Claire has more than fifteen years’ employment law experience with a focus on strategic and high reputational risk employment issues. Claire has a particular interest in business protection matters, including restrictive covenants, team moves, confidentiality restraints and business protection litigation. You can find out more about how she can help get your business into the best possible shape here.
Claire is a core member of the Workforce Solutions sector and assists companies grapple with the employment law issues resulting from its flexible workforce provision. She has expertise in matters such as worker status, holiday pay, IR35 and agency worker rights and how this affects the staffing models to be adopted. To quote one CEO of a Workforce Solutions 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."
In addition to the usual bread and butter employment law issues, Claire’s key areas of expertise include advising on complex restructuring and workforce transfer matters, including those in heavily unionised environments. Claire also regularly advises on board disputes, change management and key talent retention; in addition to the management of sensitive issues, such as whistleblowing and discrimination claims.
While Claire draws several clients from the TMC, Transport and Workforce Solutions sectors, she also represents a variety of businesses – from public to private, multinationals to start-ups, including a Premiership football club, an international airline and a number of multinational technology solution and IT security companies.
Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world
I am passionate about "Agenda for Change" issues, including the promotion of opportunity, the Future of Work and employee engagement. I launched our "Evolving Workplace" thought leadership sessions that examine how employers can maintain a competitive edge in attracting and maintaining key talent by embracing new models of working. I have particular expertise in helping support businesses putting this into practice.
This is a matter close to my heart, being a hybrid worker myself, part time and balancing the demands of my career and young children.
I also believe that flexible workforce provision is vital in upskilling and opening up the job market for all. As a member of the Workforce Solutions team we are passionate about making the flexible workforces of tomorrow work for everyone, including gig workers.
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 (CEO of a Workforce Solutions Company).