Claire Physsas

Call: 2004

Specialist in

Direct Access


Claire specialises in Immigration, Public Law, Community Care, Modern Slavery and Trafficking. She is currently ranked in Legal 500 as a leading junior immigration practitioner. She has been “Recommended for trafficking cases”. She is instructed at all levels of the immigration and asylum process and in judicial review proceedings.

What the directories say

2023 Legal 500 “leading junior”

2020 Legal 500
“She is a leading junior immigration practitioner, with a particular expertise in Dublin return cases”.

2017 Legal 500
“Recommended for trafficking cases”

2016 Legal 500
“Her work includes a range of EEA matters including Dublin regulation issues”.

2015 Legal 500
“A leading junior immigration practitioner, and the clear market leader for Dublin return cases”.


LLM in Human Rights Law King’s College London 2004-2005

Bar Vocational Course Inns of Court School of Law 2003-2004

LLB King’s College London 2000-2003


Peter Duffy Scholarship awarded by Lincoln’s Inn for a ‘stage’ at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg 2005

ICC grant for an internship at the International Criminal Court in the Hague 2004

Hardwicke Scholarship Lincoln’s Inn 2003-2004

Professional Memberships

Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA)
Bar Human Rights Committee (BHRC)
Refugee Legal Group UK (RLG)
Electronic Immigration Network (EIN)

Claire has previously authored articles for Freemovement :


Greek (fluent)
French (intermediate)
Italian (basic)


Claire is ranked in Legal 500.

R (BG) v SSHD [2016] EWHC 786 (Admin) (12 April 2016)

Key questions before the High Court and Court of Appeal included whether the SSHD had erred in refusing to recognise BG as a victim of trafficking and the role of the Court in victim identification.

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29Sep 2022

One Pump Court ranked as a Leading Set in Legal 500

One Pump Courts Immigration team has been recognised again in this year’s Legal 500. 20 members across all our teams have been ranked individually.

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