I have a strong interest in advising people who are acting without solicitors and helping them navigate the complex civil procedure rules and prepare their cases for Court proceedings and hearings. I am very willing to help by phone or email and to meet you wherever may be convenient to you. It is very easy to get in touch with me - including out of office hours if you need to - and I will always try to reply quickly when you have queries on your case.

Some recent comments:

 “We all thank you very much for your kind and enthusiastic help of yesterday. We also thank you for quickly getting to grips with the unfamiliar case and doing the best for [x].”
 “Thank you for getting back to me so promptly, much appreciated and I am very impressed with the way you work.”
 “I e-mailed 3 barristers through Direct Access Portal and chose to present my case to Claire because her reply was kind and welcoming, and it sounded like she really wanted to be of help. She also took the trouble to explain clearly and in detail what she would need to look at before she could assess whether or not she could advise me and if she could not, she would perhaps be able to recommend someone who could. All her communications were very encouraging and in the end she gave me advice which pointed me in the direction I needed ... I cannot recommend Claire enough for being genuinely understanding, supportive and honest.”
 “Thanks for your patience to explain all my queries in our meeting yesterday.”
 “I am truly indebted to you for your assistance ... Above and beyond as usual. Very many thanks indeed.”
 “Thank you so much for all your help, I was very impressed.”
 “Thank you very much for representing me at the hearing yesterday. I am very pleased with the outcome and I appreciate [the] representation.”

I have a broad background in general and commercial litigation and advice, including a wide range of business and private contract disputes, company, partnership and insolvency, fraud, property disputes and problems arising with wills and the administration of deceased persons' estates.

By way of example, some of my recent work has involved the following, but this is by no means an exhaustive list:

* Solicitors' negligence in handling litigation on behalf of their client * Enforcing an overseas judgment in England
* Claiming overpaid money back from the Crown * Challenging a trustee in bankruptcy's disclaimer of the bankrupt's family home * Disputed terms of business funding * Breach of commercial storage services contract * Challenge to the appointment of a receiver of development land * Challenge to trustees' refusal to exercise their discretion in favour of beneficiary of a will * Financial provision claim by girlfriend against deceased partner's estate * Challenge to bailiffs' wrongful seizure of goods * Claim to shares in land development companies

Please feel free to contact me with any queries and I will try to get back to you the same day. I always offer a non-chargeable initial meeting or telephone call for you to explain your case and what you need. As soon as I have the information I need I will then be able to give you a quotation for the fee for the next stage.

For more details and links to important information please see my main webpage at New Square Chambers:

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