Claire Gordon

Partner

Claire Gordon

Contact details

Accreditations

  • Chambers UK, 2016
  • Legal 500, 2015

Career

Claire joined Farrer & Co as a trainee in 1998; qualified as a solicitor in 2000 and was made a partner in 2007.

Education

Worcester College, Oxford (MA); College of Law, Guildford.

Memberships

International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML); Resolution (the former Solicitors' Family Law Association); Law Society; collaborative lawyer and founding member of Citipod Collaborative Family Law Group.

Claire Gordon is "a good tactician and is really good at mapping it out for the clients and instilling confidence. She is an expert on complex financial cases involving trust and international aspects. " 

Chambers UK

Claire enjoys a diverse client base, advising on all aspects of family law for high net worth individuals, covering divorce, financial settlements, private law children matters, civil partnership matters and unmarried couples. Claire is regarded as a sensible, calm and reassuring presence who grasps complex issues quickly and is trusted by her clients. She also has considerable expertise in drafting and advising upon pre and post-nuptial agreements, particularly those with international aspects.

Her cases regularly include very complex financial, business and international matters, often involving offshore assets and trusts.  Her clients include professionals, entrepreneurs, celebrities, private equity investors and wealthy families.  Claire is a collaborative lawyer and a mediator and regards both practices as valuable alternative means of settling disputes.

Claire has been recommended as a leading family lawyer by the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 directories for many years. Legal 500 has described her as "friendly, efficient, sensible and intelligent" and "pragmatic". She is regarded as "superb in her organisation of cases" and as "very much a class act. She has a good strategic approach". Chambers High Net Worth Guide says "She is a good tactician and is really good at mapping it out for the clients. She instils confidence." and that she has “ a calm and reassuring presence that is born of being wholly on top of her subject matter." Spear's Wealth 2017 rates her as a Top Recommended Family Lawyer, praising her "excellent judgment" and "holistic service" for clients. She has also been rated by Citywealth as a "Leading Lawyer – Prominent Figure" since 2010, and also in the Power Women category, where she is described as a "good, bright, judicious divorce lawyer who works hard for her clients and brings both empathy and integrity to what she does."

She was rated as one of the top family solicitors in London in the 2014 Super Lawyers Magazine and by The Midult online magazine as one of the 23 best divorce lawyers in the UK.

Who we help

Claire advises a broad range of UK and international clients with private wealth and high net worth. She has extensive experience of acting for entrepreneurs, professionals and celebrities, and their spouses or partners on all aspects of family law. Her cases involve complex financial and children matters as a result of the breakdown in both married and unmarried relationships, which often incorporate an international perspective and are further complicated by tax or trust issues. Claire also has particular expertise in advising upon pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. She provides specialist and sensitive legal advice tailored to her clients' individual circumstances.

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Claire also works with the firm's Schools Group in helping to advise schools when family related matters arise.

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