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Insightful & commercial – legals that support business operation

Claire Banks

Managing Associate

Claire Banks legal advice

Claire works with organisations to ensure the legal frameworks which underpin operations are effective and commercial.  Being curious about your operations and working in partnership with you and your teams makes sorting out ‘the legals’ including legal advice on commercial contracts, straightforward – not a chore. And, as a result,  you can be safe in the knowledge, you’ve got it covered.


“Claire has provided timely and insightful support and advice for our Academy Trust since its inception. Her client focus is exceptional, understanding and relating to the pressures on us and in our sector as whole. She smartly translates that understanding into practical, empathetic and relevant advice.”

(A Multi-Academy Trust client)

“…Claire Banks had a significant role to play in my acquisition and was able to communicate to me in a language I could understand and relate…effort and hard work was exceptional working long hours, evenings and weekends to maintain the momentum of the deal to ensure we got through to the end.”

(Corporate & Commercial Client)

“Whenever I have used the team, it is as if they are carrying the works for themselves; they care and take the role of a professional to the next level’, remarks a client.”

(The Legal 500 2020)

“The team members are true professionals and nice people to boot. I wouldn’t consider any other company for legal matters in the future.”

(Corporate and Commercial Client )

Since joining us in 2018 Claire has made a significant impact. She began her career at a large national law firm before moving into a legal department in local government in 2008. After living in the Middle East where she took a break from law, Claire joined Greenwoods.

Claire has specialised in corporate and commercial work since 2006, building the knowledge and experience to advise on a broad range of matters, including legal advice on commercial contacts. She has worked on numerous corporate M&A and restructuring projects as well as supporting clients with their commercial needs and is a member of our Manufacturing sector team.

She has also spent time on secondment where she delivered bespoke in-house support for a wholesale and retail motor finance provider so knows how to take a commercial approach. Her focus, dedication, and client management and relationship skills are simply exceptional and she has been recognised as a ‘Rising Star’ in the Legal 500 for the last three years.

Alongside supporting businesses with legal advice on commercial contracts, Claire has expertise in supporting academy schools and charities. She understands and appreciates the specific challenges of the education and charitable sectors and plays a key role in both teams here at Greenwoods. Claire has also served as a Governor at a secondary school in Peterborough.

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