Claire Battye is a Director of the firm. She specialises in all aspects of Property Law but with a focus on Commercial Property. Claire joined the firm in 1998 after having spent over 10 years with Larcomes Solicitors in Portsmouth where she qualified in 1992. She left school in 1984 and started working immediately as an Office Junior in a law practise. Over the years she has progressed through the ranks studying whilst working and has turned her hands to most of the jobs in the office and qualified as Legal Executive first, and then took the road to the Solicitors Finals Exam at the Law College in Guildford where she passed with First Class Honours. Having taken the non routine route to qualification as a Solicitor the experience gathered over these years has proved invaluable. In May 2000 Claire successfully brought about substantial growth to the residential team, which is now strong and self sufficient and thriving. She has the same drive and determination to build the commercial property team in this office, so that all aspects of any commercial transaction can be dealt with in house. The intention is to provide a first class service to clients and keep one step ahead of other major competitors in the market place.