• I specialise in insurance liability claims acting for insurers and self-insured clients on personal injury claims. I also advise on complex disputes on insurance policy wordings and coverage, which often involves liaising between different insurers (and re-insurers) in relation to the same claim. Alongside my litigation practice, I am also a member of the firm's costs team which provides support and assistance for colleagues and external clients. 
    My aim is always to deal with claims efficiently and effectively, making sure that costs do not become disproportionate to the sums at stake. I provide focused, solutions-based advice, looking at all aspects of the claim and with the bigger picture in mind, rather than simply following the procedural steps. I always consider alternative means of resolving claims which invariably leads to speedier resolution and reduced costs.
    I am also a member of Bevan Brittan's costs team, providing costs advice and drafting at all stages of disputes, including preparing Bills of Costs and Points of Dispute and attending Detailed Assessments.

Claire's areas of expertise