Clare Garnett


  • I am a leading catastrophic injury lawyer and a member of the BLM national catastrophic injury group, taking responsibility for the development and alignment of strategy within the group.
  • I have experience dealing with large and complex claims arising from industrial accidents, accidents at work and claims involving animals which result in a variety of values including catastrophic injury, chronic pain and complex issues.
  • I have developed a niche area of specialism within the equestrian market and I am well-regarded for my knowledge and expertise within this area. I have a particular interest in the racing industry and act for a number of well-known owners and trainers. In addition to equestrian claims, I am instructed on a number of bovine and canine cases as well as industrial accidents, rail accidents and farming incidents.
  • I have successfully fought to trial a large number of cases.
  • I regularly advise on cases with fraud and exaggeration achieving favourable results and in particular achieving discontinuance despite liability being admitted.
  • I regularly advise on coverage and policy issues.
  • I supervise and support teams of proficient lawyers across the London and Southampton offices, all of whom deal with cases involving large and complex losses.
  • I previously owned and ran an equestrian yard for over 10 years and have a growing flock of sheep (and lambs) as well as countless other animals.
  • I have extensive experience of employment and family law from my previous roles.

Significant reported cases

Network Rail and QBE v Dermody [2016] EWHC 2060 (QB)

UK Insurance Ltd v T/A Farrow & Sons [2016] EWHC 190 (QB)

Tuson v Murphy [2018] EWCA Civ.1461

Ford v Northern Rail [2018] EWHC 1417 (QBD)

Bathie v Anthony [2021] 10 WLUK 515


Contact Details

+44 20 7865 3360


Clare Garnett's knowledge is fantastic and her service levels are very very good.

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