Claire Collinge | Walker Foster SolicitorsClaire Collinge | Walker Foster Solicitors

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Office: Skipton

Claire is a Solicitor and a Consultant to the firm who provides help and advice to our clients in all aspects of employment law and HR consultancy.  This includes drafting employment contracts, policies and disciplinary procedures, providing advice on handling misconduct, capability and sickness absence issues and advising on discrimination.  Claire also advises businesses on the employment aspects of restructures, redundancies and TUPE transfers, as well as exit strategies and drafting settlement agreements.

Claire qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and has since been a partner and team leader in two national law firms, specialising in employment law.  She became a partner in a niche employment law practice in 2015, where she continued to work until starting her own consulting practice in 2020. She has advised trade union clients and their individual members, as well as advising businesses and schools, particularly owner-managed businesses.  This has given her considerable experience of workplace dispute resolution from both the employee and employer point of view.

A particular interest for Claire is in helping employers manage the employment relationship well, by having the right procedures in place, addressing issues effectively before they grow and making informed commercial decisions to benefit their business and minimise the risk of Tribunal claims.  She has experience in delivering training to business clients and their managers to help them achieve that.   

For Claire, the best part of the job is developing a close working relationship with business clients, being able to give them clear, practical advice when employment or HR issues arise, and seeing the business develop and grow.

Outside of work, Claire can be found running or doing pilates to keep fit, watching her sons’ cricket and football matches, enjoying films at the local cinema and trying to see as many modern Shakespeare productions as she can. 

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