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Overview

Clare practices principally in personal injury related claims, clinical negligence, counter fraud, professional discipline and regulation, costs and employment cases.

She is registered with the Bar Council to undertake Public Access work and is able to receive instructions directly from lay clients.

Prior to coming to the Bar, she worked for the British Council for ten years, principally in South America and South Asia.  She speaks Spanish fluently.

Personal Injury

Clare is routinely involved at all stages of personal injury litigation, from the provision of preliminary advice and pleadings through to trial or joint settlement meeting.

She has extensive experience of all aspects, including:

  • Occupational injuries
  • Public and occupiers’ liability claims
  • Holiday claims
  • Injuries involving animals
  • Road traffic accidents

She is experienced on all aspects of road traffic litigation where there are allegations of fraud.

She has considerable experience of credit hire litigation, particularly high value claims where hire is ongoing at trial.

Clare has experience of cases involving general medical practice and negligently performed operations and has acted for both Claimants and Defendants.

Professional Discipline and Regulation

Clare represents nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals before the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the General Medical Council and the Healthcare Professions Council.

She also represents members of the teaching profession at the National College of Teaching and Learning.

Employment

Clare has advised and represented both Claimants and Respondents in a wide range of cases, including:

  • Unfair dismissal
  • Flexible working
  • All forms of discrimination
  • Contractual disputes

Costs

Clare has experience of a wide range of costs issues, including the enforceability of conditional fee agreements and other points of principle.

She has represented both paying and receiving parties at detailed assessments of costs.

Notable Cases

Areas of Work

  • Personal Injury
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Counter Fraud
  • Professional Discipline and Regulation
  • Employment
  • Costs

Professional Memberships

  • Personal Injuries Bar Association
  • Nottinghamshire Medico-Legal Society
  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
  • Discrimination Law Association

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