Claire is a real estate lawyer with experience of a wide range of transactions, particularly specialising in development work.  She acts for clients in both the private and public sectors and has worked on a number of large scale commercial and residential development projects.

Claire's experience includes:

  • acting for a number of well known housebuilders in the acquisition of land for both strategic and immediate development, including conditional contracts, options and overage agreements
  • advising landowners in relation to promotion agreements to enable the possibility of development of sites
  • acting for a developer of city centre regeneration schemes in relation to a new shopping centre, including negotiating pre-lets with a number or major retail occupiers and food court operators
  • working on site assembly and negotiating agreements for key infrastructure required to serve the London 2012 Olympic Park

Claire trained with Eversheds, qualifying in 2004, where she spent a further 5 years as a real estate solicitor.  She has also worked in-house at both The Olympic Delivery Authority and Kent County Council.  Claire joined Shoosmiths as an associate in August 2013.


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