Claire Backler


Claire Backler is a Partner within mfg Solicitors’ Family Division based at our head office in Kidderminster. She has over 35 years’ experience within family law and mfg itself!

Claire is based at the firm’s Kidderminster office but also covers Ludlow and the surrounding areas.

Claire is also recognised in Legal 500 and in Chambers UK (Band 1). “Well Respected” Practitioner Claire Backler leads the Family department, specialising in complex financial matters after separation, often involving family businesses, inherited wealth and overseas assets. One client says: “Claire is exceptional – calm, sensible, fair and reasonable.”

Areas of Expertise:

At such a crucial time in people’s lives Claire recognises the essential need for sensitivity and combines her technical ability with approachability. She prides herself on making the client feel confident and takes a common sense approach to try and achieve negotiated settlements where possible in order to avoid costly Court battles.

Specialising in matrimonial financial issues but with considerable experience in all aspects of family law, Claire is able to provide specialist advice to a broad spectrum of clients covering issues such as substantial wealth, partnerships and family businesses, trusts and inherited wealth, hidden resources and lifestyle issues, and overseas assets. She also has experience in acting for niche professional groups including dentists, doctors, farmers and landowners.

Membership of Professional Bodies & Organisations:

Claire has been a member of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel since its inception.


"I would just like to take the opportunity to thank you for all your hard work in relation to resolving my divorce. As with any matter like this, things aren’t always straight forward and I really appreciate your support and straight forward thinking in what had been a turbulent two years.I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who would find themselves in a similar situation."

"I just wanted to say thank you, for the timely and courteous manner you provided by yourself, and your team, whilst drawing up the separation agreement., making a difficult time in my life, just that bit less difficult. Much appreciated, so thank you."

“As ever 'thank you' for your efforts and expertise it's been a long journey and the methodology mfg applied has both helped and supported me during the process.”

"I just wanted to thank you and your team wholeheartedly for your Sterling work over the past months.It’s be en a pleasure - thanks again."

"Thank you SO much for your help and support. It feels fantastic to be in a position to move on, with the start of a new year just weeks away."

“I shall always be grateful for the help and support I received from yourself and Sue during what was a very traumatic time in my life. I am always recommending you."

"Thanks Claire, and for your colleagues in helping me to get through this. People are so important and knowing you had my back with a genuine care and understanding helped greatly to allow me to focus on other things.Thank you.”

“Thank you for your help in this matter, your support in the proceedings made the whole process very easy for me”.

“Thank you for your help and support during a traumatic episode in my life.  Look forward to the future now.  Much gratitude.  Can’t recommend you highly enough.”

“I have never been through this before and quite frankly never want to again, although I am eternally grateful for your help in resolving this matter.”

"Divorce is never an easy process but I have been overwhelmed by the care, consideration and kindness shown       to me by mfg. I cannot think of any improvements. I have a very high regard for Claire and all her team."

"When my fiancé proposed to me the first thought that entered my head was not “I do” but “pre-nup”! It is second time round for both of us and a pre-nup was the best way to protect each other’s assets and children if things did not work out. We both found the exercise incredibly useful because we thrashed out all our finances before we got married. I think the pre-nup will make our marriage much happier because there won't be any conflict about money. Claire was instrumental in making the process as smooth as possible. She gave me sound advice and dealt cordially but firmly when my fiancé's lawyers attempted to include clauses that could have caused problems for me later on. A further benefit of instructing Claire was access to mfg’s expertise in Capital Gains Tax, Wills and Powers of Attorney. The pre-nup cost less than an exclusive handbag and will be hundred times more useful!"

"It has been a long and hard year since I first met you and your secretary, like a fish out of water, at the beginning of my divorce journey, about this time twelve months ago. Of course it would have been infinitely more difficult and stressful if I had not been working with yourselves! At all times during the process I felt confident and safe ‘in your hands’. I really can’t fault your performance throughout. I certainly would not hesitate in recommending mfg Solicitors to anyone enquiring. Once again thank you very much indeed."

"Commencing divorce proceedings was tough emotionally but from the outset you put me at ease, offered me sound, practical advice and gave me the strength and support to cope with the position I found myself in. I have found you always approachable, amazingly supportive, extremely professional, discreet and reassuring. You have shouldered my worries and allayed my fears, I could not have asked for more."

"Everyone has remarked on the difference in me and how I seem to have got my mojo back. All down to you! I am eternally grateful for your support and fighting on my behalf.”

"I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for all the help and support you have given me. It has been and still is a difficult period but your support and advice has been amazing. Thank you so much.”

"I just wanted to send a thank you for your assistance in helping me through this difficult period in dealing with divorce matters. Your advice was much appreciated and without a doubt helped settle a lot of my worries through the issues I faced. I would not hesitate to recommend you highly enough to anyone who may need your future expertise and am glad I had you on my side.”

 "I will never be able to express my gratitude for your support and advice. Thank you so much for everything.”

 "Thank you so much for all the advice and support you have given to me during the last 3 years. We had our moments but I am very satisfied with the outcome and am now enjoying the freedom. I couldn’t have found a better solicitor and wish you well in helping other people.”

"Thank you for your help and guidance throughout my somewhat trying divorce. Thank you for your calmness and kind words. Also thank you to your efficient team members.”

The Legal 500:

‘Intelligent, clear, friendly and very prompt. I feel that my solicitor ‘has my back’. I’ve mainly dealt with Claire Backler who I’ve found to be excellent. She always responds quickly’.

‘Claire Backler gave me sound professional advice, understood my situation and showed genuine concern for me. It was this sense of care and support that made the whole divorce process manageable. Claire was always approachable and discreet, her knowledge and skill ensured that my interests were always at the forefront of the process. Claire’s overall support and empathy for me as an individual, both professional and personal, cannot be bettered‘.