Claire Hurrell

Claire has specialised in medical negligence for over 10 years. She undertakes a broad range of medical negligence cases and has particular experience in cases arising from negligent obstetric care including those involving children who have suffered cerebral palsy and erb’s palsy following complications during labour, and cases where negligent obstetric care has resulted in maternal injuries.

Claire also specialises in acting for the families of those who have died as a result of medical negligence, including representation at inquests and claims arising from psychiatric injury for surviving family members who have experienced trauma second hand.

Claire is a member of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme as well as the AvMA Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel.

Claire is ranked in Chambers and Partners UK and the Legal 500 for her expertise in clinical negligence. She won Bristol Law Society’s Lawyer of the Year in 2016.


  • Certificate in Professional Legal Studies from Queen’s University, Belfast
  • Law (LLB) from Queen’s University, Belfast

Claire is currently on maternity leave.


  • “You were always there, even when I wanted to chat when I was upset. Thank you.”
    AnonMedical Negligence Client
  • “Thank you so much for all the hard work you have done to bring this case to a close. My husband would have been very happy with the outcome, if only we had not had to bring the case in the first place, but you can’t turn the clock back.”
    AnonMedical Negligence Client
  • “Meticulous and clear advice and case strategy in a fatal clinical negligence case of high complexity. The firm combines the excellence and sophistication of a national specialist department with the face-to-face contact and support needed by clients in this field.”
    AnonMedical Negligence Client
  • “Committed to her clients and very compassionate.”

    Chambers and Partners UK, 2019 Edition
  • "Claire, just to say thank you for all your guidance, help and support, and for bringing this case to such a successful conclusion."

    CarolMedical Negligence Client