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Claire Fitzgerald

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Barrett & Thomson

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Senior Partner; Head of Family & Litigation Departments


She started her career at Barrettt & Thomon 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.


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 Domestice Abuse; Committee member of Berks & Bucks Resolution region


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


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

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Claire Fitzgerald - Barrett & Thomson

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

'Specialist family firm' Barrett & Thomson is ‘a safe pair of hands with a great wealth of experience, offering a great service’. Practice head Claire Fitzgerald is recommended by one client as ‘one of the most professional and trustworthy solicitors I have had the pleasure of engaging with, with a great outlook on life’. Her experience covers both private and public law matters, including care proceedings, leave to remove cases and adoption matters. The firm is ‘very strong in all areas’, including high-net-worth financial remedy proceedings, separation agreements, the freezing of assets and various other matters. Other key team members include Tanya Melville (‘provides sensible and sensitive advice to vulnerable clients in a crisis’),  Sue Scott  (‘gives advice with a great deal of pragmatism born from experience’) and Sabha Butt  (‘highly competent and thoroughly prepared advocate’).

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