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.