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Claire McGregor practices in a wide range of public and civil law, with a particular emphasis on environmental law, construction and engineering, and private international law.
Cross-border litigation forms a significant part of Claire’s practice. As such, she has developed expertise in the conflicts of laws, and advises on private international issues which typically arise in this type of litigation. Claire has also been instructed as an independent expert in domestic proceedings to advise on discrete private international law issues.
Before joining the bar, Claire worked for three years at Leigh Day and Co solicitors where she was closely involved in the ‘Trafigura case’ in which some 30,000 claimants from the Ivory Coast sued oil multinational Trafigura for compensation following a toxic waste spillage in Abidjan. This became the largest group litigation case in the UK and resulted in a compensation settlement for the claimants.
Claire also worked for a year as a legal advisor for refugees at Africa and Middle-East Refugee Assistance (AMERA), an NGO based in Cairo, Egypt. There, she provided legal advice and representation to refugees from across Africa specialising in francophone countries.
Claire speaks French and Spanish fluently, and is happy to consider papers or have conferences in those languages.Environmental Law
Claire has extensive experience representing claimants in complex tort cases, typically where environmental damage leads to claims for personal injury and financial loss.
She represented local communities and fishermen in proceedings against Shell subsidiaries in Nigeria for extensive oil spillage affecting their livelihoods and causing long-term damage to the environment.
She acted for a group of farmers in Colombia in proceedings against former subsidiaries of BP for the damage caused to their farms and livelihoods as a result of the construction of the OCENSA pipeline. Claire was involved in the trial in this claim which lasted six months.
Claire has experience working on large multi-party actions and advises on the strategic and procedural issues which emerge in such proceedings.
Much of Claire’s work involves construction or engineering issues surrounding large infrastructure projects, and in particular linear construction projects. Claire also has extensive experience with contaminated water sources, remedial works for polluted environments and airport engineering.
Claire is instructed, usually for claimants, in a wide range of clinical negligence claims against NHS hospitals, dentists and optometry surgeries.
Claire often instructed for claimants and has developed particular expertise in fatalities claims.
David Hart QC and Claire McGregor Represented Gilberto Torres In Crowdjustice’s Launch Case - Nov 2016
Gilbert Torres, the Columbian trade unionist who was kidnapped and tortured by paramilitaries in 2002, sought damages in respect of his kidnap and imprisonment against BP and 6 other related oil...
Claire McGregor in launch case for new crowdfunding platform for public interest litigation - May 2015
Friday 22 May 2015 saw the launch in the UK of CrowdJustice, a crowd funding platform for public interest litigation. The launch case is Torres v BP & Others. Claire McGregor is representing Mr...
London and Brighton Members and clerks take part in the London to Brighton Bike ride - May 2014
A team of keen cyclists from both 1COR and COR Brighton are taking part in the London to Brighton Bike Ride on the 15th June. The team comprises: Elizabeth-Anne Gumbel QC, David Balcombe QC, John...
We are delighted to announce that Claire McGregor has joined 1 Crown Office Row - Aug 2013