Claire Watson

Barrister (Call Date: 1991) Contact Clerk
Claire Watson

Claire has more than 30 years’ legal experience from both sides of the profession and is thus ideally placed to support lay and professional clients through the litigation process. ”

Claire has been a member of chambers since February 2003. Prior to that she was a Senior Crown Prosecutor with the CPS and spent many years as an experienced criminal barrister in London.

After joining chambers Claire’s focus moved from crime to family. Since 2015 Claire has concentrated on the representation of parents and children in predominately public law matters. Claire has an inherent sense of justice, a very matter of fact approach and quickly grasps the important issues.

Claire has particular expertise in cases involving non-accidental injury, sexual abuse and allegations of chronic neglect.

Claire deals with clients in a sympathetic, sensitive manner. She takes the time to explain matters to clients as carefully as possible in a language that they understand.

Court and tribunal experience

Family Court
Court of Appeal


LLB – 1988


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