Clare Hayes

Background

Clare is a solicitor who joined Deighton Pierce Glynn in September 2017 and specialises in civil liberties and human rights. Clare has experience of bringing actions against public authorities, such as the police, social services, the Home Office and prison service; challenges to immigration detention and inquests on behalf of families bereaved as a result of failings by the state.

Clare is developing an expertise in claims arising from failures to protect and investigate, for example in connection with human trafficking and violence against women. She has a particular interest in challenging discrimination and has assisted with cases on behalf of claimants with disabilities and young people in the criminal justice system

Clare trained to be a solicitor at Bhatt Murphy and qualified in summer 2017. Prior to her training, she worked in an advocacy role at Detention Action and has a strong commitment to strategic litigation. Clare has also worked for several years in the NGO sector on criminal justice policy and has previously assisted at the Hackney Law Centre, Justice and Reprieve. She holds an LLM from the School of Oriental and African Studies in Human Rights, Conflict and Justice and is a contributor to the forthcoming “International Feminist Judgments Project”.