People are often surprised to find out that Claire Southern is a Pensions lawyer. She's learned to take that as a compliment. She enjoys working closely with clients to find solutions to their problems and believes that pensions law is much improved by some straight talking and a sense of humour. Claire likes variety and this is reflected in the wide range of clients and matters that she works on. She has developed focused practices in trustee-friendly derivative instruments and the value-added tax recoverability of pension scheme expenses.