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.
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 a firm of solicitors on a case involving breach of an undertaking.
- 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 a Law Centre in a claim brought against it for wasted costs.
- 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.