Claire Clift (2003)

Claire Clift (2003)

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member Qualified in 2003 Public Access Accredited


General Information

Claire has a common law practice specialising in personal injury and general civil law.

Personal Injury

Claire has extensive experience in all areas of personal injury law, including industrial and workplace injuries and road traffic accidents. She accepts instructions at all levels and acts for both claimants and defendants. Claire also undertakes a significant volume of advisory work particularly in relation to assessing quantum for general and special damages.

Landlord and Tenant

Claire has represented both landlords and tenants in commercial and residential disputes from preliminary hearings through to trials and this is an area of growing interest to her.

Credit hire

Claire has regular experience of representing claimants and defendants in high value credit hire litigation.

In addition Claire’s common law practice includes contract disputes, Inheritance Act claims and Trusts of Land Act (TOLATA) cases.

Claire is also approved by the Bar Council to accept instructions in Public Access cases.

Qualifications and past experience:

2000: Modern History (BA Hons), Oxford University
2002: PgDL, College of Law
2003: BVC, BBP Law School

Away from the Bar Claire has also worked as a consultant for a Sector Skills Council.


Outside of work Claire enjoys good food and wine and keeping fit.




Fees and Feedback

Fees and Feedback

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Please see “profile” tab for description of the legal services provided by this barrister.

We aim to complete and return all paperwork within 14 days (2 weeks) of receipt if no specific deadline is provided. We can work to much faster timescales if requested or we can agree a specific target date for each individual circumstance. We will always advise at the outset if counsel is unable to meet any deadline.

Each barrister has a standard hourly rate for their work. The individual hourly rate can be agreed when instructions are acknowledged if preferred. We welcome early discussion as to the suitability of a specific barrister for a specific case. The right barrister will have the relevant expertise to deal with the case but will not be too junior, or too senior depending on the complexities.

We aim to allocate all cases to the correct level of experience & seniority which we believe will prove most to be the most cost effective solution for our clients.

If, due to urgency, we allocate paperwork to a more senior member of Clerksroom, we will charge the appropriate hourly rate for the work, not for the barrister. We welcome early discussion to ensure the correct fee is applied to the case at the outset.


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PO Box 6806
Tel: 0300 555 0333

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