Claire Palmer > Chambers of Jason Beer QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Jason Beer QC
5 Essex Court
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Work Department

Claire specialises in employment, public /administrative, inquests, inquiries and civil claims.


She is regularly instructed by a number of government departments as well as Police forces in inquests and public inquiries and has significant experience across a broad range of civil cases.

Claire regularly appears in the Employment Tribunal, County Court and High Court. She frequently represents the Government in relation to cases with a national security element and has particular experience of the issues that arise in such cases.

Recent examples of her work include: senior junior counsel on the Undercover Policing Inquiry for the Designated Lawyers team (representing a significant number of former SDS officers); representing the Crown Prosecution Service in a substantial malicious prosecution, misfeasance in public office, and conspiracy to injure case; as counsel in discrimination claims for a police force; and a number of substantial inquests on behalf of HMPPS arising out of deaths in prison custody.

Claire is appointed to the Attorney-General’s A Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown. She is a Lead Advocacy Tutor for Lincoln’s Inn.


Called to the Bar 2003; Attorney General B Panel 2014, Attorney General A Panel 2019


Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers, Employment Lawyers Association, Employment Law Bar Association, Employment Tribunal Litigant in Person Scheme, Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine, South Eastern Circuit


University of Bristol (LLB), BPP Law School (BVC)


Rugby, Theatre, Running and Gin

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Claire Palmer5 Essex CourtExcellent and won’t miss a trick, but also a pleasure to work with.