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Claire is experienced in all aspects of employment law, including unfair, wrongful and constructive dismissal claims, redundancies, TUPE, terms of employment and settlement agreements.

She has more than 30 years’ experience in acting for both employers and employees advising on contracts, settlement agreements, redundancies, sickness absence, misconduct and performance dismissals. She has particular expertise in providing corporate support work, advising on the employee aspects of acquisitions, disposals and company reorganisations.

About Claire

Claire qualified as a solicitor in 1985. She worked for many years in London before joining  Cartmells in 2009. She was a made a director in 2012.

Claire has a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and Development and is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and Development.  She is also former President of the Carlisle and District Law Society.

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"I approached this company for employment law advice and couldn't have been happier with the service. Claire was fantastic and went above and beyond her role to help me. She really cared about the impact this case had on me. She added a human touch when, quite often, engaging with legal services can be daunting and a little dehumanising. I can't express how grateful I am for the advice and support I received. Many thanks."


"Helpful, professional service with Claire going above and beyond to achieve a good outcome, including dealing directly with my ex-employer.  Thank you very much Claire!"


"I believe that we were given the best advice we could get.  We mainly deal with Claire.  She always does her best to help and is very conscientious in making sure that she covers all the angles."

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Points based immigration system on course as planned for January

June 8th 2020

Claire Davies Director provides an update. The UK’s points-based immigration system is on course to be introduced in January as planned, having passed the crucial second reading stage in parliament. The Immigration Bill introducing the system was approved by 351 votes to 252. Unless there is any unforeseen parliamentary opposition…

Tribunal ‘failed to consider employer’s needs’ in discrimination case

August 20th 2020

The Employment Tribunal failed to properly consider the needs of the employer when dealing with a disability discrimination claim. By Claire Davies Director That was the decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in a case involving the Department of Work & Pensions and one of its employees, Susan Boyers. Ms…

Government to strengthen sexual harassment laws

August 7th 2019

By Claire Davies Director The government is look for ways to strengthen the law to give employees more protection from sexual harassment. It is launching a consultation and is inviting victims to have their say on what sort of changes would be beneficial. One of the things being considered is…

Employer must honour settlement agreement despite breach

September 24th 2020

An employer must honour payments set out in a settlement agreement with an employee even though he breached a confidentiality clause. By Claire Davies Director That was the decision of the High Court in a case involving Duchy Farm Kennels Ltd and Graham William Steels. Mr Steels had brought claims…

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