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Clare Comiskey

Legal Executive - Associate

Biography

I specialise in international illness claims, primarily against UK tour operators, and have successfully acted for thousands of individuals.

I have acted in cases where record awards of damages have been achieved for clients and I have dealt with illness outbreaks caused by such pathogens as salmonella, campylobacter, cryptosporidium, e-coli, Legionnaires disease and norovirus outbreaks.

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

I have always wanted a career in law, I find helping people rewarding. 

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

Achieving excellent results for clients and getting them the compensation they deserve.  

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

My whole career has been spent at Irwin Mitchell within a specialist team of brilliant lawyers. Irwin Mitchell, for me is a personable and approachable firm who put their clients first.

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and children. I also enjoy travelling, cooking and go to the gym!


Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 27/02/2018
    Man Calls On Lawyers After Falling Ill At A Lanzarote Hotel Leaves Him Needing Medical Treatment

    “We have now heard a number of very worrying first-hand accounts regarding the illness issues faced by our clients at the Hotel Paradise Island last year and have started to make our own enquiries into what they faced. “Through our work on numerous cases of this kind, we have seen how such illness problems can have a significant lasting impact on victims and in some cases leave them with long-term problems from which they never fully recover. “We are determined to ensure that our clients get answers regarding the issues which affected their well-earned breaks, as well as to see whether lessons can be learned which will prevent others from facing the same issues in the future.”

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  • 24/11/2017
    Illness At Dominican Republic Resort Leads Holidaymakers To Instruct Lawyers

    “The illnesses David and the rest of the holidaymakers have suffered during their holidays to the Dominican Republic have been extremely difficult for them to deal with. “The symptoms continue to impact some of their lives, and they are understandably frustrated that the problems they suffered could be linked to the illness they developed at the Riu Bambu resort. “The last thing David expected when he booked the holiday with Georgia was to be returning to the UK feeling worse than when he left. He has told us of a number of hygiene concerns he had about the resort and we have launched an investigation into the hygiene practices in place at the time of their stay. “We would urge anyone else who suffered with illness or encountered similar problems during their stay at the resort to contact us as they may be able to help with our investigations.”

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  • 24/11/2017
    Family Hope Lessons Can Be Learned After Inquest Into Hotel Illness Victim’s Death Concludes

    “The details heard at this inquest were very upsetting for the family. “Following this hearing, we are now determined to help our clients get the justice they deserve regarding the many issues which have been identified in relation to Norma’s death. “It is vital that lessons are learned from this case and it must serve as a reminder to hotels and similar businesses of the importance of always ensuring the safety of patrons is their top priority.”

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  • 10/10/2017
    United Utilities Sentenced Following Franklaw Water Bug Outbreak In 2015

    “We welcome today’s sentencing and the holding of United Utilities to account. The discovery of the parasite in the water was extremely concerning. “Drinking unsafe water can have a profound effect on a person’s health and can cause long-term issues, from which some victims may never fully recover. Protecting the general public from outbreaks like these has to be the main priority for companies like United Utilities. “Cryptosporidium can have serious health implications for those affected and in our work we have seen first-hand the long-term issues that it can cause from which some victims may sadly never fully recover. “We are working with our clients to ensure they get the answers they deserve as to how the cryptosporidium parasite came to be present in the tap water.”

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