Senior Litigation Executive, Industrial Disease
Claire joined Simpson Millar in 2016. Claire is an experienced Industrial Disease Lawyer having grown up and completed her degree in law at the University of Cape Town, South Africa (BA LLB).
Claire has more than 24 years’ experience and throughout her career has focused on representing Claimants. She has developed considerable experience in negotiating and settling a wide range of Industrial Disease claims. She has also successfully brought many cases to conclusion through the Courts.
Before joining Simpson Millar, Claire spent many years representing injured Claimants on behalf of a number of large Trade Unions, including the GMB, Unite and the CWU acting for workers who had been negligently exposed to harmful substances whilst simply carrying out their work. Claire has a particular interest in the Control of Hazardous substances at work.
Claire has handled many types of industrial diseases and injuries, including Occupational Asthma, Work related Cancers, Dermatitis and Vibration White Finger claims. She has also dealt with many highly sensitive Asbestos claims and feels passionately that thousands of people are now suffering serious conditions such as Asbestosis and Mesothelioma which can take up to 40 years to develop.
Claire has a strong sense of justice when helping clients and their families who have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma and other Asbestos induced illnesses.
Claire is a member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
Interests outside of work
Claire is a regular cinema and theatre-goer; she loves the countryside and open spaces, and particularly likes walking in the Derbyshire Dales. She is also a keen fan of South African rugby.