Consultant Legal Counsel
Claire has worked extensively across EMEA and APAC setting up efficient legal functions and supporting the growth of dynamic and innovative scale-ups. As an experienced in-house lawyer she takes a holistic view of legal, evaluating risk whilst managing and prioritising legal work and the budget.
She’s great at implementing and upgrading processes and templates to speed up deal cycle, manage contracts, support hiring, etc., whilst also training cross-functional business teams and implementing / managing compliance programmes. Claire focusses on business enablement and is valued for her approachable communication style, creative solutions and growth mindset.
Useful to know:
Claire really enjoys the performing arts and has performed at festivals and competitions in the UK and Europe. Claire is also keen hiker and once completed the 5-day Otter Trail along South Africa’s Garden route. She speaks conversational Spanish and is still working on mastering her French.
Worked with:Claire has had in-house legal roles at the BBC, WeWork and Coursera, where she established the EMEA legal function, and worked as a consultant supporting clients such as gaming company Zynga and ad platform Zappi. Prior to that Claire trained at Travers Smith, where she qualified to the Corporate team
What Claire's clients say:
Claire joined the business and pivoted to support in so many areas across the business - a testimony to both her agility and expertise - for each of which she brought commercial understanding, empathy, patience and a sense of humour.