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Year of Call: 2014

E: clairethompson@enterprisechambers.com

T: +44 (0)117 450 7920 or +44 (0)20 7405 9471

Clerk: Justin Emmett

Profile

Claire spent her first three years practicing from Chambers’ London branch but has recently re-located to Chambers’ Bristol branch. Claire continues to regularly appear in London, as well as now having an emphasis on work in Bristol and South Wales.

Since starting practice Claire has developed a broad commercial chancery practice in the above areas with a particular emphasis on any matter which involves a property or insolvency element allowing her to draw on her experience and expertise in these other areas.

She frequently appears in the County Court, the First-tier Tribunal and the High Court, on all manner of property cases (including possession proceedings, easements/restrictive covenants, adverse possession and service charges), insolvency matters (covering all manner of both personal and corporate, directors’ duties and other insolvency processes) and bank recovery proceedings (charges, mortgages, guarantees and indemnities).

Claire has extensive experience representing clients at mediation. She is also a CEDR accredited mediator and accepts instructions to act as mediator in disputes in any of the above practice areas.

Practice Areas

Career and Associations

2008-2012: LLB (Hons) First Class, Law and French, University of Bristol

2013 – 2014: Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding)

2014-2015: LLM in Legal Practice (Company Law), Cardiff University (Distinction)

2015: CEDR accredited mediator

2016: James Hunt Advocacy Prize (best performance at the pupil trial exercise), Gray’s Inn:

2013: Prince of Wales Scholar, Gray’s Inn

Member of the Chancery Bar Association

Member of the Property Bar Association

Member of the Agricultural Lawyers Association

Publications

Dealing with Insolvent Tenants

Can’t pay but should they get to stay: tenants in administration originally published by Practical Law Property Litigation in April 2019

Think before you speak: when do threats by a landlord constitute harassment originally published by Practical Law Property Litigation in August 2018

Professional Negligence Update: Orientfield Holdings Ltd v Bird & Bird LLP [2015] EWHC 1963 (Ch); [2015] 6 Costs L.O. 667 Estates Gazette Q&A, March 2018 written in conjunction with Robert Highmore at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in property cases Estates Gazette Q&A, June 2017 written in conjunction with Rachel Morrish at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP