Claire is a member of our commercial team and works out of our Preston and Blackpool offices. Claire covers a wide range of commercial contract and regulatory work which includes preparing, reporting on, negotiating and advising clients on a multitude of commercial contracts from general terms and conditions to bespoke and negotiated high value contracts such as distribution, long term supply, and franchise arrangements.
Claire has particular expertise in the area of consumer law and regularly advises clients in relation to their B2C terms and conditions and statutory obligations towards consumers. She is also particularly active in the manufacturing sector as well as advising in relation to franchising arrangements.
Claire understands the importance of enabling her clients to understand their contracts and utilise them effectively and therefore delivers bespoke training to clients on their standard documentation as well as basic legal principals and key provisions contained in relevant commercial contracts.
Claire joined Napthens as a trainee in 2010 and qualified into the Corporate Team in 2012. Always keen on commercial contracts, Claire assisted in all aspects of commercial contract work whilst in the Corporate Team and moved into the Commercial Team permanently in 2017.
Before joining Napthens Claire gained a first class honours degree in Economic and Social History with French at Glasgow University, before going on to complete the law conversion course and Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School in Manchester.
More about Claire Hynes
How do you like to relax out of work?
Spending time with my two little girls, running, cooking and eating good food!
If you had an alternative career – what would be your fantasy job?
Presenting “This Morning” with Holly Willoughby.
What is your proudest achievement?
(Other than my beautiful girls of course) completing the four day Inca trek to Machu Picchu in Peru and getting a First in my undergraduate degree.