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Stewarts Law LLP

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Leeds, London

Clare Salmon

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Stewarts Law LLP

Work Department

Personal Injury


Partner in the personal injury department. Clare is recognised in legal directories for her skill, expertise and empathy in dealing with complex catastrophic injury claims with one impressed client describing her as ‘incredibly attentive and professional, she ensured I was constantly aware of where my claim was ever step of the way’. Another client said "I appreciate her calm responses and continued dedication to us as a family".

Clare specialises in catastrophic personal injury claims for claimants involving injuries to the brain, spinal cord and brachial plexus, as well as dealing with fatal accident claims. These injuries have often arisen from road traffic collisions, accidents at work or in public spaces. Since joining Stewarts Clare has secured over £90 million pounds in damages for her clients.

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

She was also involved in the following court decisions; Gleeson v Court [2008] RTR 10 (contributory negligence for passenger travelling in boot of car driven by drunken driver held to 30% suffering severe bilateral brachial plexus injuries), Smith v LC Window Fashions Ltd [2009] EWHC 1532 (brain injury assessment of damages) and a contested interim payment application for the above mentioned case, Chrissie Johnson v Compton-Cooke [2009] EWHC 2582 (QB) (when an interim payment of £1.5m was secured).

Clare is regularly recommended by leading legal directories. In recent editions she has been described as an “insightful and hugely committed” lawyer who shows “real steel” when necessary” and has been recommended “for her tenacious approach and provision of ‘grounded, realistic advice”.


Trained Thring Townsend, Swindon; qualified 2002. Thring Townsend 2000-03; Boyes Turner, Reading 2003-05; Stewarts Law 2005 to date; partner 2010 to date. Presented seminars on medico-legal conferences and has provided comment in the press, television and radio on associated legal topics.


  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) – Senior Litigator Status
  • APIL Special Interest Groups – Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury


Southampton University (LLB (2:1)); College of Law, Guildford (Legal Practice Course (distinction)).


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London: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant

Within: Personal injury: claimant

Stewarts Law LLP is a 'first choice' and 'the premier claimant firm in the field', according to clients. It assists individuals who have sustained serious, life-changing injuries, including brain and spinal injuries and amputations. Changes in the team include the arrival of 'first-class litigator' David Healy from BL Claims Solicitors and the promotion of the 'absolutely superb' Peregrine Redgrave to partner in May 2017. Paul Paxton, the 'technically first-class' head of the personal injury team, is 'the leading claimant lawyer in the country'. Other key figures are the 'great all-round' Clare Salmon, who has 'extensive experience of both difficult liability claims and high-value quantum'; the 'exceptionally good and collaborative' Charles Edwards; and the 'able and dedicated' Stephanie Clarke. Julian Chamberlayne heads the international injury department, acting for UK nationals who are injured abroad and for foreign nationals injured in the UK.

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