Claire is regularly instructed in appeals before the First-Tier and Upper Tribunals of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber, and judicial review proceedings before the Administrative Court. She also appears before the Court of Appeal.
Claire often advises at the initial stages of cases in respect of applications and claims made to the Secretary of State.
She is highly experienced in representing asylum-seekers and victims of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. She has been involved in a number of test cases and obtained positive outcomes for her clients. Claire is committed to representing vulnerable clients and often acts in cases involving individuals with mental health issues and children.
She is instructed in judicial review matters challenging the SSHD’s failure to provide adequate asylum support and/or support to victims of trafficking who have received reasonable grounds or conclusive grounds decisions, as well as support for dependants.
She has an established practice in challenging as unlawful detention by the Secretary of State and in claiming damages.
Claire has considerable expertise in Article 8 ECHR / Family Immigration cases. She is experienced in providing immigration advice in care proceedings before the Family courts.
Claire regularly represents EEA nationals and their family members. She also has experience in Business Immigration.
Claire has been involved in international work, representing asylum-seekers and refugees, including children, residing in the UK’s Sovereign Base Areas (“SBAs”) in the Republic of Cyprus. In 2011 she appeared before the Appeal Court of the SBAs.
She 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 Strasbourg in 2005. She undertook internships at the International Criminal Court in the Hague in 2004 and at the NGOs Justice and Redress in London in 2003.
She also worked as a paralegal on Criminal and Terrorism cases, in particular the 21/07/2005 Terrorism Case. At the Bar she has extensive experience in Deportation and other immigration cases involving a cross-over with Crime.