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Mishcon de Reya LLP, Claire Yorke, London, ENGLAND

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Claire Yorke

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Claire is a Legal Director in the Family department. She specialises in the financial consequences of relationship breakdown and regularly advises in relation to complex multi-jurisdictional family disputes. Claire is also experienced in dealing with pre-nuptial agreements, child relocation and leave to remove applications as well as contact and residence applications where there are criminal issues.


Claire has been to the Court of Appeal on a number of cases, including the enforceability of compulsory arbitration provisions in American pre-nuptial agreements and varying final financial orders for issues of incomplete disclosure.


Recognised amongst her peers, Claire has been ranked as one of The Midult's Top 23 Divorce lawyers in the UK and has previously been shortlisted for ePrivate clients Top 35 Under 35. She is also recognised in the Legal 500 where she is highly praised for 'her attention to detail'.


Pro-bono work is another important part of Claire's practice and she is an active member of Pink Law, a free legal advice service for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals run via Queen Mary University.


Claire has had articles published in LexisNexis and regularly presents at a range of internal and external speaking engagements.


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Cardiff University LPC

Swansea University, LLB (Hons) Law

London: Private client


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Claire Yorke - Mishcon de Reya LLP

Within: Family

Mishcon de Reya LLP  is one of the ‘most effective firms for high-profile financial remedy litigation and in all areas of private family work’. The ‘exceptional’ Sandra Davis is ‘extremely personable, astute and unflappable. She is determined and brings a great deal of experience and skill to her cases’. Barbara Reeves and legal director Miles Geffin  are ‘hugely experienced solicitors with highly tuned client-care skills’. Melissa Lesson  is ‘wonderfully calm and urbane, with an efficient and unflappable manner’. Legal director Claire Yorke  is ‘resilient, exceptionally diligent and solution-driven’. Managing associate Emma Willing has the ‘case facts at her fingers and can immediately see the right solution’. The practice frequently acts in ultra-high-net-worth cases with an international element involving complex tax and trust issues as well as substantial business assets and partnerships.

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