Clare Carter > Trethowans LLP > Salisbury, England > Lawyer Profile

Trethowans LLP

Work Department

Personal injury.


Clare is a partner in the personal injury team. Clare specialises in clinical negligence and complex personal injury claims on behalf of claimants who have been injured as the result of accidents or medical negligence. Clare undertakes a wide variety of clinical negligence work including birth injury, orthopaedic, delayed diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases (including cancer), gynaecological, surgical, vascular, cardiac and brain injury cases. She acts for both adults and children. Clare has acted for clients who have been injured by negligent hospitals, doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals. She has a particular interest in cerebral palsy birth injury cases and she acts on behalf of child claimants with cerebral palsy in cases worth several million pounds. Clare also acts for clients who have sustained severe injury as a result of road traffic accidents, accidents at work and other types of accidents. Clare’s clients are often suffering from devastating injuries including head and spinal injuries. Clare is a member of the Law Society’s clinical negligence accreditation scheme (since 2007). She is also a member of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) and is a member of the AvMA Clinical Negligence panel.


Qualified 1997. Partner Trethowans 2011.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

Trethowans LLP ‘punches above its weight‘ and handles a mixed caseload of serious clinical negligence and personal injury work. Clare Carter in Salisbury leads the clinical negligence practice and is described by peers as a ‘formidable opponent‘, handling the full scope of matters including cerebral palsy, birth injury cases, misdiagnosis, and negligently treated medical conditions. The team regularly acts against NHS Trusts, hospitals and GPs regionally. Gavin Lane is a key name for head and spinal injury cases. Serious personal injury matters are overseen by Southampton-based John Hall, who covers the spectrum of catastrophic matters with a speciality in asbestos work. Frances Gillett is a personal injury expert and is recommended for road traffic accidents whilst managing partner Chris Whiteley is known for his work on catastrophic head and spinal injury cases.

South West > Insurance > Clinical negligence and personal injury: claimant

In Salisbury, Clare Carter heads the medical negligence practice at Trethowans LLP, handling cases involving birth and spinal injuries, delayed diagnoses and brain injury cases. For personal injury, the key contact in the firm’s Salisbury office is Tom Hartigan; the team handles head injury and spinal injury claims, as well as fatal accidents and industrial disease.