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Clare Dixon QC

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Practice Areas

Clare practises in professional liability, insurance and commercial litigation. She believes in taking a tough but commercial approach and relishes advocacy in all its forms.

Notable cases include:

•De Sena v Notaro [2020] EWHC 1031: successfully defending accountants against allegations of breach of fiduciary duty and negligence in a high value claim following a four week trial.

•Jenkins v JCP [2019] PNLR 21: decision on the substitution of a party under CPR 19.5.

•Matthew v Sedman [2020] Ch 85: Court of Appeal decision concerning the limitation period when the cause of action accrues at midnight (Clare is appearing with a junior in the forthcoming appeal to the Supreme Court);

•Avondale v Arthur J Gallagher [2018] EWHC 1311: successful defence of an insurance broker following insured’s failure to disclose criminal records;

•Costain v Tarmac Holdings Limited [2017] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 331: decision regarding an arbitration agreement in a construction contract;

•Impact Funding v Barrington [2017] AC 73: Supreme Court decision on the interpretation of the trade debts exclusion in professional indemnity policies;

•Employers Liability Trigger Litigation [2012] 1 WLR 867: Supreme Court case concerning the proper interpretation of certain employers’ liability policies in mesothelioma cases.


MA (Oxon). Call 2002.

Professional Memberships

PNBA (executive committee), COMBAR.


Editor Jackson & Powell on “Professional Liability”.


Clare read law at Oxford University, where she was President of the Oxford Union.