Claire Van Ristell Senior Associate

Speaks:  English

Qualified: 2012 - Solicitor of England & Wales

Primary office:  Birmingham

Claire Van Ristell

Claire is a lawyer in the Commercial, IT and Outsourcing team.

With a background in commercial litigation, mediation and dispute resolution, Claire advises clients on risk management and dispute avoidance, with a particular focus on data protection, cyber-security, technology, outsourcing and communication sectors.

She is a member of the firm's Tech team, advising technology clients on everything from business-as-usual contracting arrangements, to complex licensing agreements.


  • Drafting a complex licencing arrangement for a European health-technology provider;
  • Providing ongoing GDPR compliance advice to a number of public and private clients;
  • Reviewing and advising on software licencing agreements with IT suppliers on behalf of public and private clients;
  • Providing risk management advice in relation to the data protection aspects of corporate transactions.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2020

    • Community
      September 2020
      The Hygiene Bank, Project Co-ordinator
  • 2016

    • Career
      July 2016
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, Senior Associate
    • Career
      February 2016
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, Associate
  • 2014

    • Career
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, Associate
  • 2012

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
    • Career
      Wragge & Co LLP, Associate
  • 2010

    • Career
      Wragge & Co LLP, Trainee
  • 2008

    • Career
      May 2008
      Thompsons Solicitors, Paralegal
    • Education
      Nottingham Trent University, LPC
  • 2007

    • Education
      Queen's University Belfast, LLB (Hons) Law