Claire Stevenson

Year of Call: 2014



LLB (Hons) Law from Kent University

Areas of work:


Claire joined Chambers in October 2015 as a Pupil and upon successful completion of her pupillage became a Tenant in October 2016.

Claire currently appears in both the Magistrates and Crown Court, for the defence. Claire has experience representing both adults and youths, from the first appearance at court, through to trial, and sentence if required.

Claire also acts in matters for the London Probation Service and DVLA.

Additionally, Claire is regularly instructed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council to represent them before both the Health and Conduct & Competence Committees in a range of hearings.


Recent Cases

Crown Court

Claire regularly appears for the defence in Crown Court hearings, appeals, committals for sentence and sentencing.

R v DC and others (Wood Green Crown Court). Instructed to represent a client, through a civil application, as an intervener who had a third party interest in one of the Defendant’s realisable assets.

Appeal of TF (Snaresbrook Crown Court). Appeal against sentence on behalf of the DVLA. The appellant was a litigant in person and had appealed both conviction and sentence however it was established that it was only the sentence she wished to appeal and Court therefore advised of sentencing options.

Probation – Claire has both Prosecuted and Defended Probation breaches. NPS v GD (Woolwich Crown Court), NPS v CW (Wood Green Crown Court) and NPS v KP (Luton Crown Court).




Represented the Nursing and Midwifery Council over a five-day hearing where a nurse was alleged to have: dishonestly failed to disclose to her employer that she had been dismissed from a previous employer; did not provide appropriate care to a resident; did not provide appropriate wound management to a second resident; left a medication trolley unlocked and unattended and did not complete a third resident’s care plan adequately. The Panel found the majority of the elements proved and the nurse received a suspension order.


Represented the Nursing and Midwifery Council over a three-day hearing where a nurse was alleged to have: failed to remain, on one or more occasions, in attendance with a resident whilst that resident was on escorted community leave and upon returning to the ward failed to search the resident. The Panel found the charges proved and the nurse received a conditions of practice order.


Represented the Nursing and Midwifery Council over a two-day hearing where a nurse admitted to administering the wrong medication, tore a page from the controlled drugs register dishonestly and checked out medication without the presence of a second nurse. The nurse received a conditions of practice order.


Magistrates Court

R v BP and NG (Hastings)

Successful acquittal of a youth charged with two charges of common assault in a two handed case. The case involved two sisters who were accused of assaulting two school girls. The older sister was a parent collecting her child from school. Claire represented the younger sister and made a successful submission of no case to answer in relation to one of the charges and her client was successfully acquitted of the second charge.

R v RA (Uxbridge)

Successfully defended a care assistant charged with two charges of common assault against two elderly disabled residents of a care home.

R v JW (Bexley)

Successful acquittal of a client who had attended an 18th Birthday party with his friends and whilst waiting for a taxi home was alleged to have resisted or obstructed a constable in the execution of his duty.

R v BM (Romford)

Successfully defended a client charged with taking a vehicle without consent.

R v EY (Wimbledon)

Successfully defended a client charged with common assault and criminal damage in a neighbour dispute.



Outside of work, Claire enjoys horse riding and yoga and is currently training to become a Strala Yoga Guide.

Claire also volunteers to mentor and Judge schools participating in the Bar Mock Trial Competition. Additionally, she participates in events and advocacy weekends arranged by Lincoln’s Inn for students. 



Criminal Bar Association


James Dick appointed as Rape List Counsel
Congratulations to Jim Dick on his successful application to join the Rape and Serious Sexual Abuse Panel Counsel list. Chambers are delighted to see a valuable addition to the strong team of Rape List Counsel at 9KBW.

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Julian Jones and John Ojakovoh appointed as Serious Fraud Office Panel Counsel
Chambers are delighted to announce that following their successful applications, Julian Jones has joined panel A and John Ojakovoh Panel B of SFO External Counsel. Many congratulations to both of them.

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9 KBW OIC Roadshow and Mock Trials feature in The Times
Chambers highly successful Roadshow and Mock Trial programme was featured in an article by “The Brief” on August 9th 2017. The article outlined the growth of the Roadshow from birth to present day and showcased the work our tireless team undertake in the training of police Officers.

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John Ojakovoh instructed in cyber crime case
John Ojakovoh has been instructed to prosecute in R v Esteves at Blackfriars Crown Court

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Tom Aitken joins the 9KBW Team
Chambers are delighted to announce that, from August 7th 2017, Tom Aitken will be joining 9KBW as a tenant following his third six Pupillage with us.

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