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Claire Toogood

Call 1995

"Her advice is clear and pragmatic and she is an excellent advocate. She is well liked by our clients".
(Chambers UK 2016)

Product Liability

Claims involving pharmaceutical, clinical, consumer and industrial products. Claire has recently advised on the likely level of damages related to defective breast implants.

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  • Inns of Court School of Law (Very Competent) (1994 – 1995)
  • Queen Mother’s Fund Scholarship, Middle Temple (1994)
  • MA (Hons) in Jurisprudence, Oriel College, Oxford (1991 – 1994)


  • London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association


“Calm, measured and effective.”

Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2018

“Her advocacy is second to none.”

Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2018

“Her advice is clear and pragmatic and she is an excellent advocate. She is well liked by our clients”. “Claire is a fantastic advocate. She’s brilliant at handling any detail you give her and she’s always approachable”.

Chambers UK 2016

“She is tenacious, and will work herself to the bone to get a result”

(Legal 500 2016)

“She’s very assured, very robust and doesn’t take any prisoners. At the same time she’s very good with clients and sensitive to their concerns”

(Chambers UK, 2015)

“She is fantastic as she is proactive and very responsive. She is always available to provide practical and logical advice, and has formidable knowledge of her cases. She is also very good on her feet in terms of both applications and advocacy, and relates well to the client.”

(Chambers UK, 2014)

“one of the most client-focused barristers, who deals with issues swiftly, concisely and always with a smile”

(Legal 500 2015)

“absolutely awesome in and out of court”

(Legal 500 2015)

“her written advice and advocacy are both excellent; she gets to the heart of the issues”

(Legal 500, 2014)

“a tenacious cross-examiner, who is very good with lay clients”

(Legal 500, 2014)

“very sharp advocate”

(Legal 500, 2013)

“incredibly bright”

(Legal 500, 2011)

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