Clare Irvine-Fortescue



T: +44 (0)20 7395 3151
M: +44 (0) 7540 559805


Clare advises on all aspects of Employment law. She has experience assisting employers and individuals on complex HR and ER matters including performance and conduct / disciplinary issues, sickness absence, redundancies, breach of confidence and breach of restrictive covenants. She also offers support to the Corporate team on TUPE transactions and she works with the Private Client team in providing Employment assistance.

Recent Experience

  • Clare often drafts and provides advice on employment contracts, service agreements, employment policies, handbooks and settlement agreements.
  • Clare has advised on and negotiated multiple exits from both employer and employee perspectives. She provides advice on unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, wrongful dismissal, whistleblowing and discrimination.
  • Clare has experience in litigation from the Employment Tribunal to the Supreme Court.

Career History

Clare read History at The University of Edinburgh. She qualified as a Solicitor in 2018 and joined Wedlake Bell in 2020. She is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and a Mental Health First Aider.


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