Partner | London
Secretary Summer Gibbons
Claire is a partner in the divorce and family team.
She brings commitment, energy, strong technical expertise and sound judgement to all her work, spanning the full range of family law issues. Claire goes the extra mile for her clients with whom she has solid relationships.
Whether working with domestic or international clients, she deals with complex financial claims, children issues, pre and postnuptial agreements and cohabitant disputes and has extensive experience advising on cases involving trusts.
She has acted for (and for the spouses of) trustees, doctors, lawyers, hedge fund managers, members of aristocracy and people in the public eye. With clients involved in anything from sports and retail to pharmaceuticals and technology, Claire is well versed in dealing with clients holding senior positions in many different sectors.
She is highly intelligent, she is a strategist and is always thinking one step ahead on her cases and always looking at the ultimate objective.
She is extremely bright and personable and always goes the extra mile to protect her clients. She will find a solution if there is one to find.
Claire is a brilliant mediator who shows real skill in helping clients find any common ground between them. Her patience is legendary but she also commands respect and combined with her sense of humour this means she will help clients settle if there is a chance of doing so.
Claire Blakemore will go to the wire for her clients, defending them to the hilt. She is quick witted and uber efficient.
Claire combines professionalism with being very commercial, responsive and also entirely empathetic in difficult times of divorce.
Claire Blakemore is down to earth and sensible. Clients stand a very good chance of sorting things out with Claire and are also able to feel that they had an opportunity to put their views across.
Claire is a very pragmatic person and a real all-rounder.
… truly remarkable, both in her grasp of the case (detail and big picture) and in her management of [the client] which I know has not always been easy. I have the privilege of working with the best solicitors in the best firms … but few have been able to provide such consistently and remarkably competent input as Claire has done, with unfailing good humour and, when necessary, resilience.
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