What can Clare do for you?
Clare is an insurance lawyer who has been resolving claims on behalf of other professionals for more than 20 years. She has a very broad base of experience, particularly in claims against lawyers and surveyors/valuers. Clare has a particular interest in claims involving wills, probate and trusts, achieving STEP Advanced Certificates in Estate and Trust Administration in 2017 and 2018.
Supporting your ambitions
Clare has conducted the defence and resolution of claims large and small, both in value and complexity. Recent examples include resolving a series of claims following long-running probate fraud, with claims payments totalling more than £3 million which also involved complex issues of recovery from third parties, a claim against surveyors about a mortgage valuation report on an "uninhabitable" property, and issues around the defective wording of an overage agreement. Clare's approach is astute, proactive and pragmatic. Her core aims are to build a trusted relationship with her clients and to secure an acceptable, cost-effective outcome.
What do others say?
"Thorough, efficient" principal associate Clare Howard attracts praise for her "clear and robust advice". (Legal 500, 2017)
"We could not have hoped for a better outcome in what, for us, was a very sizeable claim." (an insured lawyer, 2018)
"Thorough, pragmatic...excellent" (an insured lawyer, 2018)