Effective from 19th July, our Edinburgh office at 16 - 20 Castle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3AT, will be temporarily closed as we are in the process of relocating. During this period, there will be no staff at this office.

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Claire Hynd
Survivors Team


Telephone number: 0141 264 2552

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Job Title

Trainee Solicitor

About Claire

Prior to starting her traineeship with Thompson’s, Claire worked in Financial Crime for a high street bank, undertaking Due Diligence reviews for Business Banking. In this role, Claire was tasked with analysing data and investigating suspicious activity which may be linked to money laundering, modern slavery, human trafficking, etc.

Claire also undertook work experience within the Legal team at the bank, which included reviewing Power of Attorney policies.

Whilst completing the Diploma of Legal Practice at Dundee University, Claire volunteered as a Co-Mediator at Dundee Sheriff Court as part of a national mediation trial to settle disputes before civil litigation commenced.


As part of Claire’s traineeship, her role is to assist in the pre-litigation and litigation of claims for historical abuse survivors.

Claire also has an avid interest in international human rights, the rights of children and family law.


Dual Qualifying Scots & English Law LLB (Hons) from the University of Dundee 2019

Diploma in Professional Legal Practice from the University of Dundee 2020

Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Dundee 2022

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Scotland

Scottish Young Lawyers Association


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