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ONE PEGASUS COURT, 25 HERSCHEL ST., SLOUGH, SL1 1TQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01753 777555
Fax:
Fax 01753 777590
DX:
3408 SLOUGH
Email:
Web:
www.barrettandthomson.com

Claire Fitzgerald

Tel:
Work 01753 777553
Email:
Web:
www.barrettandthomson.com
Barrett & Thomson

Work Department

Family

Position

Senior Partner; Head of Family & Litigation Departments

Career

She started her career at Barrett & Thomson in 1982 as an Articled Clerk. She qualified as a Solicitor in 1984 & has remained to become Senior partner. She has developed the family department to become one of the largest in the area with particular strengths in Child Law & Domestic abuse. She has been a Resolution accredited specialist in Domestic Abuse & Private Child Law since 2002. She is a Resolution trained Collaborative lawyer. Claire has been a member of the Law Society's Children Panel since 1996 & is authorised to represent children & parents. Reported Cases: Court of Appeal Re G (A Minor) (Financial Provision) (1997) 1 FLR 368, Re: M (Children) 2005 EWCA Civ 1594.

Member

Law Society; Law Society Children Panel ; Resolution; Association of Lawyers for Children; BAAF; Family Law Panel; Bucks, Berks & Oxon Law Society; Resolution National Committee for Domestic Abuse

Education

Claire attended Langley Grammar School & then Trevelyan College at Durham University where she studied law.

Leisure

Enjoys foreign travel to new places. Lifelong dog owner & enjoys taking them for walks to unwind. Also a community governor of  Langley Grammar School.


South East: Private client

Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Within: Leading individuals

Claire Fitzgerald - Barrett & Thomson

Within: Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

The ‘outstanding solicitors’ at Barrett & Thomson have wide ranging expertise across the full spectrum of family law matters, spanning divorce proceedings, injunctions in domestic violence cases to advising clients on international freezing orders. Private Child law is another key area of the expertise; the practice is able to offer advice on complex and sensitive cases related to child abuse where local authorities issue care proceedings, adoption and cross-border jurisdictional legal issues. Claire Fitzgerald has ‘a wealth of experience’ in public and private child law, divorce and financial issues. Other key members in this sizeable team include associates Sue Scott, Tanya Melville, Tracey Haynes, Sabha Butt and Rizwana Khan who are all experienced in all aspects of family law and regularly represent parties in contentious proceedings, including children and vulnerable clients with mental health and learning difficulties.

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