About Claire

Claire joined Lupton Fawcett as a trainee solicitor in 2004 and qualified into the Dispute Resolution Department in September 2006. She became a Senior Associate in 2013.

Claire has expertise in a diverse range of commercial litigation and has particular expertise in dealing with property related disputes including dilapidations claims, lease renewals, possession proceedings, forfeiture, breach of covenants, boundary disputes, rent recovery and trespass. Claire can also advise on and assist clients with other commercial and contractual disputes including claims relating to breach of restrictive covenants and confidentiality, construction disputes and professional negligence claims.

Claire acts on behalf of a variety of commercial clients including retailers, contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, manufacturers and banks and has built a reputation for providing practical, cost effective advice and assistance on the most appropriate way of achieving a resolution, irrespective of the nature or the value of the dispute.

When not at work

Claire spends most of her free time either playing netball, which includes playing for a team in the Premier Division of the West Yorkshire League, or running with her local running club, both of which allow her to indulge in two of her other favourite pastimes, cooking and eating.

Professional Societies

  • Law Society


Sectors that Claire is involved in:


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Adverse Possession

What can a landlord do when a commercial tenant is not paying rent?

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is having a detrimental effect on both commercial landlords and commercial tenants alike. What are the options open to a landlord?

Pencil iconBy Claire Moss on 19th November 2020

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New Code of Practice for Commercial Property Relationships

A new Code of Practice has been developed with leaders from retail, hospitality and property sectors to provide clarity for businesses when discussing rental payments

Pencil iconBy Claire Moss on 13th July 2020

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Is your Landlord trying to make you pay for Property improvements or upgrades?

If you are a tenant of commercial premises, almost certainly your lease will contain obligations that you have to keep the premises you occupy in

Pencil iconBy Claire Moss on 21st November 2019

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The End of Section 21 Notices?

The government have recently announced plans to abolish the practice of landlords serving tenants Section 21 notices in order to address the uncertainty that tenants in

Pencil iconBy Claire Moss on 3rd May 2019

Supreme Court decision restricts landlord’s right to terminate lease 2

New Regulations on Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Detailed below are new Regulations which impose a duty on Landlords to install and maintain smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms or face a Local

Pencil iconBy Claire Moss on 11th February 2019

Supreme Court decision restricts landlord’s right to terminate lease 2

Are You Fully Aware of the New Section 21 Procedure?

New Section 21 procedure coming into force on 1st October 2015

Pencil iconBy Lupton Fawcett on 11th February 2019

Supreme Court decision restricts landlord’s right to terminate lease 2

Increased risk for Letting Agents – are you protected?

Regulation in the private rented market is increasing rapidly. New regulations, rules and requirements are being introduced at an alarming rate, all of which substantially

Pencil iconBy Claire Moss on 11th February 2019

Supreme Court decision restricts landlord’s right to terminate lease 2

New Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for Both Residential and Commercial Property

The Government has recently passed new minimum energy efficiency standards which come into force on 1 April 2016. These will affect both landlords of domestic and commercially

Pencil iconBy Claire Moss on 11th February 2019

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Can a Landlord effect service of a notice on a tenant by email?

If you are in the business of renting residential property you will be aware of the numerous formalities involved and will, most likely, have ensured

Pencil iconBy Kirsty Coggin on 17th September 2018

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The Cost of Fire Safety

On 14 August 2018, the government’s consultation on whether to ban the use of combustible cladding in high-rise residential buildings closed.

Pencil iconBy Claire Moss on 17th September 2018

What are the land purchase options for housebuilders and developers?

Developers and sites for residential development

The demand for housing has led to many Local Authorities revising their planning policies on Greenbelt Land and particularly those near existing towns and settlements.

Pencil iconBy Claire Moss on 28th September 2017

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Information relating to our Property Litigation Team

The Property Dispute Team is a sub-group within Lupton Fawcett’s Dispute Management Department made up of 4 directors and 4 qualified solicitors. This makes it one

Pencil iconBy Claire Moss on 8th September 2017

"Have worked with senior associate Claire Moss on a number of occasions who quickly understands the issues and gets to the crux of the matter in question."

Legal 500 2021

Thank you both so much for all your efforts, attention to detail and tactical and strategic advice, in addition to the legal advice of course, which resulted in such a positive outcome yesterday. As I mentioned afterwards I think you have proved the value of excellent teamwork, which has provided me and the Bank a great level of service.

Tiana Peck

Head of Legal Services, AIB Group (UK) Plc


Graduated from the University of Leeds, BA French and Linguistics

Completed Post Graduate Diploma in Law

Completed Legal Practice Court, College of Law, York

Qualified as a Solicitor with Lupton Fawcett

Promoted to Associate Solicitor

Promoted to Senior Associate Solicitor

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