Claire is a senior family solicitor, practising since 1990 and a partner in the family team at Geldards LLP.

Claire is head of Geldards children team and sits on the local Family Justice Board in respect of children matters, and is a renowned expert in complex private children cases. Her reputation is as a strong and determined advocate for clients. She is frank but fair and will go the extra mile to ensure her clients get the right outcomes.

Claire is also head of Geldards agricultural team and acts for farmers and land owners in the very niche area of family law that applies to them on separation and divorce. Claire drafts pre nuptial agreements and cohabitation contracts to help protect farms, land and business’ from the consequences of a divorce.

Claire is an experienced mediator and advocate of alternative dispute resolution wherever appropriate. Claire will always try to find a resolution for her clients that wherever possible avoids the need for protracted and expensive litigation.

Claire is a trained domestic violence advocate and adviser.  She is a member of the national Resolution Domestic Abuse Committee a. Claire has more knowledge that almost all other lawyers of the impacts of controlling relationships and can help clients move forward in very frightening situations.

Claire’s financial practise is extensive and she specialises in high net worth cases and financial planning on and after marriage. Claire will try and find a financial outcome for clients that is fair.

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What clients say

"She is a thorough tactician and is always a good three steps ahead. She is incredibly fair and balanced. "

Chambers & Partners 2024

"Claire is a ferocious advocate, who will protect her client’s interests until the end."

Legal 500 2024

"I wanted to highlight how much your understanding, attitude and kindness helped me. I never thought it would be such a hard but cathartic experience and it was really good to clear the air and move on. It was also good to see my ex happy and how much the mediation helped put us both. "

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"“Claire Dean is very matter of fact, focused and extremely knowledgeable. Speaking to Claire gave me the determination and courage to have a ‘can do’ attitude”."

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"Claire's clarity, good humour and ability to formulate our sometimes unclear thoughts was at all times a great help."

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"There are so many reasons people rate you so highly, you are rightly considered to be the best at what you do. Your expertise, passion and care always shine through. It’s why we always send our families to you. I’m very grateful for your time."

Niaomi Sales

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