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Gateley Plc

Work 0116 285 9000
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Claire Herbert

Work +44 (0) 845 250 8092
Gateley Plc

Work Department

Commercial Dispute Resolution


Claire is a Senior Associate with an overwhelming determination to find the right solution for her clients which she ensures is delivered in a friendly and accessible manner. Her clients come first. She is a fun and colourful character who puts her clients at ease with her straight talking and approachable personality. Having undertaken an apprenticeship through the Institute of Legal Executives before qualifying as a solicitor in 2009, Claire has over 15 years of experience in dealing with clients in complex litigation. Because of this, Claire is a knowledgeable and capable litigator, dedicated to giving practical and strategic advice to her clients. 


Claire was the founding member for the Network LE professional networking organisation, which has become one of the most successful networking groups in Leicester. She has played an instrumental part in organising a number of events over the last few years, which have raised over £250k for local charities.


Claire’s passions include traveling, dancing and ice hockey.

East Midlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the East Midlands

Within: Next generation lawyers

Claire Herbert - Gateley Plc

Within: Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the East Midlands

A market leader in Leicester’, Gateley Plc’s practice is adept at handling domestic and cross-border commercial disputes and professional negligence claims and acts for a varied list of clients that ranges from multinational corporations and major UK-based public and private companies to family-owned businesses and individuals. The transport and logistics, media and financial services sectors are key areas of focus for the practice, which is headed by Chris Greenwell, who is viewed as 'a doyen in the East Midlands market'. Also recommended are newly promoted legal director Claire Herbert, who ‘handles difficult situations with care’ and ‘has an excellent manner with clients’, and Gail Whyte.

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East Midlands: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

The ‘well-respected’ team at Gateley Plc collaborates closely with the firm’s private client department and was joined in 2017 by legal director Fiona Debney from Clarke Willmott LLP. The caseload consists mainly of complex disputes and related professional negligence litigation, with a track record that ranges from pursuing a claim against an executor for devastavit to the removal of a non-cooperative trustee of a will trust. Practice head Chris Greenwell’s team includes newly promoted legal director Claire Herbert , who ‘has particularly sound judgement, which helps achieve sensible and pragmatic resolutions to disputes’.

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