Before coming to the bar, Clare spent a year as legal officer in the cross-parliamentary office of Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC working on the reform of human rights, constitutional and media law.
She worked on a range of legislative and policy issues, including the passage of the Investigatory Powers Act and the Burns Commission on the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Clare was recently awarded the Lincoln’s Inn scholarship to spend three months at the European Court of Human Rights as a stagiaire in the UK division of the Court. Clare has volunteered for a variety of pro bono projects, including as a lay representative for the City-Matrix School Exclusions Project and the Free Representation Unit.
Clare completed her Master’s in Human Rights at the London School of Economics in 2014. She achieved the highest exam marks in the year for both the LLM European and UK Human Rights Law modules and won the departmental prize for her dissertation on state immunity law.
In 2017 - 2018 Clare taught public law as a teaching fellow at University College London. Prior to converting to law, Clare worked on the Carter Center’s 2013 election observation mission to Kenya, as a political trainee with the European Union External Action Service in Myanmar, and as a fundraiser with Reprieve and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women.