I lead the Family Law Team at our Birmingham office. I specialise in all aspects of family law and separation, including international cases, finances matters and cases concerning children.
I have particular expertise in helping clients and their families, both in the UK and abroad, who are in the police or work within the sporting world.
I am also a qualified collaborative lawyer and an experienced advocate.
Clare is a "highly respected family law practitioner." – Chambers & Partners, 2021 (Leading Individual - Band 2)
"Clare Wiseman is a very capable lawyer and leads a very good team." – Legal 500, 2021 (Leading Individual)
Clare Wiseman is "an emotionally intelligent and confident leader who delivers with grace and ease. Committed to her people, her clients and the law . . . [she] is a brilliant solicitor, but at the same time is very approachable and friendly." – Legal 500, 2020
"She commands the utmost respect because she is warm, approachable, knowledgeable and genuinely has the client's best interests at heart." – Chambers & Partners, 2019
"A formidable reputation in the world of Birmingham family law." – Legal 500, 2018/19
"Friendly, engaging and always available." – Chambers & Partners, 2018
"She is always on top of the case, deals with clients well and is really impressive in the way she just gets on with things. She's a pleasure to work with." – Chambers & Partners 2017
Her "personal charm and work ethic permeates the whole department." – Legal 500, 2017
A "leading individual" in family law within the West Midlands area – Legal 500
"I met with a solicitor before I contacted Irwin Mitchell, and he made me feel like I had a mountain to climb. Then I met Clare Wiseman of Irwin Mitchell. She made me feel like she’d wake me up when we’d reached the top of the mountain. Not only does she know the law inside out, she cares. Not just to get the best possible outcome for you, but in all aspects. I worried about the financial aspect of paying solicitor fees, and she introduced me to her team, and most of my case was dealt with by Hollie Orgee in her team.
Hollie was always available when I needed her, and often listened to me cry with fear and frustration. Even though she must deal with the same thing time and again, she never made me feel like my worries were unnecessary. She made me feel like I was justified, and then calmly sorted my problem. This may be a heartfelt review, but it’s the least they deserve. They sent me a bouquet of flowers when I moved out of the marital home to wish me well with my new beginning. I cannot rate them highly enough!" - 5* Trustpilot review
"I was recommended to use Clare Wiseman by a friend of mine - it was the best recommendation I could have ever received. Clare is calm, compassionate, both professional and personable, full of common sense and sees not only 1 step ahead, but a dozen, and advises accordingly. I have already recommended Clare to others and will continue to do so. A very stressful time was made much easier by having Clare on my side.." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Not only does she know the law inside out, she cares. Not just to get the best possible outcome for you, but in all aspects... I cannot rate them highly enough!" - 5* Trustpilot review
"Having the expert advice and supportive practical guidance from Irwin Mitchell was truly invaluable to me. Clare Wiseman spared no effort to help me through each stage of the formal legal process including the critically important area of financial settlement and the arrangements in respect of my 8 year old daughter. I had total confidence that my interests and that of my daughter were being protected and that peace of mind is worth its weight in gold during such a difficult time. I cannot praise or recommended Irwin Mitchell and Clare Wiseman enough." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Through the most difficult traumatic time of my life after losing my daughter, Clare was always professional, knowledgeable, kind, caring and honest. The advice given was always spot on and delivered to us in a sensitive warm manner. We honestly could not have asked for any better team than Clare's and would thoroughly recommend them in a heartbeat with no reservations whatsoever.." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Clare Wiseman at Irwin Mitchell has provided the highest level of legal support consistently over several years with successful outcomes. I can recommend Clare and her team to handle complex matters with great efficiency." - Client
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
As a young child I was fascinated by courts, barristers and TV programmes about the law in general. After studying law at university I considered joining the police but soon realised working night shifts was not for me!
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
I enjoy being able to support people through challenging times. As a lawyer you have many opportunities to showcase all sides of your personality from the tough negotiator through to the sympathetic friend and confidante.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
Irwin Mitchell enables me to offer a holistic service to all clients which is not just restricted to my subject area. The expertise within the firm also allows me to advise in greater detail on aspects of my cases involving businesses, trusts, complex property issues and so on.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I am a mother-of-three so understand the challenges of family life. I sit on the Board of Trustees of a local nursery and whenever possible, I try to find time to keep fit and enjoy time outdoors away from a desk. I enjoy travel and spending time at our little wooden chalet in the Austrian Alps.