Clare Swinnerton Principal Associate

Speaks:  English

Qualified: 2015 - Solicitor of England & Wales

Primary office:  Birmingham

Clare Swinnerton

Clare Swinnerton is a principal associate in the commercial development and investment team in Birmingham. Clare advises clients on all aspects of commercial property transactions from acquisitions, funding, development, lease negotiations and general portfolio management advice.

Clare has developed a broad range of legal experience acting for developers, landowners, occupiers and investors on a variety of developments including industrial and distribution warehouses, hotels and mixed-use schemes.


  • Advising a commercial developer on the acquisition of several options and promotion agreements over land to be promoted through the planning process for commercial and residential development.
  • Assisting with the forward funding and development of a hotel in London as part of a mixed-use scheme.
  • Assisting with the acquisition of land for retail and industrial end use in Southampton for a commercial developer, including dealing with all aspects of due diligence on the acquisition, conclusion of all agreements for lease for each unit and disposal of the first phase to a UK pension fund.
  • Acting for a hotel operator on the acquisition of a city centre property including assisting with the drafting and negotiation of transactional documents and advising on third party occupation issues.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2021

    • Career
      July 2021
      Gowling WLG (UK), Principal Associate
  • 2019

    • Career
      February 2019
      Gowling WLG (UK), Senior Associate
  • 2015

    • Career
      September 2015
      Gateley PLC, solicitor
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 2013

    • Career
      September 2013
      Gateley PLC, trainee
    • Rankings & Awards
      Birmingham Law Society Gold Prize
    • Rankings & Awards
      University of Law, best overall student
  • 2011

    • Education
      Warwick University, Law LLB