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Weightmans LLP

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Clare Malpus

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Weightmans LLP

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Large loss and technical claims.


Specialises in catastrophic injury claims including tetraplegic, paraplegic, severe brain injury, amputation, complex multiple orthopaedic injury and fatal accident claims. Designated large loss partner for AIG. A substantial portion of Clare’s caseload involves claims against local authorities and the police, and claims against employers. Since qualification, Clare’s practice has comprised defendant insurance litigation, encompassing motor, employer and public liability claims for a number of insurance clients. Has presented and written articles, most recently on care and accommodation in catastrophic injury claims, Ogden 6 multipliers and valuing ‘loss of chance’ claims in the context of future earnings.


Qualified 1998; Weightmans 1999; partner 2009.


Marlwood, Bristol; University of Birmingham (1993 LLB Hons 2(1)); Nottingham Law School (1995 LPC Distinction).

East Midlands: Insurance

Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

Weightmans LLP demonstrates particular strength in defending matters involving disease, large loss or motor claims, but also fields a strong practice in claims involving the police or local authorities in addition to a busy defendant clinical negligence caseload. Practice head Dave Cottam acted on behalf of a local authority in a claim brought for failure to remove a minor who had been severely injured by his mother’s partner as a baby, sustaining a severe traumatic brain injury and later developing cerebral palsy. Another highlight in Cottam’s recent workload was acting for AIG in a case involving a claimant who had sustained a severe brain injury when being knocked down by the driver of a rental vehicle, including the arrangement of an Immediate Needs Assessment, intensive rehabilitation and settlement negotiations involving a periodical payment order. Andrew Clarke acted for Nottinghamshire County Council in a claim brought under the Highways Act by a pedestrian who had slipped on ice, claiming the council should have gritted the footpath. Mike Simpson, Paul Debney, Clare Malpus, Deborah Edwards and consultant John Glendening are also recommended. The illustrious client list also features Zurich, the Motor Insurers’ Bureau and Sportscover Europe.

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