Claire Rolston

Principal Solicitor

Areas of Law

Qualified in 2001

Time Spent

LLB (Hons) Law and German Educational

University of Liverpool

LLM Employment Law and Relations

Educational Institution
University of Leicester


Claire Rolston is our principal solicitor and resident employment expert, having practised employment law almost exclusively since she qualified in 2001. After leaving her native North East to study Law and German at Liverpool University, Claire finally returned “home” in 2012, bringing with her the law firm she had set up whilst living and working in Leeds. Claire’s calm approach brings a confident reassurance for clients and she divides her time between advising employees and employers, which gives her a more rounded view of the employment relationship and helps resolve disputes when they arise. Claire has been described by one of her HR clients as a “straight-talking expert who can make the complex understandable”.

She also enjoys training HR professionals and management on issues that might expose companies to an employment tribunal claim. Being a litigator at heart, she especially enjoys dealing with tribunal claims and has enjoyed particular success in claims brought on behalf of town and parish clerks.

Claire has two daughters who keep her very busy, mostly on the football field, where she is now an FA Level 1 qualified football coach. If she can find any spare time, she tries to fit in a game of golf or two. She’s also recently uncovered the joy of skiing and tries to visit the Aosta Valley whenever she can.

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