Claire focuses on strategic and high reputational risk employment issues, including those of emerging legal complexity.
Claire represents a variety of businesses – from public to private, multinationals to start-ups, including financial institutions, a Premiership football club, international and private airlines, rail transport operators/suppliers, and a number of multinational technology solution and IT security companies.
She is a core member of our Financial Services sector, where she advises on all elements of the employment life cycle and its regulatory implications, including complex and high value litigation and restrictive covenant / team move disputes.
Claire also has particular expertise in the workforce issues affecting national and international transport environments, in particular the aviation and rail industries. She has been involved in a number of high-profile matters – including those involving trade union relations and strike avoidance strategies. She also regularly assists companies grapple with the employment law issues resulting from its flexible workforce provision. She is well versed in areas of increasing legal challenge, such as the gig economy, worker status and holiday pay - and how this affects staffing models and end users.
"Claire is a trusted advisor and responds quickly to the needs of the company."
Claire is an outstanding expert in her field who always delivers superb advice in a timely manner. She combines her technical knowledge with a great understanding of our business. I recommend working with Claire without hesitation."
Claire also co-leads the employment team's corporate transaction support function and has extensive experience in workforce transfer issues, acquisitions, disposals, financings and management buyouts, together with post-acquisition workforce strategies.
Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world
I enjoy helping businesses take that extra step in developing their workforce strategies to stand out from the crowd, in particular in light of ESG and Future of Work trends.
I am actively involved in the firm's diversity and employee engagement initiatives. For example, I am Co-Chair of OC's Age Diversity Committee, which leads the #OCAge campaign and helps the firm attract, retain and embrace diversity in age – from the young through to post retirement – across all areas of our business.
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