Claire is an associate based in the Manchester office with over 15 years experience of advising on employment law matters. She acts for a variety of employers across all sectors particularly social housing, health and owner managed businesses.

Claire has broad experience in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious advice. She is an experienced transactional lawyer and has a wealth of experience working with our corporate, commercial and insolvency teams on acquisitions, disposals and a variety of restructuring and outsourcing projects including complex multi-million pound public sector procurement exercises and outsourcing contracts.

On the contentious side, Claire is an experienced advocate in the Employment Tribunal and has acted for a wide range of clients in the successful defence of complex claims including for discrimination and whistleblowing.

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.


Insights GDPR week 2 – Disciplinary and grievance records

The Information Commissioner says that, under GDPR, organisations need to document retention schedules for the different categories of personal data.

Insights GDPR week 3 - Medical records and consent

Health information is "special category data" under the GDPR and the employer will need to show a lawful basis for processing it.

Insights Writing references: do we need to investigate old disciplinary issues?

It is crucial to ensure, whenever a more detailed reference is provided, that this is well thought out and a consistent approach is taken.

Insights How do you calculate holiday pay for employees or workers who work irregular ‎hours?

Depending on the working pattern‎ of the individual concerned, holiday pay may need to be calculated differently.

Insights References: a quick reference guide

A recent Employment Tribunal decision serves to remind employers of the care that should be taken when giving a reference.

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“Claire Hollins is another capable team member. She covers off with ease my concerns over TUPE and other issues.”

Chambers and Partners 2015
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