I manage the Polytrauma section of the serious injury team in our Leeds office, specialising in acting for clients who have been seriously injured as a result of road crashes and accidents at work. The majority of my clients have suffered from injuries including amputations, serious fractures requiring surgery, burns and scarring and psychological trauma.
I also have a special interest in Fatal Claims, representing families who have suffered bereavement as a result of either road crashes or accidents at work. I do the majority of this work in the Leeds office. In addition I have national responsibility for Irwin Mitchell’s relationship with BRAKE and our relationship with the Police. I am supported by a team of four.
Claire "is an astute and experienced litigator. An excellent tactician - able to progress cases to settlement extremely efficiently." – Legal 500, 2020
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
I enjoy all aspects of the work I do, but what I find most rewarding is being able to make a difference to clients who have found themselves in a terrible situation through no fault of their own. Amongst many things this can be from securing an interim payment to help financially, to arranging treatment to assist with recovery.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
The difference with working for Irwin Mitchell is that we have such a vast array of knowledge and in house support here which means we can provide a wealth of advice to our clients. There is always someone or a department that is able to assist no matter what the enquiry is. We also provide a holistic approach to all cases.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I enjoy travelling and experiencing new places both at home and abroad. I swim regularly to keep fit, and to balance the fact that I enjoy dining out. I also enjoy reading.