I first joined Hodge Jones and Allen in 2007 as a trainee solicitor. I qualified in 2009 and worked as a solicitor in the Civil Liberties, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence departments between 2009 and 2011. My caseload focused on civil actions against the police, Human Rights Act claims, Inquests, personal injury claims and assisting with high value clinical negligence claims.
I returned to Hodge Jones and Allen in 2014 and now practice as a solicitor in the Civil Liberties department. I assist Jocelyn Cockburn with her cases and work primarily on civil actions against the police and other detaining authorities and representing bereaved families at Inquests following deaths in state custody.
I also assist in claims arising out of the death of military personnel, and act for individuals whose health has been adversely affected by air pollution.
College of Law, LPC, 2006 – 2007
University of Westminster, part time GDL in Law, 2004 – 2006
University of Nottingham, LL.M. in Human Rights Law, 2002 – 2003
University of Nottingham, BA History, 1997 – 2000
Solicitor / Legal Assistant, Hodges Jones & Allen, July 2014 – Present
Solicitor, Hodge Jones & Allen, September 2009 – 2011
Trainee Solicitor, Hodge Jones & Allen, 2007 – 2009
Legal Researcher, Kurdish Human Rights Project, 2004 – 2006
“Would just like to say thank you so much for everything Hodge Jones and Allen [Claire] have done for my family over the last 8 months or so. The service has been nothing but professional and outstanding.”
Last week the Chief Inspector of Prisons, Peter Clarke, called on Justice Secretary Liz Truss to "get a grip" on the backlog of prison inmates being held beyond their sentence, saying it was "completely unjust" that offenders serving Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) terms were languishing in jail.