Lawyers Association.
Outside of work, Claire enjoys travelling, yoga, theatre and spending time with family and friends.