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.
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).
NMC v P
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.
NMC v B
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.
NMC v T
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.
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