Clare qualified as a solicitor in October 2014 and joined BDBF in January 2018.
Clare advises employees on workplace issues such as performance management, disciplinaries, grievance proceedings and redundancy consultations. She frequently advises employees suffering from work-related stress. The processes can often lead to negotiated exits which Clare has frequently advised on, both in relation to the legal and practical issues arising when employment is terminated.
Clare has experience of advising employees on the scope and effect of their contractual post-termination restrictions and negotiating their reach. In the Employment Tribunal she has acted for individuals bringing claims of unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistleblowing.
In the partnership context Clare, has experience advising LLP members on their exit from a partnership.
For employers, Clare offers wide ranging advice from drafting standard documents such as contracts of employment and staff handbooks to advising on specific issues, such as the conduct of disciplinary proceedings, sickness absence, redundancy processes and enforcing post-termination restrictions. Clare has experience of advising private employers in relation to the employment of domestic staff.
Clare is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.
Outside of work Clare enjoys running, travelling, having dinner with friends and watching speedway – her team, the Workington Comets, won the treble in 2018.