Claire Anderson is a junior criminal practitioner, who prosecutes and defends. She is known for her thorough preparation and friendly, common sense approach to her cases.
She acts on behalf of a variety of agencies, including the Crown Prosecution Service, HMRC, the DWP, the Probation Service and the Environment Agency.
Claire has experience of being a ‘led-junior’ in a number of high-profile cases, including R v S (Prosecution junior in a six-week multi-handed trial involving sexual allegations against vulnerable women) and R v M (Defence junior in a murder/ conspiracy to commit GBH).
She has also acted as independent counsel in HMRC investigations and as a disclosure junior on numerous occasions. Claire has extensive experience of the disclosure regime in criminal cases, in particular of highly sensitive material, including those covering Covert Human Intelligence Sources.
Claire has appeared in the Youth and Magistrates’ Court although her practice is predominantly prosecuting and defending in the Crown Court. She is a CPS Level 3 prosecutor with an established Crown Court practice. She has experience in a variety of offences including dishonesty and drugs offences, to sexual offending and violent offences including GBH and murder.
Prosecuted a 3 handed conspiracy to supply Class B drugs case, that was the work of the NCA & various police forces
Successfully defended GS, who was charged with possession with intent to supply cocaine.
Prosecution junior in a multi-handed conspiracy to supply cannabis case.
Prosecution junior in a six-week multi-handed trial involving sexual allegations against vulnerable women.
Prosecution junior in a trial where numerous vulnerable women had made sexual allegations against their landlord.
Defence junior representing the interests of LM, who was charged with conspiracy to commit GBH. It was alleged that she had asked family members to assault her partner. Her partner then died as a result of the assault.
Defence junior in a long-running multi-handed case where numerous males were accused of committing various offences on young, vulnerable women.These cases were reported nationally as ‘Operation Sanctuary’. SO was acquitted of the sexual offences.