Clair Wilson > Thompsons Solicitors LLP > Newcastle upon Tyne, England > Lawyer Profile

Thompsons Solicitors LLP
Maybrook House
27-35 Grainger Street
Newcastle upon Tyne

Work Department

Medical Negligence


Member, Principal Medical Negligence Lawyer



Based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Newcastle-upon-Tyne centre, Clair Wilson is a highly accomplished clinical negligence lawyer and a supervisor of colleagues in the clinical negligence and serious injury units which cover North Eastern England, Yorkshire & Humberside and Cumbria.

While Clair manages other serious injury and medical negligence solicitors, she also runs her own caseload involving particularly complex and high-value litigation. The excellence of her work has been recognised by The Law Society, which is the professional body for solicitors.

Clair represents clients who have undergone life-changing injuries and illnesses, caused or exacerbated by medical incompetence and delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of potentially fatal conditions such as cancer. Sometimes patients have died as a direct result of the clinical errors.

The cases taken by Clair involve injuries sustained during delivery (such as cerebral palsy), injuries to the brainloss of limbs and injuries to the spinal column (cauda equina syndrome in particular, an extremely serious condition involving pressure on the nerves at the bottom of the spine).

Clair became a solicitor in 2001, and during the first part of her career represented clients suffering from a range of personal injuries. Cases involved employer’s liability, public liability and road accidents. Her work also involved people who were suffering stress, deafness, Repetitive Strain Injury and exposure to hazardous substances. Clair is committed – like Thompsons as a whole – to representing exclusively the victims of injustice and not those who are responsible for their plight, or their insurance companies.

Clair is proud of her record of giving clients the best possible professional advice and cherishes the accolades she regularly receives from clients. Clair’s aim is always to win the highest possible compensation in the shortest time possible.


Clair is a member of the Law Society’s clinical negligence panel which is testimony to her widely respected expertise and knowledge in her specialism. Clair is also a member of the medical negligence charity, AvMA (Action Against Medical Accidents), which provides free independent advice and support to people affected by medical accidents.


In her spare time Clair spends as much time as possible with her husband and sons and enjoys fell walking in the Lake District.

Lawyer Rankings

North > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

(Next Generation Partners)

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Fiona Belgian heads up Thompsons Solicitors LLP’s personal injury and clinical negligence team based in Newcastle. Exclusively acting for claimants, most notably, trade union members, the team supports its clients in dedicated teams. While Clair Wilson handles clinical negligence claims, Trevor Hall is responsible for serious injury and accident claims. Industrial disease claims are handled by Tony Hood and asbestos lawyer Andrew Venn. Helen Cornforth is ‘pragmatic and sensible with a keen eye for detail.’ The team currently acts for the TUC in the Covid Inquiry.