Claudia Gilham > Mills & Reeve LLP > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Mills & Reeve LLP

Work Department



Principal Associate


  • Advising on the financial consequences of relationship breakdown, commonly on complex cases involving business assets, farms, trusts and pensions
  • Emotive and technically complex children work including those including domestic abuse, substance misuse and relocation

I am also a Consultant for Safe Lives providing training to solicitors, barristers and mediators on the impact of domestic abuse


Trained: Anthony Collins Solicitors

Qualified: 1 March 2012

I’ve worked for M&R for the last six years.

I resigned as a Trustee of IDAS in July of this year (2022). I had been in post for 7 years. IDAS is the largest domestic abuse charity in Yorkshire and the tenth largest in England. I was trained by domestic abuse practitioners regarding the impact of domestic abuse as part of my role. I was Chair of our Audit Committee in my final two years.




BA in Philosophy and Politics (2005) – University of York

LLB in Law (2008) University of Law


I am the Secretary/ Co-ordinator and play rugby for York Women’s RUFC

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Private client > Family: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire

(Next Generation Partners)

Claudia GilhamMills & Reeve LLP

The family offering at Mills & Reeve LLP in Leeds is led by Philip Way. The team boasts two collaborative family lawyers and one mediator. It works on a range of financial disputes, which are often multi-jurisdictional, involving pensions, trusts and marital agreements. In addition, it specialises in emotionally and technically complex children work, including child abduction, inter-country adoption and forced marriage matters. Notably, the team triumphed in the recent Court of Appeal case Re H-N & Others, which concerned domestic abuse – ‘star practitioner’ and ‘force of nature’ Claudia Gilham is a standout in the team. Further, the expertise across the wider firm allow clients to receive a well-rounded and holistic service.