Clare practices principally in personal injury related claims, clinical negligence, counter fraud, professional discipline and regulation, costs and employment cases.
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.
Areas of Expertise
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 and road traffic accidents.
Professional Discipline & 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.
Clare has advised and represented both Claimant and Defendants in a wide range of employment cases, including those involving unfair dismissal, flexible working and contractual disputes.
She has particular expertise in discrimination cases and has secured six figures awards in a number of highly contested claims.
Costs & Litigation Funding
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.
Clare deals with cases of surgical and pharmaceutical negligence, dental negligence, misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis, inappropriate treatment and failure to obtain informed consent.
Clare has a busy credit hire practice, acting for Claimant and Defendants, particularly in high value claims.
She is fully familiar with all of the frequently argued issues.
Clare has experience of acting in inquests, including those involving prisons, retirement homes and hospitals, instructed by families and by other interested persons.
In addition to representation at inquest hearings, Clare advises families and interested persons in preparation for inquests and she attends pre-inquest reviews.
- Personal Injuries Bar Association
- Nottinghamshire Medico-Legal Society
- Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
- Discrimination Law Association
- BA, University of Birmingham