Claire is instructed before the First-Tier and Upper Tribunals of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber, the Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal. She also often advises at the initial stages of cases in respect of applications made to the Secretary of State.
She has significant experience of Trafficking and Asylum cases. She has appeared in a number of reported cases including test cases. Claire is committed to representing vulnerable individuals and often acts in cases involving clients with mental health issues and unaccompanied minors.
She has extensive experience in unlawful detention cases.
Claire regularly represents EEA nationals and their family members and also has experience in Family and Business Immigration.
She has been involved in international work, representing asylum-seekers and refugees, including children, residing in the UK’s Sovereign Base Area in Cyprus.
Claire has an extensive background in human rights law. Prior to practising at the Bar, she completed a ‘stage’ at the European Court of Human Rights in 2005. She undertook internships at the International Criminal Court in 2004 and Justice and Redress in 2003.
She also worked as a paralegal on Criminal and Terrorism cases, in particular the 21/07/2005 Terrorism Case. She has particular experience in Deportation and other immigration cases involving a cross-over with Crime.