Claire is a Senior Lawyer in our Beverley office having joined Stowe Family Law in 2017 from an East Yorkshire practice. Having spent more than 15 years advising clients on family law issues, she has gained invaluable experience and substantial expertise. 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 has a particular expertise in advising clients in relation to financial issues arising upon a relationship breakdown including divorce, pre- and postnuptial agreements, cohabitation and separation agreements and 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 conducted several cases to trial.
Other areas of expertise include advising and representing clients in relation to 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.
Claire is recognised in the Legal 500 whose clients and peers refer to her as being “friendly, professional and very calming”. Claire will go to great lengths to achieve the best results for clients whilst being both robust and caring.
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
“I was recommended by a partner in a professional practice to appoint Claire and I am pleased to say she exceeded her recommendation. She dealt with my divorce from beginning to end and was there to always lend her advice in a gentle and compassionate way, which is what you need when you are going through such a traumatic time.”
“I was incredibly happy with the way my case was handled and would highly recommend Claire’s services to anyone I know. Without her my case would’ve no doubt been radically different. She helped secure a financial future for my family which otherwise would’ve been impossible.”
“Claire took over a particularly sensitive inheritance act claim on behalf of my teenage son after it had stalled by being poorly handled by a solicitor from another firm. Claire made an immediate and significant impact on the matter. Guiding us through some very difficult negotiations I found her to be very understanding, supportive and professional at all times. Explaining various options and technicalities throughout, in a way that was easy to understand, her easy manner facilitated good communication.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to say how much I have appreciated your assistance in being able to take this difficult issue forward. I have felt not only your expert advice but your support on an emotional level invaluable in helping me finally make the right decisions.”
“The last 2 years of my life have been full of hurt and pain but also time of healing and regaining self belief. You have been an amazing support both emotionally and technically. I could not have achieved half of what I’ve achieved without your support. Your future broken hearted wives/husbands will gain a careful, thoughtful and strong advisor who will have tissues, pen and their interests at heart.”