Expertise

Claire is an Associate in the Construction, Engineering and Environmental Group working in both contentious and non-contentious construction and engineering work.

Claire has experience in acting for all parties in the construction chain in relation to a wide range of matters including development management, ancillary documents, termination, payment, defects, delay, extensions of time and liquidated damages.  

In addition Claire also advises on disputes arising from PFI/PPP Projects.

Claire is a motivated individual who understands the importance of the need to take a pragmatic approach to not only developing sites but resolving any disputes, considering the merits and advising clients on their options to meet their commercial objectives. 

Experience
  • Acting for a large UK contractor in court proceedings regarding the repudiation of  a building contract for a multimillion pound residential project in London;
  • Advising a well-known property developer in relation to the ongoing refurbishment and construction of buildings to meet the needs of its clients. Developments include a hotel, gastropub, gym, specialist working environments and offices;
  • Acting for a large national developer in relation to the construction of a leisure facility and associated sports pitches;
  • Acting for a European mining company in relation to a £600 million dispute regarding the scope of the termination events under a bespoke contract;
  • Acting for a developer in respect of the development, management and running of a bespoke energy plant; 
  • Advising a well-known property developer in relation to a dispute regarding delay damages. Successfully drafted and negotiated a settlement agreement to protect the client against its ongoing liabilities under an agreement for lease; and,
  • Drafting and negotiating a construction package for a global coffee company in relation to the construction of a coffee roastery and processing plant.
Year Qualified
  • 2015 qualified in England and Wales
  • 2017 admitted to the Law Society of Ireland 
Education
  • University of Manchester- Law with Politics 
Professional Memberships
  • Member of the Law Society of Ireland