Clare became a Member of FOURTEEN in October 2023, on the successful completion of her pupillage with Chambers, which she began in October 2022. She has been practising since April 2023 and welcomes instructions in all areas of family law. During pupillage, Clare was involved in cases involving complex financial remedy, private children, including international cases, and public law children. Clare has also worked on court of protection cases.
Prior to starting pupillage, Clare worked in HM Treasury as a senior financial sanctions advisor, working on highly complex and sensitive cases. Her previous roles include working as a paralegal for the Official Solicitor (who acts for people who lack the mental capacity to act for themselves in court) and in other government departments on immigration and national security litigation.
Clare received two scholarships from Gray’s Inn, The Anthony Bessemer Clark Award and The Bacon Award, which made a career at the Bar possible. In 2015 Clare was awarded the Treasurer’s Award for excellence in the Inn as one of the director’s of the Vocalise debating programme.
Clare co-authored an article with Professor Rob George and Dr Anna Remington on the experiences of autistic parents in the family proceedings which was published in 2018 by the Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. Clare has also co-authored a chapter with Robert Ward on proscription in National Security: Law, Practice and Procedure which was published by Oxford University Press in 2020.
Clare has previously volunteered with Victim Support and Witness Service for a number of years and has supported victims of sexual assault, rape and domestic abuse cases.
LLM (Distinction), University College London
BPTC (Very Competent), City University
Graduate Diploma in Law (Commendation)
BSc Psychology (First)
The Honourable Society of Grays Inn
Family Law Bar Association
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