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Claire Dyer

Claire Dyer

Partner, Family Law

Location: Reading, Henley-on-Thames & Wokingham
Qualified as a solicitor: 2006

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Claire Dyer is a partner and head of our leading Family Law team and advises clients from our Reading, Henley-on-Thames and Wokingham offices, as well as remotely.

Claire is experienced in all aspects of divorce and separation, financial remedy and disputes in relation to children. She acts for both married and unmarried individuals, at all stages of their relationship and advises parents, grandparents and families with often complex needs in children cases.      

Claire advises on complex and often high value cases involving trusts, business assets, international elements, third party interveners, injunctions and appeals. She is also experienced in advising in relation to pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, separation agreements and surrogacy matters, providing guidance and support to either the surrogate or the intended parents, as well as their respective families.

In addition to extensive litigation experience, Claire practices as a collaborative lawyer and mediator which enables her to support clients to resolve their disputes in a constructive and conciliatory manner without the need for Court intervention. She trained with and is a member of Family Law body Resolution, which aims to resolve Family Law matters through a constructive approach.

After completing her legal training in London, Claire joined Blandy & Blandy in 2006 upon qualification. She became an associate solicitor in 2011 and a partner in 2015.

Claire is recommended in the UK's leading guides to law firms, Chambers UK and The Legal 500, and is recognised in the highest band 1 category and as a 'leading individual' respectively. 

In 2018 Blandy & Blandy was named as a finalist in the 'Family Law Firm of the Year - South' category at the Family Law Awards in London and in 2022 the firm was shortlisted and 'highly commended' in the same category. 

Examples of recent work

  • Representing clients in a range of cases from the Magistrates Court to High Court Appeals.
  • Mediating with couples to resolve both financial issues and child arrangements without the need for Court intervention.
  • Advising in complex child arrangement cases including those involving grandparents, children subjected to alienating behaviour, allegations of abuse, unauthorised removal from the jurisdiction, changes to living and contact arrangements, passport and location orders, educational disputes, relocation of children within the UK and internationally, disputes re: medical treatment and changing a child’s name or school without prior agreement.
  • Preparing and advising in a range of Pre and Post Nuptial agreements, often involving significant family assets.
  • Supporting and advising clients with out of Court options including round-table meetings, mediation, arbitration and Private Financial Dispute Resolution (FDR) hearings.
  • Drafting Cohabitation Agreements and supporting separated cohabitants with financial arrangements for them and their children.
  • Engaging with separated couples and other lawyers to work in the Collaborative Law process resolving both financial issues and arrangements for children.
  • Advising intervening parents wishing to protect assets involved in their adult children’s divorce.
  • Guiding intended parents and surrogates at each stage of the Surrogacy process, both domestic and international.
  • Advising clients in an array of financial cases including complex business assets, RSUs/Share Options, Trusts, international elements, tax issues and public sector pensions.   

How I Can Help You

  • Children disputes
  • Cohabitation
  • Collaborative law
  • Divorce and separation
  • Domestic abuse
  • Enforcement
  • Financial remedy
  • Injunctive applications
  • Pre nuptial and post nuptial agreements
  • Separation agreements
  • Surrogacy

Professional Memberships:
Member, Resolution
Member, Family Mediation Council
Member, Thames Valley Family Lawyers Society
Member Reading Family Mediation Group
Member, Thames Valley Collaborative Lawyers POD
Member, The Law Society

Education:
Resolution, trained mediator
Resolution, trained collaborative lawyer
College of Law (London), LPC
LLB (Hons)

Accreditations & Awards:
Recommended, Chambers UK
Leading individual, The Legal 500
Finalist - 'Family Law Firm of the Year - South' Family Law Awards 2018 and 2022

What Our Clients Say

“Claire Dyer is an exceptional lawyer. She treats each individual case and client equally and provides a first rate service.”

The Legal 500

“Claire Dyer has an amazing attention to detail and the ability to listen and show genuine compassion and concern.”

Chambers UK

“Claire Dyer is an absolute star and her experience and dedication in both money and children cases set her apart from her peers.”

The Legal 500

“I cannot recommend Blandy & Blandy highly enough. Claire Dyer handled my case with care and compassion. She is an amazing solicitor clearly at the top of her game. Use Blandy & Blandy with confidence.”

Client

“When Claire's acting on my behalf I know she's truly fighting my corner.”

Client

“Claire's knowledge, expertise and ability to understand what I was going through and support me was just invaluable to me.”

Client

“It goes without saying how absolutely wonderful you have been throughout it all. I cannot thank you both enough. ”

Client

“I have to say Claire Dyer was amazing. My case was dealt with compassion and a level of professionalism that exceeded my expectations. Without question I would recommend Blandy and Blandy to anyone who needs legal services. Engage with them with confidence that you are in safe hands.”

Client

“Claire and her team kept me informed every step of the way, and in my opinion went the extra mile, putting me at ease at every stage of the process.”

Client

“Knowing you were there on my side made such a difference. You have been brilliant throughout the process and have always given me clear and concise advice.”

Client

“I just wanted to thank you dearly for the help you kindly gave me. I sing your praises to everyone and recommend you on Facebook communities locally for all sorts and shall continue to do so. Your kindness gave me strength and your advice served me well.”

Client

“I am very happy to recommend you directly, and your firm. Knowing that you were on the end of email was hugely reassuring many times through the process.”

Client

“Hi Claire, thanks so much for helping us through this process. You’ve been great.”

Client

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