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Clare Armstrong (Parkinson) Solicitor, Employment

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Clare is an employment lawyer at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester.

She advises senior executives and employees on a wide range of workplace issues including discrimination, whistleblowing and unfair dismissal.   

Clare has extensive experience of negotiating severance packages. She always provides pragmatic and straightforward advice to help individuals achieve their objectives, whether that be an internal resolution through a grievance, negotiating a favourable settlement agreement or issuing legal proceedings in the employment tribunal.  Clare uses her prior experience in a corporate environment to provide practical solutions for individuals. 

She has experience of complex high profile and high value discrimination claims. Clare secured an award of £456,464 damages for her client in Saddique v Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, a race discrimination claim reported extensively in the press.

Clare has experience of advising clients with physical and mental disabilities and in helping them secure valuable permanent health insurance and long term disability benefits.

Sanna Aslam assists Clare with her cases.


Career history

  • Since 2013: Slater and Gordon Lawyers UK
  • 2009-2013: Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP
  • 2007-2009: Eversheds LLP


  • LPC (Distinction), The College of Law, Chester
  • Bachelor of Legal Science, Queen's University Belfast
  • BA (Econ)(Hons), The University of Manchester 

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Industrial Law Society
  • Member of the Employment Law Committee, Manchester Law Society


Recent Testimonials for Clare Armstrong (Parkinson)

“Clear communication throughout the process, always took my calls and very thorough in the detail. Exactly what I needed.  Thank you Clare.”

Mr G, Cheshire

“I approached Clare to support me through reaching a compromise agreement with my employers.This was a particularly sensitive time for me and Clare's ability to steer me through a legal process in a compassionate and empathetic manner was a great support to me. I have no hesitation in recommending Clare for detailed and sensitive legal support.”

Ms B, Preston

“I would recommend Clare Armstrong at Slater and Gordon for the highest levels of legal support and representation in employment disputes above any other practise in the UK today. She dealt with my specific case superbly and without hesitation. I have found her demonstrably to be an empathetic advocate and without doubt the most professional solicitor I have met to date.”

Chris, Industrial Sales Manager

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