Expertise

Clare is experienced in litigation and dispute resolution. She deals with a wide range of disputes, from simple contract claims, through distribution and agency disputes, to multimillion pound warranty claims and judicial review.

She has developed a particular expertise in the fast growing field of public law and public procurement litigation, and has been involved in several high profile cases in this field. She regularly deals with procurement and public law challenges, both for and against public authorities, and she acts as an advocate in rail access adjudications.

Clare has dealt with disputes in the courts (where she has higher rights of audience), through arbitration, and under expert determination. In addition, Clare was one of the first in the firm to use mediation to resolve disputes. She regularly acts as an advocate for clients in mediations, and is an accredited mediator.

Her clients include leading manufacturers, retailers and service providers, educational, health and other public sector clients. She has experience of many market sectors including raw materials, transport, health, pharmaceuticals, finance, and education.

Clare is co-author of the UK and EU chapters in the annually published Government Procurement Review, a multinational review of procurement law. She also regularly lectures on issues of public procurement law, including delivering client training, and speaking at conferences to wider audiences.