Clara’s practice covers all aspects of anti-social behaviour under Part I of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. Clara undertook a secondment at a large local authority where she regularly dealt with anti-social behaviour and gang injunctions, committals applications, public law defences, discrimination and legal capacity issues.
Clara represents both claimants and defendants in all areas of housing law. She has experience of possession claims, homelessness, succession, assignment, unlawful eviction, subletting, disrepair, warrant suspensions, bedroom tax, injunctions, discrimination and public law defences. Clara currently provides Court of Appeal case summaries for Housing Law Week.
Clara accepts instructions from both social and private landlords and tenants in all matters relating to commercial and residential property. She has dealt with cases involving contractual tenancies, tenancy deposits, trusts and guardianship, leasehold forfeiture, boundary disputes and party walls. She also has experience of dealing with the transfer of freehold and leasehold properties, assents, statutory declarations, trusts and easements in the context of relationship breakdowns and probate. Clara has advised in matters involving suspected property fraud and rectification and indemnity applications to the Land Registry.
Clara has a particular interest in public law, equality and human rights having gained a wealth of experience in these areas during her time at the Government Legal Service. At HMRC she conducted Human Rights Act analyses of new Finance Bill measures, provided legal advice on the department’s obligations under the Public Sector Equality Duty, and dealt with discrimination claims made by members of the public. She has also dealt with judicial reviews and legitimate expectation in the context of government policy and the publication of both internal and external HMRC guidance.
Clara’s experience at the Government Legal Service provides her with a strong government background. She has dealt with a range of matters in a government context, including functions and powers, government policy, statutory instruments (SIs), statutory interpretation, state aid, the four freedoms of the EU, and judicial review. She has also advised the government on information disclosure in cases involving government data sharing, trusts, domestic court orders and cross-border enforcement of foreign judgments.
Clara accepts instructions in all areas of education law, including special educational needs challenges and school admission and exclusion appeals.
Clara accepts instructions in all areas of regulatory law relating to chambers’ core practice areas. Clara has represented clients in the General Regulatory Chamber tribunal and has dealt with housing enforcement and property licensing matters. During pupillage, Clara assisted in regulatory cases involving appeals against decisions of the General Medical Council.
Wills Trusts and Probate
Clara accepts instructions in matters involving wills, trusts and probate and is keen to develop her practice in this area.
Clara is qualified to accept instructions through the Public Access scheme.