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 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.

Insights The gig economy: employment status in the spotlight

The headlines have recently been full of stories about the rights of workers in the ‘gig economy’, where staff are engaged to pick up work on a…

Insights Refusal to allow employee to be accompanied by his companion of choice was a breach of trust and confidence

In the case of Stevens v University of Birmingham the High Court has held that the University’s refusal to allow Professor Stevens to be accompanied…

Insights What is working time?

Where busy employees are involved in varied activities, sometimes off site, it can be difficult to pin-down exactly what constitutes working time.

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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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