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Claire Hollins

Principal Associate


Claire is a principal associate based in the Manchester office with over 19 years' experience of advising on employment law matters. She acts for a variety of employers across all sectors predominantly higher education, owner managed businesses and local authorities.

Claire has broad experience in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious advice. She is a seasoned transactional lawyer with a wealth of experience working with our corporate, commercial and insolvency teams on acquisitions, disposals, restructures and projects. Claire regularly leads on the management of the employment law aspects of large scale projects including recently advising on a complex multi-million pound public sector procurement exercise and outsourcing contract which had to be subsequently renegotiated within a short time frame due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

On the contentious side, Claire is an experienced advocate regularly appearing in the Employment Tribunal both in person and virtually and regularly acts for clients in the successful defence of complex claims including for discrimination and whistleblowing and where there is associated High Court litigation. She manages employment litigation from the outset to conclusion with a strong focus on tactics and commerciality.

Claire regularly delivers training at both Weightmans events and in-house to clients. She also takes a lead role in managing and running the Employment Twitter feed.

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