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Claire Millns is a specialist personal injury and employment practitioner with over 15 years’ experience .
Claire is qualified to accept instructions on a Direct Access basis. She regularly attends drafting days at solicitors' offices and is happy to provide in house talks.
“She has a wonderfully balanced manner when representing our clients in Tribunal, convivial and engaging and not over-bearing or domineering but can quickly become equally robust and incisive with witnesses when required…she is a top-class communicator both with clients in conference and with all parties and we are always happy when we can instruct her knowing our clients are in safe hands.”Professional Client Testimonial
Claire is experienced at dealing with the following:
Claire represents both Claimants and Respondents in all aspects of employment work and has particular expertise in employment issues arising out of healthcare and education. Claire acts for local authorities, NHS Trusts, large commercial employers as well as various trade unions and their members.
She is able to accept instructions on a Direct Access basis.
Claire’s clients include Four Seasons Healthcare Limited, Ineos Nitriles (UK) Limited, Cumbria County Council, NHS Blood and Transplant, Veolia ES(UK), Nationwide Building Society, Nestle, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, North Tyneside Council, Newcastle University, Northumberland County Council , the Royal College of Nursing and Hartlepool College.
Claire is widely experienced in all areas of employment law, including:
Claire is happy to provide in house training and seminars and particularly enjoys presenting mock employment tribunals.
A selection of Claire’s recently concluded cases are listed below.
Claire has experience of advising and acting in respect of staged collisions, induced accidents, low speed impact (LSI) claims, bogus passenger claims and suspicious hire and storage claims.
Claire has appeared in numerous multi and fast track trials with significant credit hire claims predominantly on behalf of defendants. She is very familiar with the arguments regarding enforceability, need and basic hire rates.
Claire advises in a broad range of personal injury litigation acting for both Claimants and Defendants. She is happy to consider work on a conditional fee basis.
Road Traffic AccidentsClaire acts on behalf of claimants and defendants in fast and multi-track claims arising out of road traffic accidents. She has considerable experience acting on behalf of Claimants and Defendants where allegations of fraud are made against one or more parties and in cases where there are complex causation arguments. She has advised in high value claims arising out of fatal road traffic accidents, including early advice and attendance at inquests through to JSM or settlement or trial.
Public, Product & Occupiers’ LiabilityClaire has extensive experience of cases involving public liability arising out of a variety of circumstances. Cases include: accidents in hotels, supermarkets, schools, children’s nurseries as well as sports centres, shopping centres and hospitals. Claire has considerable experience of highway “tripping” accidents, having represented both local authorities and Claimants in many trials over the years. Claire has represented both Claimants and Defendants in a wide variety of product liability cases, from collapsing dart board sets and contaminated ready meals, to food poisoning outbreaks and defective bicycles. Claire has extensive experience and interest in claims involving children, the vulnerable and the elderly. She has also advised in many cases arising out of the Package Travel Regulations and the Animals Act.
Employers’ LiabilityClaire acts for Claimants and Defendants in claims arising out of a wide variety of workplace accidents. She is instructed by insurance companies and trade unions. She often instructed at an early stage in order to provide advice on witness evidence and attend site visits. Claire has experience of dealing with claims arising not only out of serious workplace accidents but also assault in the workplace, acting for Claimants and Defendants.
Criminal Injuries Compensation AppealsClaire has acted for claimants in a variety of complex cases involving both eligibility and quantum. A number of those cases have involved subtle brain injury arising from assault which have lead to the recovery of substantial awards.
InquestsClaire has experience of acting for families and other interested parties in multi day inquests. Claire has attended many inquests arising out of road traffic accidents and workplace accidents, representing the families of deceased as well as insurance companies.
The Legal 500 2011 - Claire Millns is a ‘very solid advocate and is robust in cross examination’
LLB (Hons), University of Northumbria
Personal Injury Bar Association (PIBA); Employment Lawyers Association; North East Medico-legal Society.