Claire Shallcross is a Litigation Executive within the Flight Delay Litigation Team. Her role involves dealing with everything litigated beyond the point when a Defence is filed, including instructing Counsel to attend hearings and drafting written submissions.
Coming from a teaching background and a stint in the retail industry, Claire knows full well about leadership, organisation, time management and teamwork skills.
She became particularly interested in Flight Delay Litigation because it gets into the nitty gritty arguments that are “behind the scenes” and “in the background” which then have an influence on not only how the rest of the department may operate but impact others involved in the Flight Delay business.
Claire started off as an Office Assistant within the Flight Delay department but her enthusiasm and determination saw her progress to her current role.
When asked what motivates her about her role at Bott and Co, Claire commented: “Winning hearings, especially ones where the Judgment given has an impact on the team as a whole or sometimes even helps to win other cases later on and hearings which I have done the submissions for.”
“Having a new legal argument with the Defendant is something that is motivating because it is different and not been argued before – it keeps this area of law exciting.”
Claire will provide you with pragmatic, to-the-point advice as her area of expertise involves dealing with everything litigated beyond the point when a Defence is filed.
She has a real passion for what she does and is very proud of the results she has achieved for clients. For Claire working on some written submissions for paper hearings have all been highlights especially when the Judgments have significance in other cases by swaying the Judge to find in favour of the Claimant(s).
Besides litigation work in Flight Delay cases, Claire is a massive Formula 1 fan and supporter of Lewis Hamilton and has watched the British Grand Prix twice at Silverstone (2015 and 2018).
She loves travelling and exploring new places and has visited Abu Dhabi, Melbourne, Auckland and Queenstown in New Zealand, and Port Douglas in Queensland.
Claire has also taken part in a charity skydive alongside her colleague Devon Cartwright, raising a total of £1756 for Cancer Research UK.