Claire acts in Public Law Children cases for local authorities, guardians and parents. She also acts in complex private law cases where a 16.4 Guardian has been appointed for the child. Claire has experience of cases involving sexual abuse of children, domestic violence, non-accidental injuries where the medical evidence was complex.
Claire frequently acts for mentally-ill, vulnerable and learning-disabled clients. She is known for her direct and practical approach to cases.
Re W and B  EWCA Civ 757  2 FLR 282
Re S (Minors) (Care Order: Implementation of Care Plan)  UK HL 10(2002) 1 FLR 815
Re L (Care: Threshold Criteria)  1 FLR 2050
Cases of interest include:
Re BH where a team manager was found to have attempted to make the case social worker perjure herself
Re CP where there were NAIs to a baby. Complex medical evidence regarding brain injury and the child was returned to the mother who was exculpated from all blame.
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