Claire is a Legal Director in the Restructuring and Insolvency team where she specialises in corporate and personal insolvency, both contentious and non-contentious.
Claire has over fifteen years of experience with the firm, is widely recognised by clients for her excellent skills and client service. Chambers and Partners reports that she is regarded as “an experienced and sophisticated insolvency specialist”, “a tough negotiator, to the point and brilliant with clients”, “an effective operator, who has just the right amount of aggression”. She is commended for her commercial honest approach, for “knowing exactly what buttons to push” and is appreciated for her “energy and enthusiasm in representing her clients’ interests, a “very tenacious” lawyer, and a commercial animal … who is out to help you”. She is technically strong, supportive of her clients and maximises their position by proactively finding different ways to approach a matter.
Claire represents insolvency practitioners (in their roles as administrators, liquidators, administrative receivers), LPA receivers, lenders, directors, trustees and creditors. She has considerable experience of company directors’ disqualification having represented the Insolvency Services for ten years during which she successfully represented the Secretary of State in the House of Lords in the case of the official Receiver –v- Wadge Rapps & Hunt and Another .
Claire’s most recent matters have involved the leisure sector (hotels and holiday sites), property sector, care homes, construction, manufacturing, charity, funds and acting for suppliers in respect of retail failures.