Claire Thorne

Barrister (Call Date: 2002) email
Claire Thorne

Claire regularly deals with complex cases involving non-accidental injury, sexual abuse, domestic violence and parental alienation.

Claire is used to representing a wide range of clients from vulnerable adults with learning difficulties or mental health or psychological difficulties, professional guardians and social workers. Claire can put the clients at ease and ensure their voice is heard whilst giving robust and practical advice.

Previously, as a solicitor, she was a partner in a firm in South East Essex and the head and supervisor of the family department. Claire was an accredited member of the Law Society’s Children Panel and also a member of Resolution, Grandparents Association and the Association of Lawyers for Children.

Court and tribunal experience

Magistrates Courts, County Courts, High Court

Qualifications / Education

LLB (Hons): July 2001
Called to the Bar: July 2002
Qualified as a solicitor: June 2008


“You have gone above and beyond for this client and this should be recognised and congratulated. You really have been a superstar, and this client was lucky to have you representing her.” – Instructing Solicitor, November 2023