Clare specialises in catastrophic personal injury claims for claimants sustaining brain, spinal, amputation and brachial plexus injuries as well as dealing with fatal claims. The injuries have often arisen from road traffic collisions, at someone’s place of work or in public spaces.

Clare has worked on publicised claims involving liability apportionment in high speed road traffic collisions, contributory negligence and injury assessment of damages.


Clare was involved in previously settling what was believed to be the highest personal injury settlement at that time for young Chrissie Johnson who sustained a severe brain injury as a passenger in a road traffic collision at the age of 16. The award was likely to be worth more than £17.5 million over her lifetime with her receiving part lump sum and annual payments. The case received nationwide press coverage.

Clare was also involved in reported cases Stark v Lyddon [2019] EWCH 2076 (QB), Gleeson v Court [2008], Smith v LC Window Fashions Ltd [2009] EWHC 1532 and the contested interim payments application for PAL (A child) v Davison & Ors [2021] EWHC 1108 (QB).


Clare is regularly recommended by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500. In recent editions, she has been described as “very committed to her cases, hardworking and very competent” and able to get “the best results possible”. She is recommended for her “tenacious approach and provision of grounded, realistic advice” and summarised as “a class act”.


Clare trained at Thrings in Swindon, qualifying in 2002, before continuing her injury claims work at Boyes Turner in Reading from 2003 until 2005 when she joined Stewarts. She became a partner in 2010, supervising a team of lawyers in the department.

Accreditations and Memberships

Clare is accredited as Fellow and Brain injury specialist by the Association of Personal Injury Law (APIL), and is a member of the Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury Special Interest Groups.

Publications and Media

Clare has provided radio and television interviews locally and nationally in relation to her work as well as being a regular speaker at industry and inhouse conferences, including hosting our annual Case Manager Training seminars.


In her spare time, Clare enjoys spending time with her young family, music and trying out new culinary dishes. She loves to explore new cuisine and restaurants during holidays abroad.