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Claire Toogood

Call 1995

"Very authoritative." "Careful and considered. She has a lovely way with experts and lay witnesses. Her advice is always sound."
(Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2019)

Product Liability

Claire specialises in product liability claims involving pharmaceutical and medical products.  She has been involved in numerous cases including cases involving metal-on-metal hip prostheses, breast implants and radiocontrast agents.  She is instructed by major pharmaceutical companies as well as the NHS and medical defence organisations.

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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


“Claire is a go-to junior, fierce when she needs to be, collaborative in her style and she always delivers. Exceptional people skills ensure that this barrister gets the very best from clients, witnesses, experts and judges.”

Legal 500, 2021

“Very impressive – she’s insightful, not fooled by anything, and identifies any weakness in an argument immediately.”; “She’s very sharp, authoritative and someone you definitely want in your corner. She’s extremely approachable and has a great manner with clients.”; “She has an excellent eye for detail.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“A delightful barrister who is a pleasure to work with. Her analytical and compassionate approach to cases is appreciated by instructing solicitors and clients alike. Her friendly manner does not in any way detract from her ability to forcefully and convincingly put forward her client’s case in court.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“Her drafting is second-to-none and she has a complete grasp of medical evidence.”

Legal 500, 2020

“Very authoritative.” “Careful and considered. She has a lovely way with experts and lay witnesses. Her advice is always sound.”

Chambers & Partners, 2019

“Calm, measured and effective.”

Chambers & Partners, 2018

“Her advocacy is second to none.”

Chambers & Partners, 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 & Partners, 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 & Partners, 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 & Partners, 2014

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

Legal 500, 2015

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