Clare studied law at the University of Manchester and worked as a volunteer adviser for Citizens Advice whilst completing her legal practice course at MMU. She qualified as a solicitor in 2006 following a training contract with seats in residential conveyancing, commercial property, debt recovery and personal injury.
Clare is highly experienced in civil litigation and has focussed on personal injury work since qualifying. She has acted for both claimants and defendants in a wide variety of matters including road traffic accident fraud and noise induced hearing loss.
Prior to joining Stephensons, Clare handled a fully litigated caseload of industrial disease claims and her background is in complex and high value claims.
Clare joined the personal injury department at Stephensons in 2016 and her specialism is industrial disease. Clare has an excellent understanding of such cases and acts for clients suffering from a wide variety of work-related conditions and illnesses including the following;
- noise induced hearing loss (‘industrial deafness’)
- lung disease (e.g. asbestosis, silicosis, coal worker’s pneumoconiosis, pleural thickening)
- lung cancer (e.g. mesothelioma)
- vibration white finger ('hand arm vibration syndrome')
- upper limb disorders (‘repetitive strain injuries’)
- cumulative back injuries
- occupational asthma
- chemical poisoning
- viral & bacterial infections
- dermatitis & allergies
She regularly enjoys taking part in mentoring schemes, giving support to students looking to enter the profession. Clare currently helps litigants in person at the ‘Civil Procedure Rules clinic’ at Manchester County Court, working alongside students from the University of Manchester’s School of Law.
Clare lives with her partner and their border terrier in Swinley, Wigan.