Claire Bowler

Partner - Head of International Claims Team

I am widely regarded as one of the UK's leading defendant personal injury lawyers and specialise in large class actions, international cases, catastrophic injury cases and high profile media cases.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7645 9512 Fax: +44 (0)20 7645 9501



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My Expertise

I set up and am head of DWF’s market leading International Claims Team and am regularly instructed in some of the most high profile and complex cross-border claims in the London Insurance Market, as well as for insurance companies and corporate clients all over the world.

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I act for a number of the leading UK and European insurers, across the entire spectrum of catastrophic injury and large loss claims, in particular those arising out of motor claims, employers’ liability and product liability claims. I am regularly instructed in some of the largest catastrophic injury and complex cross-border claims in the London and European insurance markets. I have led approximately 50 claims with a value in excess of £1 million, over the last five years, and numerous claims over £10 million. I have handled some of the most high profile and market-leading cases.

In 2016 I was elected to the DWF Strategic Board and I also sit on the Client Development Executive, International Strategy Group and Insurance Sector Group along with being the Client Partner for two of the firm's largest clients.

Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners state that I have 'vast experience and knowledge' and am 'tactically adept'.   I am 'lauded by clients for her sensible approach' and ranked as a lawyer who is 'proactive and offers solutions to difficult matters'.   Other comments include: 'first rate', 'has particular expertise in cases with a foreign element' and 'is a delight to work with.'

I am singled out as 'a skilful operator and negotiator – she leads the firm’s International Claims Team and brings an impressive knowledge of the complexities of international cases.' 

I was one of two founding partners of DWF's London office, and have been instrumental in its growth to now over 400 people in the iconic "Walkie Talkie" building in the City. 

I am a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute and am one of a relatively small number of female members of the Worshipful Company of Insurers, the insurance industry’s City Livery Company.