Claire practices exclusively in the fields of clinical negligence and personal injury. She is regularly instructed in complex and high value cases by both Claimants and Defendants. She has considerable experience of managing teams of experts, conducting Joint Settlement Meetings and providing representation at Court.
Year of Call: 2002
Claire is a clinical negligence specialist. She has extensive experience in all areas of clinical negligence including: delay in diagnosis of cancer, orthopaedics, surgical negligence, ophthalmics, obstetrics and gynaecology, Accident and Emergency, primary health care and dentistry. She is well used to dealing with complex issues of breach of duty, causation and quantum.
Northern and Eastern Circuit
Personal Injury Bar Association
Northern Circuit Medical Law Association
Degree: BA (First Class Honours) Modern History with Economics
Year of Call: 2002 (Lincoln’s Inn – Lord Denning Scholarship)
Chambers UK 2020
"She's very switched on with experts and is able to respond to their comments at the drop of hat. Her advocacy skills are brilliant and her tactics are excellent." "Claire is a pleasure to work with. She is accommodating and thorough and has an eye for detail."
Chambers UK 2018
"She's incredibly thorough and has a real eye for the nitty-gritty detail in a case - nothing gets past her." "Very quick thinker and able to respond to evolving evidence quickly in conference. Has a very caring attitude towards clients." "Completely brilliant in terms of valuation of cases and the interpretation and application of statistics."
Legal 500 2018
‘She has a very good bedside manner with clients.’
Chambers UK 2017
"She can explain complicated medical matters to clients and is warm and friendly." "She manages expectations well and in meetings sets out what she's going to do, gets on with it and summarises at the end. She has an analytical and thorough approach and is good on the medical detail."
Chambers UK 2016
“She is particularly noted for her excellent medical knowledge and thorough analysis in claims including fatal injury and cases involving complex issues of causation.”
“She's particularly strong with regards to valuing cases on the quantum side, as well as on statistics and case law.”
"She is incredibly thorough in preparation and has a lovely way with clients - she's very approachable."
Chambers UK 2015
Claire “Receives glowing praise from instructing solicitors. She is commended for her sensitive approach and ability to handle complex cases.”
“She is good with clients and brilliant on paper."
Chambers UK 2014
“She is bright, meticulous and an excellent advocate."
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