Claire Molyneux

Position: Consultant
Phone: +(44)(0)1223 222448
Fax: +(44)(0)1223 222563

What can I do for you?

I am a solicitor in the family team who specialises in assisting clients through all aspects of the often difficult experience of relationship breakdown. Our team has wide ranging expertise. We are able to advise you about separation after a period of cohabitation or marriage, the process of divorce, and the consequential financial considerations flowing from a separation as a cohabitee or married individual. In addition, we advise and assist clients with the preparation of pre and post marital agreements and cohabitation agreements. I also have wide ranging experience in assisting clients who are making arrangements for their children whether that be within this jurisdiction, or abroad. We are quite used to dealing with family situations when the issues involve international complexities.

Supporting my clients’ ambitions

I try hard to listen to my clients and help them achieve their aims. To do so, I might suggest different methods of dispute resolution such as mediation, collaborative law, the relatively new option of family arbitration, or court proceedings. Within the firm, there are a vast support network of specialist lawyers who can be called upon for input to ensure a holistic consideration of all issues that affect you when a relationship ends. This might include a consideration of assets held in trust, related estate planning or company, corporate or agricultural issues. Such issues invariably present themselves as an integral part of the process of separation.

Beyond the firm, we are able to recommend other specialists to help you, such as counsellors, financial advisors or accountants. We will all work with you to make sure you are supported throughout.

What do others say about me?

Clients have described me as “a safe and reliable pair of hands” and as having “a gift for listening”.

As a team, we have received the following feedback.

“Exemplary team with a broad range of expertise within financial divorce cases, including contentious trusts, pensions and business issues. Outstanding ability across complicated litigation as well as a variety of alternative dispute resolution methods.” (Chambers 2016)

"Mills & Reeve LLP is "at the top of its game"". (Legal 500 2016)

"My client received great service and Mills & Reeve will continue to be the first firm I think of for any international family law matters. I will enthusiastically recommend your firm to all of my family law colleagues". (Ellen Stross, US Attorney)

"Top notch" Mills & Reeve LLP has ‘the region’s leading family team, providing Magic Circle firm services at a fraction of the price' (Legal 500 2014).

An excellent group noted for its work on high net worth financial proceedings, as well as divorce planning and private law children work. Particularly distinguished for its expertise in private trust and tax, agricultural and landed estate issues affecting complex divorce cases. (Chambers 2015)

"They provide a Rolls-Royce service. They provide things well in advance, and keep you informed and in the loop. Very well organised too. I am full of praise for them." (Client feedback)

"Client-focused advice delivered in a friendly, timely and professional way." (Client feedback)

What else should you know?  

I am a member of Resolution, which is an organisation committed to assisting clients to reach reasonable and non-confrontational settlements upon relationship breakdown. I am also trained in collaborative practice.

Our national team runs the website - regarded as one of the country’s leading free resources for people seeking information on divorce and family breakdown.