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Claire Sumner

  • Job Title: Associate
  • Qualification: FCILEx
  • Date of Qualification: 2013
  • Started in: 2017
  • Where from: Connah's Quay, North Wales

Areas of expertise

Claire is a commercial lawyer with experience of working in the in-house legal team of companies in travel, recruitment and financial services.

Claire acts for a wide range of clients across a number of sectors and industries. Claire helps her clients by providing legal advice on the day to day issues that arise in operating a business including general commercial contract advice, through to a range of specialist areas which include advertising and marketing law, confidentiality advice, intellectual property rights, agency and distribution arrangements, technology/ecommerce, and data protection and the GDPR which comes into effect on
25 May 2018.

Claire regularly reviews contracts to identify and advise on key risks and reviews and revises standard terms and conditions to ensure they comply with the latest consumer protection legislation.

Claire has particular experience in in the travel and leisure industry having worked in-house for a group of tour operators. Drawing on this in-house experience Claire acts for a number of tour operators/travel agents providing sector specific regulatory advice on the application of current legislation and providing general commercial contract advice.

Other roles and responsibilities

Claire provides training on commercial law, to include training on the impending GDPR.


What you enjoy about your job

I enjoy working with the client, finding out about their business enabling me to provide a practical and pragmatic approach.


About you

In her spare time Claire likes to travel, gardening, interior design and indulging in a spot of retail therapy. Claire is also a volunteer at North Clwyd Animal Rescue.

Welsh speaker?

To contact Claire:
Telephone: 01745 818297, 07715 521804 or 01829 707884
Email: sumnerc@swaynejohnson.com