Claire Rowe joined Shoosmiths in 1984 as a trainee solicitor, rapidly progressing to become partner in 1990. She headed the Commercial Litigation Team in the Thames Valley office between 1990 and 2008.
Rowe has been on the board of Shoosmiths since 2000 in the roles of national head of dispute resolution (2000–08) and national head of the Commercial Practice Group (2008–09) prior to her election as chief executive in June 2009. Her background is in insurance and commercial litigation, having worked in this field since qualifying.
Rowe has acted for a number of major insurers, loss adjusters, loss assessors and self-insured companies dealing with property damage, employers and public and product liability claims. Her particular expertise is in advising on and dealing with policy wording issues and advising with regard to policy coverage issues. She also has significant experience in prosecuting and defending claims for business interruption and consequential losses.
Rowe also has extensive experience dealing with commercial contractual disputes including IT-related issues ranging from software development to distribution contracts, turnkey supply and distribution contracts and internet and website issues.
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