Clare qualified as a solicitor in 2005 following a successful period of training with a criminal law specialist practice in London. She relocated to Nottingham shortly after completing her training.
Post qualification she obtained her duty solicitor qualification, and maintains a link with that side of her practice, specialising in representing clients appearing before the Youth Court.
While at her previous firm she identified a lack legal services in the East Midlands for parents and students who required advice on education law issues. Clare undertook the necessary training and began to build up a significant caseload. She has provided advice and representation nationally, travelling to places such as Warwick, Bedford, Bolton and Wigan. It is her intention to continue to serve clients across the country.
The standard of service that she provides meant that she receives many instructions as a result of word of mouth recommendations. She has taken a particular interest in the decision made by Nottinghamshire County Council to change the admissions criteria for 2016 and 2017 school admissions. This change was ultimately found to be unfair, and Clare will be particularly interested in helping those who continue to fight for a school place for their child, or will have to do so this year.
You can listen to an interview that Clare gave to local radio in 2016 about this subject here:
Clare revisited the subject with BBC Radio Nottingham on 18 April 2017. Her interview can be heard here:
Clare will provide advice, assistance and representation in relation to all aspects of education law including:
- school admission appeals
- school non-attendance
- exclusion appeals
- discrimination claims
- Special Educational Needs (SEN) provision
- judicial reviews
You can contact Clare using the following form: