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Claire Reid Senior Associate, Family Law

Experience Profile

Claire is a Senior Family and Divorce Lawyer at Slater and Gordon in Manchester.

Claire sensitively handles the fallout following a relationship breakdown and helps clients with pre-marital and cohabitation agreements.

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, publishes papers on family law issues 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

“It's been a bit of a long haul but I never doubted that we'd get here. Many thanks for all of your work on my case, you and your colleagues have been most professional throughout - and friendly!”

Ms D, Berlin

“Thank you for all your help and advice over the past 12 months, it has been an extremely difficult period but one that was made easier with your knowledge, kindness and support throughout and I am most grateful.”

Mrs B, Manchester

“Thank you so much for all of your help and support Claire. I have relied at all times on your advice which has been clear and explained carefully to me. I have been able to trust you throughout my case. You have focused on ensuring the best possible outcome for me, endeavouring to keep my costs down and to bring about a swift conclusion.”

Mr T, Manchester

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