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Claire Burrows

Claire Burrows


0113 518 5075
0734 299 8139

Claire is a Partner in our regulatory and professional conduct team.

A specialist regulatory compliance lawyer with expertise in health and safety, environmental, food safety, product safety, medical device regulation, coronial law and anti-bribery legislation, Claire is often involved in complex regulatory investigations.

She helps clients to navigate their way through regulatory requirements and assists them to investigate, defend and mitigate enforcement action when things go wrong. She is known for having significant expertise in crisis management, incident response and major investigations. With over a decade’s experience as a regulatory specialist, Claire has acted on numerous high-profile health and safety cases following fatal and serious incidents.

An experienced advocate who has appeared in the Magistrates and Coroners Courts on numerous occasions, Claire also advises clients on their regulatory obligations and how to effectively demonstrate compliance. She is able to conduct regulatory due diligence across a wide range of topics to offer advice on compliance issues and practical risk mitigation to corporate clients during acquisitions. 

Claire advises large, corporate clients (both national and international) across various sectors including construction, demolition, manufacturing and healthcare.  Strategic thinking and being fully immersed in her clients’ businesses enables her to offer practical, honest and commercial advice.

Claire has advised many clients on the complexities of placing products on the market to ensure that they meet specific product requirements including in respect of medical devices, personal protective equipment, children’s toys, cosmetics and food and drink. She advises clients on their specific legal obligations in respect of health and safety considerations, conformity testing and certification, technical file and labelling requirements. This allows clients to ensure that fully compliant products are placed onto the UK market and regulatory liability is effectively managed in complex supply chains.

She is recognised as a Rising Star in The Legal 500 for Health and Safety with a client testimony noting “Claire Burrows is exceptional. She is incredibly responsive and knowledgeable and has a brilliant eye for detail for her clients.”

Further client testimony to Chambers & Partners notes “She's robust, no-nonsense, knowledgeable, strong and committed in her views. When I get a view from her I believe that to be a competent, legal resource rather than just someone who understand the law. Integrity and trust is there as a well. She's a very promising lawyer."

Claire joined us in April 2023 and is based in our Leeds office although she operates across all of our office locations.

Claire Burrows' ability to gain control of quickly developing matters and practically break down complicated processes into manageable steps is unmatched. She remains keenly focused on the issues that are most critical while drowning out the noise and is always one step ahead. You can be sure that nothing will fall through the cracks when Claire is on your team — she is tremendous in every way.

The Legal 500

Claire Burrows is exceptional. She is incredibly responsive and knowledgeable, and has a brilliant eye for detail.

Client feedback, The Legal 500

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