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        Claire Bowler

        Partner // Head of International Claims Team

        Claire is widely regarded as one of the UK's leading defendant personal injury lawyers and specialises in large class actions, international cases, catastrophic injury cases and high profile media cases.



        Catastrophic Injury

        Claire is Head of DWF's market leading International Claims team and is regularly instructed in some of the most high profile and complex cross-border claims in the London Insurance Market, as well as for insurance companies and corporate clients all over the world.

        Claire acts for a number of the leading UK and European insurers, across the entire spectrum of catastrophic injury and large loss claims, in particular those arising out of motor claims, employers' liability and product liability claims. She is regularly instructed in some of the largest catastrophic injury and complex cross-border claims in the London and European insurance markets. She has led approximately 50 claims with a value in excess of £1 million, over the last five years, and numerous claims over £10 million. She has handled some of the most high profile and market-leading cases.

        In 2016 Claire was elected to the DWF Strategic Board and she also sits on the Client Development Executive, International Strategy Group and Insurance Sector Group along with being the Client Partner for two of the firm's largest clients.

        She is singled out as 'a skillful operator and negotiator', 'she leads the firm's international claims team and brings an impressive knowledge of the complexities of international cases'.

        Claire was one of two founding partners of DWF's London office, and has been instrumental in its growth to now over 400 people in the iconic "Walkie Talkie" building in the City.

        • Chartered Insurance Institute
        • One of a relatively small number of female members of the Worshipful Company of Insurers, the insurance industry's City Livery Company

        Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners state that she has 'vast experience and knowledge' and is 'tactically adept'. 

        She is 'lauded by clients for her sensible approach' and is ranked as a lawyer who is 'proactive and offers solutions to difficult matters'. Other comments include: 'first rate', 'has particular expertise in cases with a foreign element' and 'is a delight to work with'.