Clare Hartnell (Partner)

Clare is head of Grant Thornton UK’s real estate and construction team and leader of the global real estate and construction team. Clare has significant experience advising property businesses, ranging from regeneration projects to significant investors and developers, on commercial and tax issues.


A significant UK residential property developer quickly realised with the onset of the global recession that it was overly indebted. Clare and her team worked with her client and the lawyers to renegotiate their loans with the banks, resulting in a clear path forward for the business. Yet. with an ever worsening economy and the handcuffs put on management, a completer restructuring was effected, a new investor was brought in to take over bank debt allowing the business to flourish. It continues to go from strength to strength.

A large international REC fund needed financial and tax advice – and fast. Clare's team sprang into action providing professional and pragmatic assistance. She worked with her clients to identify solutions so that the deal could complete, including reviewing insuring tax risks that were considered as too much of an exposure given the nature of the warranties the vendor could provide.

Clare's expertise covers:

  • Business Services
  • Charities and Not for Profit
  • Computing and IT
  • Motor Retail
  • Project Finance
  • Property
  • Retailing
  • Technology
  • Textiles and Apparel


  • BA (Hons)

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Clare Hartnell

London, Euston

+44 (0)20 7728 2388