Clare Hughes-Williams - DAC Beachcroft

Clare Hughes-Williams's Expertise

Clare Hughes-Williams

Clare Hughes-Williams is a partner in the Professional Risk Team in Newport.  She specialises in defending claims against professionals and advises insurers on a range of issues. 

Her particular specialism is in acting for solicitors and their insurers.

Clare is also known for her expertise in regulatory matters, and has acted for a number of top 100 firms in relation to regulatory investigations and prosecutions. 

Clare and her team also regularly advise insurers in relation to coverage and policy response, particularly in respect of solicitors' policies. 

Clare is a member of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers.


"She is extremely keen and fights her corner really tenaciously. I rate her very highly." Chambers and Partners UK 2017 Edition, Professional Negligence, Wales.

Clients say Clare is "very approachable, but also very conscientious about keeping clients happy." Chambers and Partners UK 2016 Edition, Professional Negligence, Wales.

"One client noted: 'She is very responsive, very thorough and really gets to the bottom of things.'" Chambers and Partners UK 2015 Edition, Professional Negligence, Wales.

"Clare Hughes-Williams is 'one of the leading practitioners in this field' according to sources. Peers "rate her very highly" and add that she is 'a very safe pair of hands and knows when to fight and when cases should be settled'." Chambers and Partners UK 2014 Edition, Professional Negligence, Wales.




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