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Clare Durkin Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution

Experience Profile

Clare is a senior associate in dispute resolution in our business legal advisory team with over 10 years' experience.

She is based in the Manchester office of Slater and Gordon Lawyers and covers all aspects of commercial litigation work. 

Clare has extensive trial experience having acted in numerous High Court and Court Appeal trials, arbitrations and judicial reviews for both claimants and defendants.

Her expertise includes breach of contract and warranty claims, corporate and partnership disputes which involve allegations of civil fraud, professional negligence claims and judicial review. 

Clare provides both legal and commercial advice in order to assist clients' decision-making and navigation through the litigation process. She frequently uses mediation and negotiation to resolve disputes where possible, but her extensive trial experience means she is able to offer clients a sound analysis of the benefits and risks of proceeding to trial.


  • Breach of contract and warranty claims
  • Company disputes – shareholder and derivative claims
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Professional Negligence
  • Acts for Professional Court of Protection Deputies in wide range of disputes
  • Judicial Review

Career history

  • Since 2014 Slater and Gordon LLP
  • 2007 – 2014 Pannone LLP


  • Studied at the College of Law, York - LPC
  • Studied at University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Law LLB Hons