Claims against solicitors comprise the largest share of Clare’s professional liability practice and she has a wide breadth of experience across this field. She is frequently instructed in cases involving “lost litigation” of a variety of types, property related disputes (including undue influence) and matrimonial matters.
Clare also has considerable experience of wasted costs having advised and acted for both solicitors and Counsel in relation to such applications.
Examples of her notable and recent cases include:
- Defending Counsel in a claim arising out of advice given on the claimant’s prospects of succeeding at trial on the proper construction to be given to a Deed of Grant.
- Defending a firm of solicitors against allegations of breach of duty arising out of the drafting of a sale agreement for the purchase of an office block in North London (as junior to Ben Hubble QC).
- Acting for Leading Counsel (as junior to Roger Stewart QC) in successfully defending an application for wasted costs which had been made against him.
- In Apsion v (1) Dilnot, (2) Butler and (3) Hugh James LLP LTL 11/4/2013, acting for a barrister who had been subjected to repeated claims by the same individual in a successful application for an extended civil restraint order and an injunction pursuant to the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.
- Defending a firm of solicitors in a claim said to be worth several million pounds arising out of the drafting of a Development and Option Agreement for the sale of a parcel of industrial land (as junior to Graeme McPherson QC).
- Defending a firm of solicitors in a claim concerned with their drafting of various construction contracts (as junior to Roger Stewart QC).
- Defending to trial a firm of solicitors in a claim arising out of personal injury litigation: Amin v IKP  EWHC 2958
- Defending solicitors in a quantum only trial which considered the correct measure of loss in a no-transaction case: Scott v Kennedys Law LLP  EWHC 3808 (Ch).
- Defending to trial a firm of solicitors in a claim brought by a “disappointed beneficiary”.
- Acting for an individual in a claim against solicitors arising out of her divorce (as junior to Roger Stewart QC).
- Acting for an individual in a claim against solicitors by reason of whose negligence he had not been granted access to his children for a number of years.