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Areas of Expertise

About Clare

Clare has represented and advised local authorities for over 25 years dealing with employers’ liability and public liability cases. Clare supervises a team, with particular experience in dealing with fraud cases involving the public and employees.

Clare also deals with abuse cases relating to allegations of negligence against social services departments and allegations of failure to manage care by Children’s Services. Clare has dealt with historic cases relating to abuse.

 

Clare’s experience extends to advising local authorities in cases arising out of the provision of social care and housing for adults and cases involving the Human Rights Act 1998.

 

Clare specialises in complex occupational stress and bullying cases brought against local authorities, understanding the impact that such cases can have on the employer and its employees and the need for a pragmatic and constructive approach together with a keen eye for detail.

 

Clare is a member of the Sports Law team, having advised the Commonwealth Games Wales Board for over 12 years.

Legal Commendations

"Clare is a very knowledgeable and tenacious lawyer." "She has a very good level of customer service and has a vast bank of knowledge."

Chambers & Partners, 2024

"Herself formerly a successful Welsh international triathlete, Clare Hoskins has deep knowledge of the sector and is one of a number of practitioners within the firm's personal injury team that handles work for sporting individuals."

Legal 500, 2024

“Determined and dogged.”

Legal 500, 2023

"The 'thorough, tenacious and personable' Clare Hoskins 'always has a firm grasp of the cases she is dealing with' and is the lynchpin of the firm's personal injury defence work on behalf of Cardiff Council and Newport City Council."

"The team regularly handles work on behalf of sporting bodies and sports persons. Clare Hoskins is recommended."

Legal 500, 2019

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Notable Cases

Tshibangu v Cardiff Council [2017] unreported: fundamental dishonesty case in respect of which the claimant was subsequently convicted and sentenced to  3.5 years’ imprisonment

Various Claimants (4 in number) v Cardiff Council [2016]: 4 cases arising out of a fraud ring against Cardiff Council, all of which were either struck out or discontinued

Various Claimants (4 in number) v Cardiff Council [2016]: 4 cases arising out of a fraud ring against Cardiff Council, all of which were either struck out or discontinued

Maloney v Torfaen County Borough Council [2005] EWCA Civ 1762: no liability under Occupiers’ Liability Act 1984 to a tenant taking a shortcut who fell into an unfenced pedestrian subway and suffered brain injury

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