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Clare English

Chartered Legal Executive

Clare English

I qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive while working with our Community Care Law team. I joined Martin Searle Solicitors in January 2015 having completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Brighton.


I am a member of the Community Care Law team at our offices in Brighton and Hove. I advise my clients regarding planning and paying for care, eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding, Court of Protection matters including Deputyship applications and making Lasting Powers of Attorney. I enjoy working with people and providing clients with legal advice to resolve difficult situations at stressful times in their life.


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I advise a wide range of clients on Community Care Law matters, helping clients with Deputyship applications, registering Lasting Powers of Attorney and advising on planning and paying for care. I love assisting people at stressful times and helping them to resolve difficult situations.


I graduated with 2:1 in American Studies and English from University of Keele. I graduated with Distinction from the Graduate Diploma in Law at University of Brighton in August 2014. I won the OUP Prize for best first year Postgraduate Diploma in Law student, the LLP Prize for best performance in the law of contract module, and the Prize for best second year Postgraduate Diploma in Law student and Westgate Chambers Prize for best performance in the criminal law module.

I am a Chartered Legal Executive. I completed the modules for Graduate Fast Track Diploma during summer 2017 and the required work-based learning in 2018. I was delighted to be admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) In February 2019.

Other experience

I have a wide range of administrative experience having worked for 18 years in university administration at Goldsmiths College London, Royal Free and University College London Medical School and, most recently, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, where I organised medical student practical exams.

I have a life too

I have a young son, Lenny, and spend weekends trying to drag him away from Minecraft and the PS3 into the fresh air. I love living by the sea and enjoy taking Lenny rock-pooling in Ovingdean and throwing stones into the sea. I love cooking (and eating!), reading The New Yorker, and watching American crime, law and political dramas. I am a part-time runner and am hoping (somewhat optimistically) to run a half marathon soon.

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