Company

Farrer & Co

Position

Partner

Index

Family Lawyers

Legal

Location

London

Advice type

Divorces

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

Client Types

Billionaires

Entrepreneurs

International UHNWs

Private equity

Sector Focus

Legal Advisory Services

Customer Type

Solicitor

Claire Gordon

Spear’s Review

Farrer & Co’s Claire Gordon has a stellar reputation for working on the most complex and high-value family law cases, regularly instructing billionaires. The assets involved can exceed £200 million, and cases often span jurisdictions.

But Gordon insists it’s not all about the big numbers: ‘For me, it is really about where I can add value, and how you can help people get through the period.’ If this means settling out of court, Gordon is more than happy to do so. ‘I focus on a client’s best interests. To have a successful practice you don’t need to be aggressive; you need to be robust, but not aggressive.’

She regularly speaks at international conferences and is a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.

Adviser Profile

Claire is a partner in the family team and is well known for resolving difficult personal situations for her clients, and avoiding lengthy legal battles with the inevitable emotional and financial cost. 

With over two decades of experience and practice, Claire relishes her diverse client base. Discretion for her clients is always absolutely key. She increasingly acts for entrepreneurs, private equity, professionals, individuals in the public eye and those with generational wealth, helping to resolve their myriad family disputes. It is rare for her cases not to have some international dimension, so collaborating with lawyers from around the world to protect her clients’ interests is a daily part of her practice. 

Claire helps people who are often at a crossroads in their lives. They may be facing the end of a relationship or issues in relation to their children, for example. Or it may be the beginning of a relationship and they are thinking about the future, as Claire has a notable reputation for her work on both UK and international pre- and post-nuptial agreements and civil partnership agreements. Whatever the issue, Claire works with her clients to agree the best way forward, focussing not just on the short term but also their long-term interests. 

Claire enjoys building strong relationships with her clients and helping them through what is almost invariably an emotionally charged situation. She understands the complex dynamics that can be at play between individuals and how that needs to be factored in at every step of the way. Her clients’ best interests are paramount – she is a firm but fair negotiator who takes real pride in her work.

Rank: Top Flight

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Address

66 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3LH

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