Claire is a principal associate based in the Manchester office with over 17 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.

Published articles

Insights Fasting and feasting: supporting Muslim Employees during Ramadan and Eid-Al-Fitr

For some employees, Ramadan will have little impact but for others Ramadan may greatly impact on their work.

Insights Should you worry about restrictive covenants?

Employers are seeking advice about the enforceability of their restrictive covenants against their former employees.

Insights References: Top 10 Tips for responding to requests

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

Insights Ten top tips on dealing with flexible working requests

From 30 June 2014, the right to request flexible working request was extended to all employees providing they have 26 weeks continuous employment.

Insights 10 things to consider when writing a dismissal letter

Dismissing an employee is not a decision that most employers take lightly. Here, we look at some key considerations when drafting a dismissal letter.

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