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Exchange Chambers

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC

ONE DERBY SQUARE, LIVERPOOL, L2 9XX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0151 236 7747
Fax:
Fax 0151 236 3433
DX:
14207 LIVERPOOL
Email:
Web:
www.exchangechambers.co.uk
Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester
Exchange Chambers (Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC), Claire Gourley, Liverpool, ENGLAND

Claire Gourley

Tel:
Work 0151 236 7747
Email:
Web:
www.exchangechambers.co.uk/people/claire-gourley/
Exchange Chambers (Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC)

Work Department

Personal Injury

Position

Claire practises in personal injury law, mainly acting for defendants. Her practice covers a wide range of areas including road traffic accident claims; occupiers’ liability; public liability claims; school accidents; employer’s liability; highways law (including issues relating to non-maintainable highways and Gullisken arguments, drains and subsidence claims); housing disrepair claims; and defective premises act claims.

Career

Called 1996; Deputy District Judge (2015)

Member

  • Personal Injury Bar Association

Education

  • Magdalene College, Cambridge - MA (Cantab) Law
  • Graded “very competent” in the Bar Vocational Course
  • Harmsworth Major Entrance Exhibition (Middle Temple)

Leisure

Claire grew up in Belfast but came to England when she was 18. Surprisingly for an Irish woman, Liverpool was not her first port of call and she undertook pupillage and then became a tenant in 3 Paper Buildings. She came to Exchange Chambers in 1998, is married with two children and is actively involved as a parent governor in her daughter’s school. In her spare time she plays the ukulele and is slowly learning Taekwon-do, although not at the same time.

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