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BLM

THIRD FLOOR, 2 CHARLOTTE PLACE, SOUTHAMPTON, SO14 0TB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 023 8023 6464
Fax:
Fax 023 8023 6117
DX:
96880 SOUTHAMPTON 10
Web:
www.blmlaw.com

Clare Garnett

Tel:
Work 023 8038 2656
Email:
BLM

Work Department

Insurance; personal injury; equestrian and EL/PL.

Position

Clare is a leading large loss and complex injury lawyer and a member of the BLM national catastrophic injury group, taking responsibility for the development and alignment of strategy within the group.

Clare has extensive experience dealing with large and complex claims arising from industrial accidents, accidents at work and claims involving animals which result in a variety of values including catastrophic injury, chronic pain and complex issues.  Clare has developed a niche area of specialism within the equestrian market and is well-regarded for her knowledge and expertise within this area.  Clare has a particular interest in the racing industry and acts for a number of well-known owners and trainers. In addition to equestrian claims, Clare is instructed on a number of bovine and canine cases as well as industrial accidents, rail accidents and farming incidents.

Clare has successfully fought to trial a large number of cases. She regularly advises on cases with fraud and exaggeration achieving favourable results and in particular achieving discontinuance despite liability being admitted. Clare advises on coverage and policy issues and also has extensive experience of employment and family law from her previous roles.

Clare supervises and supports teams of proficient lawyers across the London and Southampton offices, all of whom deal with cases involving large and complex losses.

Significant reported cases:

Network Rail and QBE v Dermody [2016] EWHC 2060 (QB)
UK Insurance Ltd v T/A Farrow & Sons [2016] EWHC 190 (QB)
Tuson v. Murphy [2018] EWCA Civ 1461.
Ford v. 1) Northern Rail 2) QBE Insurance [2018] EWHC 1417 (QBD)

Career

Trained LGP solicitors; qualified 2009; partner 2014.

Education

Maidenhead College for Girls; Amersham College of Further Education; Bucks University (2008 LLB Hons 2.1).


South East: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Clinical negligence: defendant

The team at BLM is renowned for its clinical negligence practice which is concentrated in the healthcare sector where the team acts on behalf of the Medical Protection Society. Led out of Southampton, practice head Joe Wakeford, who also practices in the firm's Bristol office, has over 25 years of experience with a particular focus on mental health work. Stephanie Castell handles large claims around catastrophic injury, and Clare Garnett is also recommended.

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