I specialise in complex, high-value cases and I only act for claimants. My clients have suffered serious, sometimes fatal, injuries including brain, spinal, orthopaedic, and psychiatric injuries, and injuries leading to amputation.
Many of my clients are injured in road traffic accidents, as drivers, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians. In some cases the driver causing injury is not identified or insured and I assist my clients with claims to the Motor Insurer's Bureau.
I also act for those injured at work or premises outside the home, including those who have sustained serious injury as a result of negligent exposure to the bacteria E.coli O157. I represent victims of serious assault, including sexual assault and acts of terrorism, and make applications on their behalf to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. As a trainee, I worked on one of only a handful of rape cases to be litigated in the civil courts, which was won at trial. I have claimed compensation for UK victims of overseas terrorism, both from overseas governments and from the UK Victims of Terrorism Overseas Compensation Scheme.
I seek early financial assistance for my clients from defendants, namely funded rehabilitation programmes and interim payments of damages. This support helps my clients financially while they cannot work and allows them access to medical treatment more quickly.
I take a compassionate approach to my work; I understand the impact that the accident and injuries have on my clients and their families. In each case, I work hard to gather all relevant evidence. I work with well-respected expert witnesses to obtain medical evidence to show the extent of clients' injuries and specialist evidence to value other complex losses. I aim to maximise my clients' damages, while supporting them through the litigation process.
My clients have said:
'Claire Glasgow and the Fieldfisher team were with us every step of the way. We always felt that they were acting in our best interests and we were consistently impressed how they brought a huge depth of practical, relevant experience to bear alongside a genuine understanding and compassion for what we were going through.'
'Fieldfisher … have been the most caring and supportive people I could wish for. They have guided me through what has been at times a difficult experience with such help. They have never been too busy to listen and have organised every process and appointment with speed and efficiency.'
I do pro-bono work via the Fieldfisher 'Just Purpose' scheme, supporting people with learning difficulties to challenge unlawful social care decisions made by their Local Authorities.
I trained at Fieldfisher, qualifying in 2007. I spent a year of my training contract in the personal injury department, assisting Jill Greenfield with her serious injury caseload. After a career break to raise my 3 children, I returned to Fieldfisher in 2016.
Outside of work I am a keen photographer and I enjoy getting outdoors and spending time with my family.