Clare is a leading junior in professional liability and insurance disputes. She has been described as “technically excellent” with “great commercial acumen”, and “a brilliant advocate”. Clare believes in taking a tough but commercial approach to litigation and relishes advocacy in all its forms.
Her professional liability practice mainly consists of high-value and/or high-complexity claims for a wide range of professions. She has acted for lawyers on claims involving everything from the drafting of complex share agreements to the advice given in employment litigation. She recently appeared for the successful accountant (leading Hannah Daly) in De Sena v Notaro  EWHC 1031 and before the Supreme Court (leading Nicholas Broomfield) in the limitation case of Matthew v Sedman  Ch 85 (in which judgment is awaited).
A substantial part of Clare’s work is insurance related. She has appeared in three insurance cases before the Supreme Court. Most recently, she was instructed for an insurer in the FCA Test litigation in which the Supreme Court considered whether certain business interruption policies provided cover for COVID-19 related loss. She was also instructed by the successful insurers in both Impact Funding v AIG and the Employers’ Liability Trigger litigation.
Clare places great importance on providing her clients with clear and practical advice. She has been described as “a great communicator” who “inspires confidence in the client” and can combine being “down to earth and straightforward” with being “clever and commercial”.
Clare is an editor of Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability and an elected member of the Professional Negligence Bar Association. More information about her practice can be found at www.4newsquare.com/barristers/clare-dixon.