Claire is a specialist planning and environmental lawyer and Head of the Real Estate Business Group with an MA in Environmental Law and advises on a wide range of both contentious and non-contentious planning and environmental projects. She has particular expertise in the energy, waste and chemical sectors.

Claire has considerable experience acting for energy and waste developers in securing planning permission, environmental permits and Development Consent Orders (DCOs) for major energy and waste infrastructure. This includes strategic advice on the preparation and scope of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and Habitats Regulation Assessments (HRAs) to support planning applications. In addition, Claire has significant experience of judicial review and other High Court action.

Claire also has specialist experience of waste regulatory law including advising on transfrontier shipment of waste, definition of waste, end of waste protocols and landfill tax advic

Claire is ranked in Band 2 in Chambers as a leading individual in Environmental Law for the North.

“She is well respected in the market for her broad practice which covers both contentious and non-contentious matters.”