5 Essex Court

Claire Palmer

Call 2003


Education & Qualifications

2003 Called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn

2003 BPP Law School, Bar Vocational Course

2002 University of Bristol, LLB (Hons)


2020 Appointed a Deputy District Judge on the South Eastern Circuit

2014 Appointed to the Attorney-General’s B Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown

2009 Appointed to the Attorney-General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown

Claire was formerly on the London Board of Crimestoppers working alongside the Metropolitan Police and currently chairs her local Police SNT Ward Panel. She is actively involved in the City of London and a trustee of two charities.


Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

Employment Lawyers Association

Employment Law Bar Association

South Eastern Circuit

Lectures / Training

Claire regularly gives lectures on topics including harassment, tactical approaches to employment litigation and managing performance at work.

Claire is an accredited advocacy trainer (Lead Tutor) for Lincoln’s Inn and an approved pupil supervisor.