Claire has significant experience of trafficking cases. She is currently being led by Parosha Chandran of One Pump Court in a case involving the return of a victim of trafficking to a Dublin state in which the Court of Appeal has granted permission to appeal and will be reviewing the role of the High Court in trafficking challenges.
Claire has considerable expertise in asylum cases and challenges under the Dublin Regulations. She has appeared in a number of reported cases including test cases.
In 2015 she was involved in a test case concerning returns to Cyprus under the Dublin Regulations, led by Stephen Knafler QC. In the same year she acted in a case concerning returns to Malta under the Dublin Regulations, led by Hugh Southey QC.
Claire has extensive experience of Sri Lankan Tamil asylum claims.
Claire is committed to representing vulnerable individuals and often acts in cases involving clients with mental health issues and children.
She has been involved in representing asylum-seekers and refugees, including children, residing in the UK’s sovereign base area in Cyprus.
Claire has a background in human rights law, having worked at the European Court of Human Rights, human rights organisations and the International Criminal Court. Prior to practising at the bar, she also worked as a paralegal on terrorism cases and has experience in cases involving a cross-over with Crime.