Recognised as a Key Lawyer and a Rising Star
"A rising star who is extremely bright, hardworking, thorough and a brilliant drafter"
Claire is highly regarded for her ‘knowledge and pragmatism’
Next generation lawyer
I’m an experienced public and regulatory lawyer. I work with a diverse range of clients including public and private sector bodies, charities, social enterprises and individuals and in a variety of sectors including education and health and social care. I regularly advise on complex regulatory matters which involve more than one regulatory regime.
I provide advice to clients on their legal and regulatory obligations, the development of policies and procedures, the lawfulness of decision making, appeals and legal challenges, including judicial review.
I’m an expert in relation to safeguarding and have advised numerous organisations on their policies and procedures, as well as providing training and advice on particular incidents and reporting to the local authority, the Charity Commission and other regulators.
I have acted for clients in a number of inquests and high profile public inquiries, including the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, the Infected Blood Inquiry and statutory inquiries under the Charities Act 2011.
I regularly advise publicly-funded bodies on the application of the public procurement rules. This includes advice on running compliant public procurement procedures; advice to tenderers participating in public procurement procedures and challenging the outcome.
I work with a variety of membership organisations and provide advice on their disciplinary procedures and membership disputes.
I’m a qualified solicitor advocate and have appeared in pre-inquest review hearings and in the First Tier Tribunal in a number of pro bono cases.
I helped to navigate the charity through the inquiry process and to manage the risks to their organisation.
After writing to the public body to highlight potential legal issues with the conduct of the procurement, the public body acknowledged the issues and agreed to re-run the process.
The case raised a number of complex legal and factual issues. Secured a successful outcome on all of the grounds, and a significant award of our client's costs.