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Claire began her career in costs in 2003. She qualified as a Costs Lawyer in 2011 and is now Legal Director of Paragon Costs Solutions. Claire has been actively involved in the development of the business from the beginning. Claire has a reputation for giving straightforward advice and being ‘firm but fair’. Claire handles both clients and opponents with a pragmatic and professional attitude and her advice is realistic and to the point, allowing for meaningful negotiations to take place. Claire is responsible for active management of the team, as well as being involved with the growth of the business. She is also on the Committee of Women in Banking & Finance (WiBF).
Claire’s primary responsibilities include advocacy, technical support, business development and client management. Claire leads the Court of Protection practice area and has a wealth of experience in this field.
Claire’s previous experience includes dealing with high value and complex claims, often raising complex points of law. Whilst being known for negotiating favourable settlements for her clients – she is more than happy to proceed to a Detailed Assessment where necessary. Being a keen advocate, Claire regularly attends Detailed Assessments and Costs Management Conferences in Courts all over the country, to include the Royal Court of Justice and the Senior Courts Costs Office.
Clients appreciate Claire’s commercial understanding, ability to understand accounting systems and her particular expertise in recovering enhanced hourly rates. Drawing on her experience in Court, Claire offers and regularly delivers seminars and in-house training to advise clients on legal developments, Costs Management and the basics of how to improve their profitability and maximise recovery of their costs.