Claire is an experienced family solicitor who has specialised in family law since 2000. She is skilled in resolving the complex financial consequences faced when a relationship breaks down, whether the couple is married, in a civil partnership or unmarried.
She also advises on emergency injunctions for urgent protection. In addition, Claire acts for parents in disputes concerning their children, with a high success of reaching solutions without making court applications.
Above all, Claire is committed to helping couples part with dignity and to minimise the impact on the family. She is a trained collaborative lawyer and mediator as well as a regular contributor to family law journals and the national press.
Claire has the gift for getting to the heart of a dispute, no matter how complex, and finding the right solution. She is astute, determined and never intimidated by the opposition. Clients love her. Claire has the rare skill and experience to manage cases involving money and children with equal dexterity. She has compassion and empathy without losing her steely focus. Claire is calm in any storm and carries her clients through the tempestuous journey of relationship breakdown.
Leading Family QC
I want you to know that I feel so grateful I had you alongside this journey in my life. Your support has been invaluable, not only from a (very) professional point but from a human one as well. I felt you gave me the strength to be firm and strong when my husband was so psychologically aggressive and tried to be manipulative.
You were not only very professional, I felt like I was being looked after by a team of friends who were concerned about how my case was going.
Words that come to mind are patient, persistent and generous with her time.
You have made a difficult process much more bearable and always provide insightful service.
Claire O’Flinn at Keystone Law was recommended to me as a solicitor who would be able to guide me through the minefield of unravelling my marriage. True to the recommendation, Claire guided me through the process seamlessly explaining how each step of divorce works and what would be sensible and fair for me to consider in my decision making regarding the division of marital finances and considerations for spousal and child maintenance. I would highly recommend Claire to anybody finding themselves going through a divorce. Rather than add to the trauma of separation and divorce, Claire has carefully and gently guided me through the process from petitioning for divorce to the receipt of a decree absolute after ensuring a fair settlement agreement between my ex wife and I. Thank you Claire.
No wonder Sophie recommended you, you're bloody brilliant.
You do definitely do an amazing job of helping people out of awful situations!
- Financial consequences of relationship breakdown
- Divorce and related issues including jurisdiction
- Issues related to unmarried families
- Disputes regarding with whom children should live or spend time with
- Removal of a child from the jurisdiction
- Variation of existing orders, both financial and children related
- Cohabitation agreements
- Separation agreements
- Mediation and Co-Mediation with Charlotte Cuevas (also at Keystone Law)
- Acting for members of the English, Spanish and Jordanian royal families.
- Advising and representing a leading female member of the Conservative party,reaching a generous settlement in her favour the day before a Final Hearing and thus avoiding court.
- Acting for a highly successful banker wife in securing the transfer of the family home to her from her unmarried partner in the highly unusual order of preventing the father contact with their daughter following a domestic abuse relationship.
- Acting for a top London restaurateur husband in a highly acrimonious divorce,achieving a favourable settlement for him and protecting his business
- Acting for a wife and mother following a marriage of extreme domestic abuse to include injunctive relief, divorce, financial settlement and protection of the children.
- Advising and representing a highly acclaimed music DJ husband in his divorce and financial settlement, leaving his business untouched
- Securing a settlement for a husband from a Premier League football club regarding asset protection, divorce and financial settlement.
- Acting for a wife following a long marriage to a former MI5 employee and allowing her to buy a mortgage free home.
- Advising and representing clients from the media, banking, medical, legal and sporting professions, all with the utmost of confidentiality to ensure that information does not leak to the press.
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
Recognised in the Spear’s 2021 Family Law Index as a Recommended Lawyer
Recognised by The Legal 500 2021 for Family
“Claire O’Flinn really adds value to her cases and is hugely capable.” The Legal 500 2021
“Claire O’Flinn is very organised and concise.” The Legal 500 2021
Recognised in Spear’s 500 2020 and 2021 as a Recommended Family Lawyer
Winner of Corporate LiveWire Global Awards 2019 (Divorce – UK)
Member of Resolution
Co-founder of Surrey Young Resolution
Featured in Surrey Life as a “leading lady of business” for 2018
Winner of Lawyer Monthly’s Women in Law Awards 2018 for Family Law in the UK
Claire qualified as a solicitor in 2004. Prior to joining Keystone Law in 2013, she worked at the following firms: