I really enjoy engaging with clients, hearing their plans, sorting out their problems, moving things forwards and helping them to achieve what they set out to do.
Clare helps charities, sports clubs and other third sector organisations with all aspects of property law.
Clients have described Clare as ‘helpful and responsive’, ‘proactive and solution-focussed’ and as having ‘patiently and persistently achieved what we needed’.
Clare's particular areas of interest are the use and preservation of open space and unusual buildings, events spaces, projects that help improve, strengthen and make independent a community, resolving complex property problems (including those involving title and trust law issues and disputes) and anything involving bespoke legal drafting.
She values the variety of working in the sector and loves getting to know clients, providing them with excellent service, and helping with their varied projects.
Clare regularly writes articles and gives seminars and webinars on property law for charities, including two YouTube videos.
Clare worked with us on a complex and innovative project. Always proactive and solution-focussed, Clare brought her considerable expertise and good humour to the table at all times: I would thoroughly recommend both her and Russell-Cooke.
Managed the property portfolios of a national blind charity (as landlord) and a national education charity (as tenant)
Assisted a well-known park and palace in managing lettings, events, trading subsidiary relationships and general strategy
Provided bespoke documents and advice for a well-known London cemetery
Advised a substantial wildlife park on documenting relationships with its landlord, as well as assisting various sports clubs, a sports field, a boxing gym, an outdoor pool, a windmill, a community self-build project and various other unique projects
Ongoing advice to a national body involved in the protection of open space, including on complex issues such as permanent endowment/designated land
Helped charities including various religious organisations to unravel complex title issues and to deal with disputes
Assisted benevolent organisations in the taking and removal of charges
Clare’s expertise and experience in charity law has helped us resolve issues which stemmed back over 50 years
Member of the Ethical Property Foundation’s list of property professionals who assist small organisations in dealing with their property issues
We always find her approachable, easy to speak with and knowledgeable. It helps to have a solicitor that is not just full of ‘law language’ but breaks it down so you can comprehend the best way forward.