5 Essex Court

Claire Palmer

Call 2003

Professional Discipline & Regulatory

Claire has significant experience of advising in respect of disciplinary proceedings in an employment context from both the employee and employer position and has a good knowledge of police misconduct procedures. She has experience of judicial review proceedings in the Sovereign Base Area in Cyprus relating to the relevant police misconduct procedures and their application.

Claire was instructed on a direct access basis to defend proceedings brought by the BSB in a prosecution of a barrister for an offence of dishonesty. The case involved issues of disability and mental health and which culminated in the BSB offering no evidence after a Directions Hearing. The BSB were ordered to pay a costs award to the barrister in excess of £9,000. Claire has also acted on a pro bono basis in a COIC hearing representing a student facing allegations of cheating.

Claire is a member of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers.