Claire joined Oracle in 2010 and rapidly progressed to become a Director in 2016; she is now Head of Operations for the firm. She practises in both Civil and Criminal Litigation and combines clear strategic vision with a practical approach firmly focused on delivering on her clients’ expectations.
Claire has played a pivotal role in Oracle’s emergence as recognised experts in the field of Aviation Law – see for example Bott & Co Solicitors vs Ryanair DAC  EWHC 534 (Ch). She has wide experience in both contentious and non-contentious general Civil work and a hard-earned reputation for skilful negotiation on behalf of her clients. Where negotiation proves impossible, she is a forceful and tenacious Litigator.
In Criminal Law, Claire is an experienced advocate with a strong track record standing up for her clients’ rights. She has considerable experience defending in high profile, multi-faceted cases brought by Specialist/Elite Prosecution Authorities, such as The National Crime Agency, Operation Trident, the CPS Special Casework Unit and the Serious Fraud Office. She has successfully defended Allegations of Murder, Rape and Serious Fraud.
Claire is also highly regarded as an Extradition Lawyer, regularly appearing before the Westminster Magistrates Court and with particular experience of arguments relating to prison conditions overseas. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum (www.delf.org.uk).
Junior is an aviation paralegal at Oracle Solicitors, working in the German aviation law department. Junior’s principal cases are specialised in claims arising under Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004, involving issues of denied boarding and cancelled or delayed flights. Junior has a busy workload in assisting our qualified German lawyers in drafting defences arising under Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004 and related contractual and costs disputes under the German Civil Code and German Civil Procedure Rules.
Prior to joining Oracle Solicitors, Junior gained experience working with barristers in various chambers as a mini-pupil, assisting in trial preparation and legal research.
During his undergraduate studies at university, Junior participated in moots, including in the prestigious Phillip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition. Junior was commended as one of the top 30 advocates in the competition, out of ca. 80 participants.
Junior enjoys playing the piano and composing varied styles of music, published on Soundcloud. He also indulges in a variety of fitness activities and relishes reading novels.
Junior speaks fluent German.
Areas of Expertise
Education and Memberships
Subscribe to Our Newsletter
Never miss email updates in your inbox.