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Claire Toogood QC

Call 1995 • QC 2022

"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 cases including cases involving metal-on-metal hip prostheses, breast implants and radiocontrast agents.  She is instructed by major pharmaceutical companies including Glaxo Smithkline and Johnson & Johnson as well as the NHS and medical defence organisations

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Qualifications


  • 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)

Memberships


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

Recommendations


“She is incredibly good with clients and provides significant reassurance to those that need it. She is unflinching in her ability and willingness to take a fight to those that need it.”

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“Claire is a strong and forceful negotiator and advocate.”

Legal 500, 2022

“She’s very good on complex medical cases and gets to the crux of the matter quickly.”

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“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


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