Clare has many years of experience in all aspects of family law, and is recommended by the Legal 500 as “meticulous and pragmatic”. She has been involved in many of the most contentious and complex High Court level and Court of Appeal cases dealt with on the NE circuit in recent years , including cases attracting national media attention.
Clients include Local Authorities, parents and relatives, interveners and CAFCASS (formerly both Guardians whether this is public law or private law and the Official Solicitor). She has particular experience in representing clients under a disability (minors, teenage mothers and patients).
Clare uses her exemplary client and solicitor care skills to put clients at ease without losing sight of the main issues. She is an excellent and experienced advocate, who regularly leads other advocates including appearances where others are being led by QC and is passionate about human rights and believes in justice for all.
Clare brings a dynamic and no-nonsense attitude to her work, meticulous preparation empathy and compassion, tactical and legal insight and tenacity all of which she utilises in presenting her client’s case in the most positive terms.
"You cannot fault Clare. Her manner with her clients is brilliant and, coupled with that, her advocacy is excellent. Others are in awe of how she commands the courtroom."Chambers & Partners (2015)
"Your go-to family lawyer, she has a broad range of expertise and really knows what she's doing."Chambers & Partners (2017)