Vardags — when you need to win
Precis:

Claire is a director in the family team who specialises in the financial aspects of high value divorce and separation and complex financial remedy cases. She is equally proficient in private children law work and is adept at handling difficult disputes over residence, contact and other welfare issues concerning children including relocation both inside the UK and internationally. Claire is described in the Legal 500 as ‘an impeccable adviser in children and financial remedy proceedings’ and as ‘very dedicated and goes the extra mile for her clients.’ She is praised by clients, for whom she works tirelessly, for her ‘excellent manner’, ‘proactive and sound advice’ and ‘kind professionalism.’

 

Claire Clarke, Director — Divorce & Family Law

Precis:

Claire is a director in the family team who specialises in the financial aspects of high value divorce and separation and complex financial remedy cases. She is equally proficient in private children law work and is adept at handling difficult disputes over residence, contact and other welfare issues concerning children including relocation both inside the UK and internationally. Claire is described in the Legal 500 as ‘an impeccable adviser in children and financial remedy proceedings’ and as ‘very dedicated and goes the extra mile for her clients.’ She is praised by clients, for whom she works tirelessly, for her ‘excellent manner’, ‘proactive and sound advice’ and ‘kind professionalism.’

 

Education:

Claire read Law at Bristol University where she also went on to complete her postgraduate qualifications at law school.

Press & publications:

As a leader in her field Claire has 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. As a member of Resolution 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?

 

 

Career:

Claire joined Vardags as a director in November 2018 having previously worked at a large, top tier commercial practice.

Testimonials:

 

‘An impeccable adviser in children and financial remedy proceedings.’

‘Very dedicated and goes the extra mile for her clients’

- Legal 500

 ‘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. She will set to, whenever the needs of a case require, and can be depended upon whatever the hour.’

- 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.’

- Former 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.’

- Former Client

Personal:

Claire is married with 2 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.