Claire is a solicitor in our Public Law and Human Rights team. Her areas of practice involve a wide range of legal issues including advising clients in the Mental Health Tribunal, representing families during Inquest proceedings and associated public law issues.
Claire also has experience of working on cases involving unaccompanied asylum seeking minors in age disputes in the Upper Tribunal (Immigration & Asylum Chamber) and advising on the suitability of Home Office accomodation for aslyum seekers with mental health needs.
She has assisted on wider policy-related judicial review challenges including guidance in relation to Covid-19 measures and a recent judicial review against the Secretary of State for Transport’s tactile paving guidance.
Claire also has experience in bringing civil claims against public bodies and NHS Trusts for how clients have been treated during admissions to hospital.
Before joining Bindmans in 2019, Claire worked for non-governmental and international organisations such as the human rights group Liberty and the United Nations.
Education and career
- In 2013, Claire graduated from the University of East Anglia with a Law LLB (2:1)
- She graduated from University of Sussex with the Public International Law LLM (Distinction) in 2015
- In 2016, Claire worked as an intern at the United Nations’ International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia
- From 2017, she worked as a Legal advice and information volunteer at Liberty, while completing the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law
- She then worked as a Senior Immigration caseworker at a London law firm from 2017
- In 2018, she became a paralegal at another London law firm
- She joined Bindmans LLP as a paralegal in 2019 and qualified as a solicitor in September 2023
Experience and cases
- Assisting on an age dispute in the Upper Tribunal following a successful application to the Court of Appeal, read more here.
- Judicial reviews and associated civil claims concerning the use of seclusion and long term segregation of patients with learning disabilities and autism. Assisting on a potential judicial review challenge concerning visiting restrictions imposed on supported living settings during the Covid-19 pandemic
- Assisting on a judicial review against the Secretary of State for Transport’s tactile paving guidance and associated appeal proceedings, read more here.