What can Claudia do for you?
Claudia is a principal associate in our family team. She advises clients about the financial consequences of relationship breakdown, whether cohabiting or married. She also has a substantial practice in advising parents in private law children cases, particularly those which are considered high conflict and /or with an international aspect. Legal 500 considers her the "name to note for private children cases" in the region.
Supporting your ambitions
Claudia works hard to understand what her clients want to achieve, providing valuable, robust and straightforward advice.
Recent highlights for Claudia include:
- Advising a father in the Court of Appeal, and advising a mother in complex children proceedings which included a two week long fact find hearing.
In both cases, Claudia kept the focus on the child(ren) throughout.
- Negotiating a favourable agreement for a multi-generational farmer with significant arguments regarding the accrual of pre-marital wealth.
Claudia works closely with Philip Way who leads the Leeds team. Commentators state:
"Mills & Reeve are the stand-out quality firm in Leeds. They are a notch above everyone else. The quality of their work is unparalleled"
"They are the go-to team for resolving large financial disputes, incredibly thorough in their analysis of the detail and desire to achieve the right result for their client, who is completely safe in their hands."
What do others say?
Chambers and Partners 2020 and 2021 "Associate to Watch" and Legal 500 2020 and 2021 "Rising Star".
Commentators have stated:
"She is the future of family law - she has an absolutely phenomenal brain and her expertise is outrageous."
"The amount of support and care she puts in to cases is just incredible from both a professional and emotional point of view."
"Claudia Gilham is an absolute standout performer. Producing quality of work and analysis at partner level already; she is punching well above her standing. Claudia is on course to become the standout family lawyer in the north."
What else should you know?
Claudia plays rugby for York Women's RUFC which means she never underestimates the value of team work (and getting her hands dirty!).
Claudia is a vocal advocate of volunteering and community engagement. She is a trustee of a large domestic abuse charity.