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Claire Barnes, Partner, Law Firm, Manchester, Blackburn
Claire Barnes

Claire Barnes

Office: 01254 297950
Mobile: 07889 789839
Fax: 01254 696589

Service Areas:
Commercial Disputes
Regulatory Investigations and Prosecutions Unit

Claire Barnes

Role: Disputes Partner and Head of the Regulatory Investigations and Prosecutions Unit
Claire is a very experienced commercial trading disputes lawyer employing her wealth of tactical and negotiation experience to avoid the courts where possible. She has considerable expertise in alternate dispute resolution and manages a range of international commercial disputes involving a variety of jurisdictions.

Claire has an approachable manner and adopts a pragmatic and straightforward approach to achieve a swift conclusion and within budget. Her main areas of work are the prosecution and defence of commercial claims, including breach of commercial contracts and shareholder disputes, as well as advising on Trading Standards issues including product recall.

A graduate of Birmingham City University and holding a masters degree in International Trade and Finance Law from London University (QMW), Claire was a partner in a Manchester City Centre law firm for several years before joining Taylors. Whilst her specialism is in handling regulatory matters, her extensive disputes experience includes:

  • Breach of commercial contracts and sales agreements
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Product recall
  • Fraudulent misrepresentation
  • Agency terminations
  • Injunction applications
  • Intellectual property disputes

Blackburn born and bred Claire continues to live in her hometown with her husband and two sons. Her main interests, apart from being a devout Blackburn Rovers fan and season ticket holder, ( including watching both of her sons play football for the Rovers) and listening to any form of live music, preferably at festivals and on the basis of the louder the better.

Ten Things About... Claire

  • What is your favourite film?
    Room With a View, closely followed by Excalibur
  • Where is your dream holiday destination?
    Anywhere with my family, probably Cornwall if truth be told
  • What is your guilty pleasure?
    Sex and the City reruns on Comedy Central
  • What is your favourite magazine?
    Grazia and Lancashire Life
  • Who was your childhood hero?
    I loved Bagpuss and Buck Rogers but Id probably plump for Bob Geldof
  • What is your favourite sound?
    My children laughing
  • If I could meet one person - dead or alive - it would be
    Jim Morrison
  • I wish people would take more notice of
    Those around them, I love old fashioned courtesy
  • I'm good at
    Staying calm in a crisis
  • At school, I always wanted to be a
    A roadie for Iron Maiden (Bruce Dickinson days only) or a journalist

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