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Portrait of Clare Arthurs
Areas of expertise: Commercial dispute resolution


Clare heads the dispute resolution division and is a member of the firm's strategy board. 

A former commercial and public law litigator, Clare led the knowledge function for the commercial dispute resolution team prior to her appointment as partner in 2021, working across a broad range of specialisms including international litigation and arbitration, group actions, professional negligence, reputation management, and regulatory compliance. In recent years she has played a pivotal role in the introduction of new technology, business improvement and team leadership. Her responsibilities have also included organising training for fee earners and drafting and maintaining the department’s precedent documentation. She has devised and delivered a variety of client facing seminars.

Clare is an established author in the legal press, writing for journals such as New Law JournalSolicitors JournalCommercial Litigation Journal, the International Bar Association Newsletter and Insolvency Intelligence. She has also edited the CDR department’s publications including client updates, topical ebulletins and the Commercial LiteBites series, which aims to provide clients with important practical pointers.

Recent work highlights

  • Writing an article for Insolvency Intelligence: In the Net! Court of Appeal rules on administration and liquidation expenses.
  • Submitting an article for the New Law Journal entitled: Forum Shopping - Every Little (Fact) Counts.
  • Drafting an article for Commercial Litigation Journal: Not Im-Prest: Supreme Court ensures corporate veil remains securely drawn.
  • Having an article published in Procurement and Outsourcing Journal on the subject of: Nowhere to Hide? Specific and pre-action disclosure in the procurement process.

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