Claire is a director in the family team specialising in the financial aspects of high value divorce and separation. She is widely respected for her significant expertise and handling of very complex matters. Trained also as a collaborative lawyer, Claire can offer non-adversarial dispute resolution options to her clients when appropriate.
Described as ‘an impeccable adviser in children and financial remedy proceedings’ by the Legal 500, Claire has a broad practice which extends into private children work, where she handles complex and challenging disputes concerning matters such as residence, contact and welfare issues involving children, including relocation work at both domestic and international level. Her Legal 500 profile can be found here.
Claire has also been listed in the presitigious Spear’s 500 index as a recommended family lawyer, where she is applauded for her breadth of “practice and her dedication to her clients [...] which underline her strong credentials”. Her Spear’s 500 profile can be found here.
Claire is also described in the Legal 500 as unflappable, unfailingly courteous, and tenacious” and she is praised by clients, for whom she works tirelessly, for her ‘excellent manner’, ‘proactive and sound advice’ and ‘kind professionalism.’
As a leader in her field Claire has also had articles published in many family law publications including the New Law Journal and Resolution’s Review. She is also trained as a collaborative lawyer and offers non – adversarial dispute resolution options to her clients when appropriate. Claire is committed to resolving family disputes in a constructive, conciliatory and cost-effective manner.
- Recent blogs include: Cohabitation: exposing the myth of the ‘common law marriage’ and distinguishing fact from fiction
- Legal guides include: What is parental alienation?
Claire joined Vardags as Director in November 2018 having previously worked at a large, top tier commercial practice.
Claire read Law at Bristol University where she also went on to complete her postgraduate qualifications at law school.
Claire is married with two children. Having lived in the Middle East and travelled extensively she is familiar with many different cultures and nationalities and enjoys travelling, riding and being in the great outdoors with her family.
“An impeccable adviser in children and financial remedy proceedings...very dedicated and goes the extra mile for her clients.”
“Claire is a meticulous litigator, with a real flair for identifying the client’s objectives at the outset of the case and for charting the best and safest way through.”Aidan Vine QC
“Thank you for much for your magnificent support during this traumatic time. Your blend of kind professionalism and swift response at all times is unique in my experience and greatly appreciated.”Client
“Once again, I would like to sincerely thank you for your proactive, sound and reassuring advice throughout all of these proceedings and for the excellent manner in which it has been sympathetically handled.”Client