Claire is a consultant to the Family team, conducting her own public law care cases and acting as an advocate for clients of other solicitors in the firm. She is widely recognised as one of the leading lawyers in her fields, with many reported cases, and is particularly experienced at representing children.
Claire began her legal career as a trainee with Philcox Gray, qualifying in 1976 after obtaining an MA from Cambridge University. She has been a member of the Law Society Children Panel for many years, and an examiner for the panel. She has conducted training in matters of Child Law for the Metropolitan Police, youth organisations and the Church of England.