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Claire graduated from the University of the West of England with a degree in Law in 2011. Following this, she pursued a career in legal expenses insurance where she developed a specialist working knowledge of After the Event insurance premiums and developed an interest in costs. Claire has recently joined the Bristol Junior Lawyers Division as a general committee member for 2016/2017. In February 2017 Claire became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.
Claire joined the firm in March 2015 and has undertaken work on various matters, specialising predominantly in commercial litigation. Claire has a keen eye for detail and is experienced in producing high quality Bills of Costs for a wide variety of claims. She is also proficient in negotiating settlements and providing comprehensive advice to clients. She has been instructed in relation to both receiving party and paying party matters and has ample experience of both Points of Dispute and Replies. Claire has undertaken work on a number of costs budgets and gained experience of preparing Precedent H forms in both a Claimant and Defendant capacity. She has also provided a number of advices on ad hoc matters in relation to various specialisms and undertaken insurance audits on a number of claims. Claire approaches her work with an analytical and meticulous approach, striving to achieve the best possible result for her client.
As a recent example of Claire’s work, she has dealt with a personal injury matter where the costs claimed exceeded £400,000.00; a number of critical arguments were raised within the Points of Dispute and Claire prepared a lengthy and technical set of Replies which assisted in achieving a respectable settlement for her client.