"Claire Wood is highly esteemed for her practice in family law. She has been held in high regards and she seems to be on top of it and knows exactly what she’s doing.”
Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2019
"The incredibly bright Claire Wood is increasingly involved in high-end matrimonial finance issues, including nuptial agreements. She has notable expertise in surrogacy issues and cases involving farming assets. Sources commend her skills as a 'tough negotiator'."
Chambers UK 2018
"She has a thriving international family practice and is particularly noted for the strength of her finance and surrogacy expertise. She is described as extremely solid, reliable, hard-working and client-focused."
Chambers UK, 2017
Claire returned to Kingsley Napley as Legal Counsel in 2022, having previously worked at the firm from 2008- 2018. Claire is a family lawyer with over 15 years’ experience of advising clients on divorce or separation, financial settlement, prenuptial agreements and the arrangements for children.
She has expertise in cases involving:
- Complex financial arrangements including business assets and LTIPs
- Cross border family law, in particular with assets in, or connections with, France
- Surrogacy issues
- International relocation
Clients have confidence in Claire’s commercial approach to cases and describe her as efficient, supportive and clear in her advice. Legal directories have commended her skills as a “tough negotiator”.
Claire speaks French and has built up a significant Anglo-French family law practice. Over many years, she has acted for clients with French links on all aspects of their separation including the financial implications of cross border divorce, Anglo- French prenuptial agreements and the relocation of children. Claire’s language skills and technical expertise mean she is sought after by francophone clients for advice on divorce, relocation and enforcement. She advises on jurisdiction disputes, working cross border with trusted foreign lawyers.