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Chambers of Karim Khalil QC and Andrew Campbell Tiech QC
Drystone Chambers


Claire Matthews works across the South Eastern Circuit, with an exclusively criminal law practice. With a practice almost equally divided between prosecuting and defending, she has been instructed in cases including armed robbery, serious violence, firearms, child abuse, serious sexual offences, major drugs, and mental health cases. She is regularly instructed in criminal cases involving expert evidence, complex third party issues, and cases with a particular emphasis on infant death/serious injury/neglect.

She has also been instructed as junior counsel in cases of murder, attempted murder, manslaughter, firearms offences, serious fraud and money laundering.

She has recently both prosecuted and defended parents/guardians in murder and manslaughter cases of alleged ‘Shaken Baby Syndrome’, and has a professional interest in medico-legal evidence.


Called to the Bar 1998
LLB (Hull)


Member of Inner Temple
South Eastern Circuit (Secretary of the South Eastern Circuit Liaison Committee)
Criminal Bar Association
Junior Representative for the Cambridge & Peterborough Bar Mess
Grade 4 prosecutor and on the CPS panel of approved counsel for Rape cases


Colchester County High School for Girls; University of Hull (LLB 2(1)); Inns of Court School of Law (BVC (Very Competent)).

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Claire Matthews

Drystone Chambers

Prosecutes and defends with a particulart focus on serious violent or sexual offences.