Clare Good

Associate
Commercial Disputes

Clare is an Associate in our Commercial Disputes team, helping with a variety of commercial, business and property disputes – both residential and commercial.

Clare joined the Commercial Disputes team as a Solicitor after completing her training contract at a Welsh firm. Clare studied Journalism, Cultural and Media Studies at Cardiff University before completing her GDL and LLM LPC at the University of Law in Bristol.

Clare acts for companies, individuals and social housing landlords in a wide variety of property disputes, including complex dilapidations claims, disrepair claims, and breaches of covenant. Clare has significant experience in acting for landlords and tenants, both commercial and residential. Clare has a keen interest in the healthcare sector, and regularly advise GP partnerships on premises issues, including disputes regarding payments pursuant to the Premises Costs Directions.

Clare can also assist with general contractual disputes, with particular expertise in breaches of restrictive covenants and IT disputes.

Clare is the Wellbeing Officer for the Cardiff and District Law Society, and a Social Mobility Ambassador for the Law Society of England and Wales. Clare’s commitment and enthusiasm to wellbeing within the profession prompted LawCare to ask her to be one of their ‘Champions’.

Clare is also the Vice Chair for South Wales Forum for Tomorrow Committee and assists in organising the Committee’s networking events for young professionals in the property and construction industry.

  • Assisting in advising the BMA in connection with the amount of service charges claimed by NHS Property Services (“NHSPS”) from around 300 general practice surgeries across England.
  • Advising a Housing Association on its repairing obligations and potential disrepair claims.
  • Assisting in acting for a trustee to pursue a £7m breach of trust claim affecting over 300 of its beneficiaries who invested their SIPPs in a fractional ownership property scheme in the Caribbean.
  • Acting for a company in the Upper Land Tribunal defending a claim for modification or discharge of a restrictive covenant benefiting its land.
  • Resolving a landlord’s dispute with a tenant who had breached numerous restrictive covenants, including sub-letting parts of the premises without authority.
  • Successfully advising a GP partnership in a dispute regarding the notional rent reimbursement it should receive following relocation of its premises, and obtaining a decision from NHS Resolution that resulted in a £700,000 payment the partnership
  • Acting for a GP partnership in a complex business lease renewal relating to an implied periodic tenancy.
  • Acting for a large logistics company in relation to a multi-million pound dilapidations claim against an outgoing tenant.
  • Commercial litigation
  • Property litigation – commercial and residential
  • Partnership disputes
  • Professional negligence

Career

  • Associate, Capital Law Limited (Nov 2021 – present)
  • Solicitor, Capital Law Limited (Apr 2019 – Nov 2021)
  • Trainee Solicitor, JCP Solicitors (Sept 2017 – Mar 2019)
  • Paralegal, Glamorgan Law (Mar 2016 – Sept 2017)
  • Paralegal, Clarke Willmott (Nov 2015 – Mar 2016)
  • Paralegal, William Graham Law Ltd (Sept 2013 – Jul 2015)

Education

  • University of Law Bristol: LLM LPC (2014-  2015)
  • University of Law Bristol: Graduate Diploma in Law (2013 – 2014)
  • Cardiff University: First Class Honours Degree in Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (2010 – 2013)

Memberships / Trustee Positions

  • Social Mobility Ambassador – The Law Society of England and Wales
  • Wellbeing Committee Officer – Cardiff & District Law Society
  • LawCare – Champion
  • Vice Chair – Forum for Tomorrow (FBE)