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          Claire Bowler

          Partner // Head of Insurance Sector

          Claire was one of two founding Partners of DWF's London office in July 2008 and since 2016 has sat on DWF's main Strategic Board. She is also Head of the Insurance Sector, DWF's largest Sector.
          Claire was made a Partner at 31 and a full Equity Partner at just 34. Throughout her career she has acted for major worldwide insurers, large insureds and Lloyds Syndicates, and is Client Partner for one of the firm's largest clients.

          In 2010 Claire set up and heads DWF's renowned International Claims Team and acts for numerous major UK and worldwide insurers in large loss and international cases. She is regularly instructed in some of the largest and highest profile complex cross-border claims in the London Market, as well as for insurance companies and corporate clients all over the world.
          In 2011 Claire won the prestigious “Woman of Achievement Award” for the Insurance category in the Women in the City Awards, being named one of 7 top female executives working in the City of London that year. Claire has featured in The Financial Times and regularly appears in legal and insurance industry press. She is a regular commentator on gender diversity and sits on the Committee of I-Win, which promotes and supports female talent across the insurance industry. In 2016 Claire was elected to DWF's Strategic Board, the first time a woman had been elected to DWF's main Board.

          The Legal Directories state that Claire "has vast experience and knowledge", is "first rate", "tactically adept", "has a real passion, commitment and drive" and "is a delight to work with". She is noted to be a lawyer who is "proactive and offers solutions to difficult matters", and is "lauded by clients for her sensible approach". In addition, Claire is said to be “a skilful operator and negotiator" and "is always looking for ways she can add value". "She leads the firm’s International Claims Team and brings an impressive knowledge of the complexities of international cases".

          • Chartered Insurance Institute
          • Worshipful Company of Insurers, the insurance industry's City Livery Company