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Stewarts Law LLP

5 NEW STREET SQUARE, LONDON, EC4A 3BF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7822 8000
Fax:
Fax 020 7822 8037
Email:
Web:
www.stewartslaw.com
Leeds, London
Stewarts Law LLP, Clare Salmon, London, ENGLAND

Clare Salmon

Tel:
Work 020 7822 8000
Email:
Web:
www.stewartslaw.com/people/clare-salmon/
Stewarts Law LLP

Work Department

Personal Injury

Position

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).

Career

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.

Member

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

Education

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

Leisure

Music, theatre, sport.

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