Claire Anderson is a junior practitioner who has a criminal practice. She has also acted as independent counsel in HMRC investigations as well as a disclosure junior and been led in a number of high profile cases. She has an established Crown Court practice with experience in cases involving dishonesty and drugs offences, sexual offending and violent offences including GBH and murder.

Claire joined chambers in October 2013 upon the successful completion of her pupillage.

In crime, Claire regularly appears in the Youth, Magistrates’ and the Crown Court for both the defence and prosecution. She is a CPS Level 2 Prosecutor. She has represented the interests of a variety of agencies, including the Crown Prosecution Service, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills , the Department for Work and Pensions and the Environment Agency.

Claire has appeared at the First Tier tribunal in a variety of appeals. She is also registered to represent the interests of the Secretary of State for the Home Department at Immigration Appeals.

Claire has experience of dealing with matters relating to Mental Health Law and has appeared before the Mental Health Tribunal.

Practice Areas

Appointments & Memberships

  • CPS Level 3 Prosecutor

Publications & Speaking

On behalf of Chambers, Claire has assisted in the presentation of seminars for local solicitors. She is an associate lecturer at Northumbria University, teaching on the LLB and BPTC modules. She is also a member of the Centre for Criminal and Civil Evidence at Northumbria University. She regularly attends seminars of a variety of topics, in order to develop her knowledge and understanding of more obscure areas of the law. For a number of years, she has also attended local schools in order to assist them in preparing for the National Mock Schools Competition.

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