Trethowans Solicitors have bolstered their ranks with the promotion of an Associate to Partner status. Clare Carter, Head of the Personal Injury Claimant Team has been made up to Partner. The personal injury team comprises three partners and a further six lawyers, making it one of the largest and most experienced personal injury teams in the area.
Since qualifying as a solicitor in 1997, Clare has specialised in clinical negligence and complex personal injury claims on behalf of Claimants who have been injured as the result of accidents or medical negligence.
Clare is a member of the Law Society's clinical negligence accreditation scheme (since 2007) and of the Law Society's personal injury accreditation scheme (since 2003). This demonstrates her expertise in these areas. She is also a member of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) at senior litigator level.
Clare undertakes a wide variety of clinical negligence work including birth injury, orthopaedic, delayed diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases (including cancer), gynaecological, surgical, vascular, cardiac and brain injury cases. She acts for both adults and children. Clare has acted for clients who have been injured by negligent hospitals, doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals. She has a particular interest in cerebral palsy birth injury cases and she acts on behalf of child Claimants with cerebral palsy in cases worth several million pounds.
Clare also acts for clients who have sustained severe injury as a result of road traffic accidents, accidents at work and other types of accidents. Clare's clients are often suffering from devastating injuries including head and spinal injuries.
Clare's abilities and reputation are acknowledged in Chambers and Partners (a key independent guide to the legal profession) in which sources described her as a "safe pair of hands who is a pleasure to work with" and comment "She is very mindful of the needs of the claimants and their families". She is a highly regarded practitioner who is noted by sources for her "great industry and attention to detail" as well as her "ability to maximise the potential of a case".
Senior Partner Chris Whiteley said the appointment shows the firm’s commitment to its employees and clients. "The legal team at Trethowans offers a wealth of knowledge and experience and this latest promotion recognises this. Clare is a very experienced lawyer who has developed a reputation for delivering an excellent service to her clients. Her promotion to Partner status is very much deserved.”