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  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  PNLR 21: decision on the substitution of a party under CPR 19.5.
•Matthew v Sedman  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  EWHC 1311: successful defence of an insurance broker following insured’s failure to disclose criminal records;
•Costain v Tarmac Holdings Limited  1 Lloyd’s Rep 331: decision regarding an arbitration agreement in a construction contract;
•Impact Funding v Barrington  AC 73: Supreme Court decision on the interpretation of the trade debts exclusion in professional indemnity policies;
•Employers Liability Trigger Litigation  1 WLR 867: Supreme Court case concerning the proper interpretation of certain employers’ liability policies in mesothelioma cases.
MA (Oxon). Call 2002.
PNBA (executive committee), COMBAR.
Editor Jackson & Powell on “Professional Liability”.
Clare read law at Oxford University, where she was President of the Oxford Union.