Claire Battye

Claire Battye


Claire joined Warner Goodman in 1998 after qualifying as a Solicitor in 1993.  Before this she left school in 1984 and worked full time in the legal profession whilst studying.   In her final year she attended Guildford College of Law where she passed her Solicitors final exams with First Class Honours.

She is now one of the firm’s Partners heading up the Commercial Property and Land Development team based at our Portsmouth office.  She specialises in all aspects of Property Law with a particular focus on acting for developers and speculators.  She also enjoys dealing with all types of commercial property acquisitions/disposals, and security work for High Street Lenders.

Claire has gained a wealth of knowledge and expertise throughout her professional life and prides herself on being in tune with the her developer clients.  She likes nothing better than getting her teeth into a meaty and urgent transaction and is passionate about delivering and meeting her clients’ needs.  If Claire is not available she is supported by an excellent team who are always ready and able to assist with any enquiries.

Outside of the office, Claire enjoys keeping fit, playing tennis and golf, skiing, socialising, learning French and boating. 

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I have been using Warner Goodman for about seven years and particularly Claire Battye and her team.  I have always found them to be the height of efficiency and very fastidious in their efforts leaving no stone unturned.  When a conveyance has concluded I can rest in the knowledge that there will be no come back.

I was first introduced to Claire and her team in 2009 when we were looking to buy blocks of flats that were formerly MoD homes. Since then, I have been involved in a further 12 large transactions with Claire across a wide variety of locations, property types and circumstances. From my experience of these transactions, I can confidently say that Claire’s team operates at a level that I have not experienced anywhere else. The level of diligence, the speed of response, and the all-round competence applied are superb. We consider ourselves extremely lucky to have this Warner Goodman team as part of our team. We know that their efficiency has been one of the key components of our success in recent years.

Having worked with Claire and her growing team for over 25 years I can wholeheartedly recommend them for any property matters regardless of how big or small. I always feel completely at ease to pass them a property right at the start of a transaction (no matter how intricate and messy the details are) and know that all areas will be addressed and covered in a scrupulous manner by the team. As I specialise in converting properties my portfolio can be far from simple, requiring extensive research and expertise in the area - something that is easy to take for granted when working with such a hardworking and professional team. I know I can trust them to unearth all manner of details which may need addressing whilst at the same time providing practical options for how to move forward with a transaction. Outside of the office Claire’s whole team make a noticeable effort to socialise and as a result the rapport they have with their clients is unrivalled in the property field.