Clara joined Hempsons as a paralegal in January 2020 as part of our merger with Eastwoods, shortly afterwards she obtained a training contract. After successfully completing her training contract, Clara qualified into the employment team in the London office in September 2023. 

Main areas of expertise

  • employment tribunal claims
  • unfair dismissal
  • discrimination
  • whistleblowing

The clients she works with

  • NHS trusts
  • private sector organisations
  • individuals


  • LPC, BPP (2017)
  • GDL, BPP (2015)
  • Social Policy & Politics MA (Hons), University of Edinburgh (2014)

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Success for Adam Smith as client acquitted of bribery charges

On Friday 4 March, Mr Staunton was acquitted of the two bribery charges brought against him, related to the placement of medicines within the NHS. Assisted by trainee solicitor Clara Gogarty, and instructing Fiona Horlick QC of Outer Temple Chambers, this was the culmination of a six-week trial at Southampton Crown Court.

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