5 Essex Court

Claire Palmer

Call 2003

Human Rights

Claire is regularly instructed in respect of claims for the Government and police where issues relating to human rights arise.

Most notably, this includes inquests and other consequential claims arising out of deaths in police and prison custody, and inquiries. Other recent cases include claims relating to the disclosure and retention of records by police forces, article 5 (Zenati) claims against the Police or CPS, and civil damages claims brought against HMG including relating to alleged conduct of HMG abroad. Claire is also regularly instructed in judicial reviews involving human rights challenges.

Claire has considerable experience dealing with cases involving a national security element including closed material procedures, and other procedures (including PII, private hearings and the anonymity and protection of witnesses).