Led junior in a case on whether a competent child has the right to give evidence in relation to welfare issues concerning himself
Claire is an experienced family law practitioner and is a member of the Family@30 and Public@30 teams. In the main, she is instructed by Local Authorities in all types of complex cases, including those involving serious allegations of physical and sexual abuse. In addition, she has a wealth of experience of representing parents, interveners, guardians, foster carers and prospective adopters.
She has undertaken cases in her own right in the High Court and the Court of Appeal and has appeared in cases where other parties are represented by Queens Counsel.
Claire also practices in the field of Education Law. She has represented Local Education Authorities, parents and learners at tribunals relating the admissions and Special Educational Needs. She is also able to advise in respect of all matters relating to the duties and functions of schools and LEAs including judicial review.
Claire is also a fluent Welsh speaker and can conduct cases through the medium of Welsh.
‘A clear analytical thinker, who is always prepared and responds robustly to unusual issues'Legal 500 2016