Areas of Expertise
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.
"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
Tshibangu v Cardiff Council  unreported: fundamental dishonesty case in respect of which the claimant was subsequently convicted and sentenced to 3.5 years’ imprisonment
Maloney v Torfaen County Borough Council  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