Claire is an experienced property litigator within the dispute resolution department. She undertakes a broad range of property dispute resolution cases and specialises in commercial and residential landlord and tenant matters, acting for both private individuals and large commercial PLCs.
Claire’s clients are mainly landlord and tenants, property owners and developers. Her practice includes providing advice and assistance in the following matters:
• landlords and tenants in relation to lease renewals, assignments and under-leases, dilapidation’s and repairs, rent reviews, rent and service charge recovery and property insolvency
• advising property owners in respect of boundary disputes, party walls, restrictive covenants and easements, rights of way, rights of light, adverse possession and compulsory purchase
• advising developers with issues arising from contracts and options, development and funding agreements, restrictive covenants and easements, trespass and nuisance, highways, party walls and rights of light and rights of way
Claire trained at Linklaters in London and was admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2003.
Claire is a member of the Property Litigation Association, Women in Property and also a member of the PACT Committee (Professional Arbitration on Court Terms) scheme which enables clients to resolve lease renewal disputes through arbitration rather than the court process.
Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
Claire is married with two sons and her interests include ski-ing, cycling, music, good food and wine.
Claire is a UK Legal 500 2020 Recommended Lawyer within ‘Commercial Litigation’.
She is noted in the UK Legal 500 2020 edition within ‘Commercial Litigation’ as standing out ‘for being hard working and focused on achieving a client’s objective’. She has previously been noted for being ‘great with clients and approachable and helpful’.