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Claire Reid Senior Associate, Family Law

Experience Profile

Claire is a Senior Family and Divorce Lawyer at Slater and Gordon's Manchester and Newcastle offices.

Claire sensitively handles the fallout following a relationship breakdown.

Her caseload is varied and covers all areas of family law but her main focus is to ensure the resolution of financial and children disputes.

Claire’s clients are based in this country and abroad. They range from professionals to local business owners, and families with an international link.

She has significant experience in dealing with complex financial settlements including trusts, offshore assets, and family businesses.

She is also skilled at negotiating settlement for clients either voluntarily or through the courts and at preparing pre-nuptial and postnuptial agreements.

On top of this she has worked on cases involving legally ending a civil partnership or marriage and resolving disagreements which involve children.

Claire is committed to working towards an amicable solution with her clients where possible. However, she is a robust advocate when required.

As an expert in her field she regularly lectures to the legal profession, has published numerous journal articles and is asked to comment frequently on issues of family law to the press.


Career history

  • Since 2013 Slater and Gordon
  • 2004 – 2013 Pannone Solicitors

Professional memberships

  • Member of Resolution and Young Resolution Manchester
  • Member of Manchester’s regional Resolution committee and secretary
  • Member of the Resolution Skills and Support Working Group 
  • Resolution accredited family solicitor

Recent Testimonials for Claire Reid

“I really appreciate the way you have completed my divorce so smoothly and quickly. Putting the circumstances to one side, I've also really enjoyed working with you. I will always remember and be grateful for the way you approached our first meeting. You helped make a very painful decision, less painful and gave me the courage and guidance to move forwards. Thank you.”

Mrs S, Warrington

“Claire was a strong and knowledgeable buffer, with exceptional legal expertise and the human touch. It’s the first time I have experienced a legal practitioner with a good balance of both. I felt in safe hands and trusted her judgement implicitly. Claire gave room for my input and said 'I don't think so' when she had to. ”

Miss K, Manchester

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