Clare Gilroy-Scott


Clare is an experienced employment lawyer advising on all aspects of the employment relationship to clients in a broad range of sectors with a particular focus on the recruitment sector.

The Legal 500 2016 highlights that "clients praise 'very likeable' senior solicitor Clare Gilroy-Scott." She was promoted to Partner in May 2017.

As well as general HR and contentious and non-contentious employment law work, Clare has expertise in complex holiday pay matters and is currently involved in the high profile Court of Appeal case of King v The Sash Window Workshop Limited which is awaiting a preliminary ruling from the European Court of Justice.

Clare co-ordinates our  Recruitment Sector Group. Having previously worked in an HR role for a recruitment business for three years. 

Her work in this area includes advising on and drafting commercial terms of business with clients terms of engagement for temps, umbrellas and contractors; employment contracts, policies and commission schemes for recruitment consultants; and regulatory and compliance issues affecting the industry, amongst other things.

Clare has been involved in establishing and co-ordinating Goodman Derrick's CSR and Pro Bono programme and strategy and sits on the CSR and Pro Bono Committee.

Clare writes and presents at internal and external seminars and training events. She has published articles for leading national and business publications on topical HR issues including City AM, The Daily Mail, Personnel Today, HR News and Recruitment International. Clare contributed chapters on the flexible workforce for the 14th and 15th editions of the Institute of Directors’ Growing Business Handbook.


Clare is a member of the Employment Lawyers’ Association.

Out of the office

Clare enjoys windsurfing, swimming, reading and travel (small children permitting).