Clare Barlow

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Clare is a Partner who heads up the Chelmsford Employment Team. She joined our Essex office in 1999, having qualified as a Solicitor in 1993 and working as a litigator for a City practice.

She has specialised in employment law for 18 years and advises a wide range of employers and senior employees. Clare works closely with the Corporate Team on employment issues arising out of corporate transactions, senior executives’ contracts and exit packages. She regularly advises on complex redundancy, unfair dismissal, discrimination and other statutory and contractual claims in the Employment Tribunal. Clare also has considerable experience of TUPE.

She is a regular speaker at our employment law seminars and regularly delivers bespoke training to employer clients and their senior managers. 

Clare is based at our Chelmsford office.

Clare is recommended and named as a ‘Leading Individual’ by Legal 500 [UK 2024]. Clients in this edition say “We can always count on the team (more specifically Clare Barlow who is our first point of contact, Abigail Hubert and Nicholas West). They are very responsive, and keep their promises on when they will be able to deliver the work.”

In the previous edition, a source said  “We had the pleasure of working with Clare Barlow and Nicholas West, both of whom delivered the project in a pragmatic and helpful manner.”

In earlier editions, clients noted “Clare Barlow is extremely knowledgeable and practical” and “I have worked with Clare Barlow for a number of years and always found her to be very helpful, professional, well informed and responsive”. Another added “Clare Barlow is our go-to person for employment legal advice in our portfolio companies. She is forward thinking, and very commercial reacting quickly to the legal needs of the business.”

Awards and Memberships

Legal 500 Leading Individual 2024 logo

Clare is always at the end of the phone whenever i need her, she knows our business inside and out and always provide us with the best advice. We trust her judgement. And look forward to working with her for many more years!

Legal 500 [UK 2022]

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