News | January 27, 2021

Wedlake Bell Partner named first female Company Solicitor to the Carpenters’ Company

Claire Nelson, a real estate Partner at city law firm Wedlake Bell LLP, has been appointed as Company Solicitor to the Carpenters’ Company, a City of London livery company. She is the first female Company Solicitor in the Carpenters’ 700-year history. 

Confirmed by the Court of the Company on January 6th after a competitive selection process, her appointment takes effect immediately.  

Claire specialises in investment and is a highly regarded professional in the real estate sector who has worked on many notable, high value property deals across London and will bring a breadth of legal and commercial knowledge to the role.

The Carpenters’  Company received its first royal charter in 1477.  It is an organisation steeped in history and tradition and Claire’s appointment sends a positive message to the sector.

Commenting on her appointment, Claire Nelson said:

“It is an honour to be chosen as Company Solicitor to the Carpenters’ Company. “