Clare Durkin


  • I am a partner in the commercial litigation department with over 10 years’ experience.
  • I have extensive trial experience having acted in numerous High Court and Court of Appeal trials, arbitrations and judicial reviews for both claimants and defendants.
  • My expertise includes breach of contract and warranty claims, corporate and partnership disputes which involve allegations of civil fraud and breach of fiduciary duties, professional negligence claims and judicial review.
  • I provide both legal and commercial advice in order to assist clients’ decision-making and navigation through the litigation process.
  • I frequently use mediation and negotiation to resolve disputes where possible, but my extensive trial experience means I am able to offer clients a sound analysis of the benefits and risks of proceeding to trial.

Significant Reported Cases

Joseph Fielding Properties (Blackpool) Limited v Aviva Insurance Limited [2010] EWHC 2192 (QBD)

Parking Eye Limited v Somerfield Stores Limited [2012] EWCA Civ 1338

Contact Details

+44 161 236 2002


'Claire Durkin – highly attentive to client’s aims and pursuing them.’

Legal 500 2022 - Commercial Litigation: Manchester

The experienced Nick Gee and Claire Durkin give a quality service to their clients that is very results orientated. Their advice focuses on the client’s specific objectives and achieving them in an efficient, speedy and cost-effective way.

Legal 500 2021

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