Derby law firm Flint Bishop are delighted to welcome Claire Tonks to their experienced commercial contracts team.

Claire has been practising commercial law since 2000 and joins from Geldards.

Claire has a wealth of knowledge dealing with clients in both the private and public sectors and has provided specialist advice in a wide variety of commercial contracts including e-commerce, IT contracts, sale and procurement of goods and services, agency and distribution agreements and consultancy contracts. 

She has developed specialist knowledge of funding agreements advising clients, both administering and receiving funding from the Regional Growth Fund and Sport England.

Claire has advised clients over a number of years on the public procurement regulations from the perspective of both the tendering authority and the prospective contractors.

Claire has a depth of experience in the education sector, working with a number of academies and further education colleges in the East Midlands, and has recently been appointed as a governor of The Lichfield Cathedral School having recently worked with the governing body on an advisory basis.

Andrew Cochrane, head of commercial services, said: ‘We are delighted that Claire has agreed to join us, as a partner in the firm and in doing so we recognise her key role in helping Flint Bishop achieve its strategic goals.

‘I am confident that her exceptional experience and skill will help develop our already flourishing commercial team. This appointment further illustrates our commitment to attracting first-class people to the firm.’

Claire said: ‘I am delighted to be joining Flint Bishop; this is an ambitious, outward looking firm, dedicated to providing an excellent service to its clients. I’m looking forward to contributing to Flint Bishop’s already significant growth that is highly regarded within the East Midlands.’