Claire has a strong reputation with over 20 years’ experience as a Family Lawyer.  Claire has acted for clients in Hull and East Yorkshire for many years before expanding her practice area to include York, Leeds, Middlesbrough, and acts for clients nationally.  She has worked at local, national and specialist firms which has enabled her to gain a real breadth of experience and commercial awareness. 

Claire predominantly deals with complex high value cases acting for business owners, CEOs, landowners, farmers, entrepreneurs, and senior professionals.  She also has considerable experience advising clients in relation to property disputes and associated civil proceedings and acting on behalf of parents in private children disputes including relocation, international cases, and allegations of domestic abuse, all in the Hull and East Yorkshire region.

Claire is a Partner at gunnercooke LLP working with over 300 partners in a multi-disciplinary, full-service practice, alongside a national team of Family Law Partners.  gunnercooke is a leading global law firm offering world-class infrastructure to support its partners.  Claire works alongside Associate, Alicia Baron.

The team work from a unique office space in Hull or from the firm’s offices in Leeds, Manchester, and London.  The Hull office is in the heart of Hull’s Old Town, adjacent to the Combined Court Centre which is the home of the Family Court.

Claire is described in the Legal 500 as “friendly, professional and very calming” and the client feedback in Legal 500 2022 was that she was “professional, approachable, personable, helpful and reassuring”.  Claire was also nominated for Chartered Legal Executive of the Year by the prestigious Lexis Nexis Family Awards in 2021.


  • Fellow of Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (FCilex)
  • Member of Resolution
  • Treasurer for Hull and East Yorkshire Resolution (2011-2017)
  • Member of Leeds and West Yorkshire Resolution 
  • Member of Women in Business Hull


Legal fees relating to Family Law are usually funded throughout the case.  Often due to the financial constraints arising on relationship breakdown careful consideration is needed as to how legal fees can be funded.  At the outset of your matter fees are discussed with clear and transparent fee information provided, tailored to each individual matter depending on the scope of the work required.  Fees are agreed in advance, and billed monthly with regular updates so clients remain in control of their legal costs. 

Claire is listed as a Leading Lawyer by Wiselaw

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If you are looking for a family lawyer in Hull or the East Yorkshire region, get in touch today. We support clients on a range of issues including separation & divorce, financial settlements, wealth protection, children disputes, and cohabitation & property disputes.


01482 762698