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Claire Harpur

Senior Associate

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Claire Harpur

Claire Harpur

Senior Associate

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Claire Harpur

Claire Harpur

Senior Associate

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  • Insurance & Reinsurance

  • Professional Practices

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  • Commercial Disputes

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Claire Harpur is a Senior Associate in the London office who specialises in commercial and professional liability disputes.

Regional experience
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Claire is a Senior Associate based in London who specialises in commercial and professional liability disputes.

Claire has acted for UK and global law firms and individual solicitors in relation to a wide range of claims, including those involving pensions, tax, property, litigation, contract, trust and criminal law. She also acts for insurers as monitoring counsel and advises on policy coverage. Claire has experience in the regulatory sphere, including acting in response to SRA investigations.

Experience

Acting for a law firm on a complex cross-border matter involving substantial sums and novel issues of French law in relation to the effectiveness of security documentation.

Advising insurers in relation to coverage issues arising from dishonesty on the part of a solicitor.

Acting in one of the Lawyer’s “Top 20 Cases” for 2023 involving fraud allegations and capacity issues.

  • Acting for a magic circle law firm in relation to a potential negligence claim worth up to £400m regarding the drafting of pension scheme documentation by its former client involving complex causation, loss of a chance, and limitation principles.
  • Acting for a magic circle law firm in relation to a negligence claim regarding tax advice, involving novel points of law regarding offshore income and trust structures, as well as inheritance tax issues.
  • Acting for the global insurers of a major international law firm in relation to claims in multiple jurisdictions by a former client regarding alleged inadequate due diligence and defective drafting of loan documentation.
Sectors

Sectors

  • Insurance & Reinsurance

  • Professional Practices

Services

Services

  • Commercial Disputes