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Clare ThompsonPartner

Clare-Thompson

Clare is a partner in our clinical negligence team with 20 years’ experience in acting for clients who have suffered serious injury, recovering substantial awards of compensation on their behalf.

Clare is known for her expertise in birth injury claims, involving children who have cerebral palsy as a result of delays in delivery or inadequate neonatal care. She has worked extensively with both adults and children who have suffered brain and spinal injury or avoidable amputations.

Clare has acted successfully for the Claimant in a number of complex cases including the reported case of Lee Large v Dr J H Waldron in which the Claimant suffered a severe brain injury as a consequence of a delay in diagnosing and treating meningitis. The Claimant was awarded a significant sum in damages following a fully contested trial.

She has been named as a ‘leading individual’ in her field in Chambers & Partners for a number of years and is also recommended in The Legal 500, both independently researched guides to the UK legal profession.

Clare is a panel member of AvMA, the North of England Medico-Legal Society and has received Law Society accreditation to the Clinical Negligence panel which recognises her expertise in this field. Clare also Chairs the North East Women Lawyers Division and our firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility committee.

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Testimonials

  • "Clare Thompson doesn't leave anything to chance. She makes sure that she has all the evidence ready to answer any questions before they are asked. She's just brilliant."

    - Chambers & Partners

  • "Whilst nothing can compensate for what happened, Clare's effort and attention has helped me move on and I know that no one else could have done a better job. Thank you so much, I will never forget Clare's kindness and absolute professionalism at all times."

    - Client of Clare Thompson

  • "Clare is a very reliable, experienced and knowledgeable solicitor. My family and I are very grateful to Clare for all she did throughout my case."

    - Client of Clare Thompson