Claire graduated with a First Class Honours Degree at Newcastle University in Accounting and Financial Analysis and qualified as a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Tax Adviser and Trust and Estate Practitioner with the firm. She became a partner in 2001.
Claire specialises in advising individuals and trusts on tax matters. She includes a number of high net worth individuals and landed estates in her client portfolio. Claire works with solicitors providing advice on the administration of deceased estates.
She is a past Treasurer of the North East & Cumbria branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and a member of the ICAEW Tax Faculty.