Claire
Dewhurst

Associate

  • 0203 008 5721
  • 0771 521 0054
  • cdewhurst@hinelegal.com

“”I have no hesitation in recommending Claire. She provides clear, practical advice swiftly, and makes challenging situations easier to resolve.”

Mrs P

About Claire

Claire advises businesses and individuals on all areas of employment law including all types of employment tribunal and High Court claims and day-to-day workplace issues. She also drafts all types of employment related contracts including service agreements, employment contracts, consultancy agreements, policies and procedures, and drafts and negotiates settlement agreements for both employers and employees.

She provides commercial and pragmatic advice, understanding the needs and wants of her clients and the environment in which they operate in order to achieve the best outcome for them.

Work Highlights

  • Claire advised a special needs school on the processes involved to implement a wholesale change to the terms and conditions of employment for their 2,500 employees, ensuring the smooth running of the consultation process, which included the involvement of trade unions, and resulting in two employment tribunal claims which were ultimately withdrawn by the employees.
  • Claire obtained an urgent interim High Court injunction for an independent Lloyd’s broker preventing one of their employees from poaching their employees and clients and protecting their business.
  • Claire advised a business on the impact of case law on holiday pay, and how they can limit the risk of claims for their businesses.

Clients

Claire works with clients in a variety of sectors including HR advisers, professional services, insurance and construction. She also works with a range of other businesses, including entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses.

Outside Of Work

Claire is learning to play the piano, something she has always wanted to do, but has only recently started as an adult. She is also an active fund raiser for Arthritis Research UK, a charity which raises funding for research into all forms of arthritis, and a lover of good food and good wine.

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