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She practises exclusively in private family and family related work. Her practice is largely split between Private Children Law and Financial Remedies work. She also has particular expertise in dealing with Schedule 1 claims.
Dealing with both children and money work allows her to assist the private client across most areas of dispute that arise during difficult family breakdowns in a highly effective and pragmatic way.
In the area of Private Children Law, she has a particular interest and a huge amount of expertise in cases involving relocation, both external and internal.
She has particular expertise in representing clients involved in highly acrimonious and long-running intractable contact and residence disputes, and is often instructed in cases involving allegations of parental alienation and where expert psychiatric assessment has been required to assist the court.
She also has significant experience of being instructed on behalf of the child in rule 16 cases.
In Financial Remedies work, she is often instructed in difficult cases involving issues of non-disclosure or where careful analysis of family businesses and trust interests is required.
She has considerable experience of dealing with Schedule 1 applications and is regularly instructed in this type of claim.
Claire is also dual qualified as an Arbitrator to deal with disputes under both the IFLA finance and children schemes.
LLB (Hons) University College, University of London
LLM University College, University of London
Called to the Bar 1990 – Inner Temple
Family Law Bar Association
The Association of Lawyers for Children