Claire Christy

Partner | London

Client Services Contact Zoë Nunn


Claire is a partner in the dispute resolution team.

She advises individuals and organisations on issues concerning employment, directorships, shareholdings and partnership, across a wide range of business sectors including financial services, insurance, IT, property, sport, advertising and media, fashion and art. She acts for senior executives when joining or exiting a business and has considerable experience working for owner managed and family businesses or individual shareholders in acrimonious disputes. Many of her clients are international and she works closely with colleagues in Italy, the US, Singapore and Hong Kong. She understands the need for clear, commercial advice and has an excellent track record in negotiating settlements for her clients, including through formal mediations.

Her team covers a broad range of issues, notably contractual disputes, disciplinary matters and investigations, unfair and wrongful dismissal, redundancies, TUPE, discrimination, whistleblowing, post termination restrictions and confidentiality issues (drafting and enforcement). They work with colleagues in reputation management, corporate, insolvency, pensions and immigration to provide joined up advice.

Claire has been most recently ranked in Chambers UK 2022 as well as cited as a next generation partner in Legal 500 UK 2022, 2021 and 2020. She has also been recognised as a foreign expert in Chambers Global for her work for Italian companies and their UK subsidiaries and UK domiciled Italian executives, particularly those in financial services and the IT sector, and those who are relocating from Italy to the UK.