Claire is a Partner in the family team and provides advice to private clients at the start of the relationship and on a relationship breakdown on all private family law issues to include relationship decisions, money concerns and children.

Claire graduated from Hull University in 1990 and having practiced in London she moved to Derbyshire 13 years ago. Claire was an independent domestic violence advocate for South Derbyshire and joined Geldards as a Senior Associate in January 2015.

Claire is well versed in providing advice and attending Court on all family matters concerning family breakdown. Claire is married and a mother of three and lives in a small village in the Derbyshire countryside. She has a keen interest in horse riding and owns three horses.


"Claire Dean maintains a broad practice, acting for clients on financial remedy proceedings as well as children-related matters."
Family/Matrimonial, Chambers & Partners 2021

"very matter-of-fact, focused and extremely knowledgeable. Speaking to Claire gave me the determination and courage to have a can-do attitude."
Chambers & Partners, 2020

"The day I randomly chose Claire Dean from the Yellow Pages to consult her regarding my marital issues has genuinely proved to be the most important and fortuitous decision of my life.

"Claire has at all times behaved professionally both with myself and her peers: and also in proportion to each development. I was consulted on every level and at every stage and believe that my financial outlay was kept to a minimum, whilst utilising all the methods available to help my position.

"I cannot speak highly enough of Claire Dean and the other representatives that she enlisted on my behalf. The quality of her advice has been crucial. My daughter and myself thank her from the bottom of our hearts."

"Claire Dean recently guided me through my divorce which took two and a half years. All the way through this very stressful time Claire showed me kindness, understanding, and kept me fully aware of the proceedings – every step of the way. She was always one step ahead of what was likely to be presented and things were dealt with immediately and efficiently.

"When the subject of finances and pensions were in dispute she promptly bought on board a financial advisor, with which Claire gained a satisfactory result.

"I am eternally grateful to Claire – she gave me my life back. She is a very professional lady."
Sylvia Froggart