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Clare Armstrong (Parkinson) Senior Associate, 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.


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)

“Clare’s assessment and advice were invaluable. From our first conversation, she quickly ascertained an overview of the matter and identified the pertinent issues and possible courses of action. Throughout, Clare guided me through the process and ensured my aims were achieved. Whilst I worried, Clare was calm, professional and highly effective. Clare won an agreement that enables me to continue in my career and enjoy my life. Thank you Clare.”

Mrs K, Leeds

“Since March 2017 I have had the pleasure of Clare Armstrong being my legal representative for my Employment Tribunal against a large Civil Service organisation. My case was a particularly difficult matter with many complexities. Clare handled everything that was put before her with extreme professionalism and her knowledge is impeccable. My case was a 2 pronged case of disability discrimination and unfair dismissal where I was dismissed from my job for sick absence. From day one Clare believed in me and fought tooth and nail until a full admittance was made by my ex employer.  After this the case did not get any easier for Clare and she worked tirelessly to get the best result for me and that she did. My case has now completed and due to Clare's determination and dedication we obtained a fantastic result. I cannot thank Clare enough for handling my case sympathetically and professionally. For anybody with a similar case to mind I would definitely recommend Clare for their legal representative. I wish her well in her future career. ”


“I wish to thank Ms Armstrong and her colleagues for a very professional, courteous and supportive legal service during a time of great difficulty with my employers and uncertainty. The legal advice received was not only excellent and timely but it enabled me to manage daily and longer term issues. I highly recommend Ms Armstrong’s legal advice and representation, as she remained very supportive throughout and was able to negotiate a positive outcome which will now enable me to redirect my career and to move on from a difficult experience.”

Mr C, London

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