Claire Ward

Partner, Beverley & York

With over 15 years’ experience, I combine strength and compassion to resolve cases as swiftly and amicably as possible along with a robust approach to court proceedings if needed. The Legal 500 said I was “friendly, professional and very calming.”

Areas of Expertise
  • Child Maintenance
  • Children Issues
  • Cohabiting Couples
  • Declarations of Trust
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Financial Settlements
  • Freezing Injunctions
  • Inheritance Disputes
  • International Family Law
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Resolution Member
  • Separation Agreements
Stowe Testimonials


Claire has a particular expertise in advising clients about financial issues arising upon a relationship breakdown including divorce, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation and separation agreements. She also provides advice and assistance through the mediation process, negotiation and conducting Court proceedings.

Claire regularly advises clients in relation to property disputes, and the claims of unmarried couples including preparing declarations of trust.  Claire has considerable experience of civil proceedings arising from property claims having taken many cases to trial.

Other areas she specialises in include advising and representing clients on children disputes, including leave to remove cases.  Claire has also been consulted by clients in relation to children and financial cases with an international element from countries including Spain, Singapore, Greece and Australia.

Training & employment  experience

Having spent over 15 years advising clients on family law issues, Claire has gained invaluable experience. Claire has also built up a network of personal and professional contacts including accountants and independent advisors who are able to offer support to clients.


Claire will go to great lengths to achieve the best results for clients whilst being both robust and caring.

Legal 500/Chambers

Claire is recognised in the Legal 500 as being “friendly, professional and very calming.”

Outside of work

Claire enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking and travelling.

Memberships and Accreditations:

Fellow of Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (FCilex)

Member of Resolution

Treasurer for Hull and East Yorkshire Resolution 2011-2017

Contact Claire Ward
Posts by Claire Ward
Cohabitation November 28th 2017

Living together? How to protect your rights by Claire Ward

There are now 3.3 million cohabiting couples in the UK – that’s one family in five, making this the fastest growing ...

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