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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.


Insights How do you calculate holiday pay for staff who work irregular hours?

The Court of Appeal in Brazel v The Harpur Trust has confirmed that the established practice of paying 12.07% of annualised hours is not correct

Insights Off-Payroll Worker changes – affecting both public and private sector

Draft legislation has now been published which sets out the intended changes to the Off-Payroll Worker provisions.

Insights Restrictive Covenants: First Supreme Court case for 100 years upholds post-termination restriction

Reassuringly for employers, the Supreme Court upheld a ‘non-compete’ clause imposed by the company on a senior executive.

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.

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