Clare has experience in all areas of housing including possession claims, closure orders, disrepair, unlawful eviction, licensing, anti-social behaviour injunctions and homelessness.
Clare has participated in a secondment scheme with a London Borough Council to assist with homelessness litigation. Clare has also acted for both homeless applicants and local authorities in homeless appeals and challenges.
Clare acted for a local authority in a homelessness challenge, R (on the application of Tesfay) v Birmingham City Council  EWCA Civ 1599, where the local authority successfully defended an application for interim relief in the High Court and an application for permission to appeal and interim relief in the Court of Appeal.
Clare was junior counsel for Hammersmith & Fulham in R (on the application of Jakimaviciute) v Hammersmith & Fulham  EWCA Civ 1438;  HLR 5, a judicial review challenge to the authority’s allocation scheme heard in the Court of Appeal.
Residential and Commercial Landlord & Tenant
Clare acts for both tenants and private landlords in possession claims and related disputes. This includes both residential and business tenancies.
Clare acts and advises in leasehold disputes concerning service charges, administration charges and related matters in the county court and FTT(PC).
Clare has experience in property law including claims under Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, proprietary estoppel, constructive/resulting trusts and adverse possession.
Clare has represented both local authorities and tenants in possession claims defended on public law, Equality Act 2010 and Article 8 grounds.
Clare has acted in challenges to homelessness decisions in the county court and High Court.
Clare was junior counsel for Shelter (intervener) in the Court of Appeal and in the Supreme Court in R (on the application of JS and Others )-v- The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & Ors, Shelter and CPAG intervening  EWCA Civ 156;  H.L.R. 20;  UKSC 16;  H.L.R. 21 (benefit cap challenge).
Clare was junior counsel for Hammersmith & Fulham in R (on the application of Jakimaviciute) v Hammersmith & Fulham  EWCA Civ 1438;  H.L.R. 5, a judicial review challenge to the authority’s allocation scheme heard in the Court of Appeal.
Clare has acted as a clerk in both admission and exclusion education appeals, providing legal advice to panel members and drafting decision letters.
Community Care / Court of Protection
Clare acts and advises in care proceedings and related safeguarding issues. Clare was seconded to a local authority’s child protection legal services team for four months in 2014/2015.
Planning & Compulsory Purchase
Clare has experience in planning law cases including cases concerning planning applications, enforcement notices, rights of way and tree preservation orders.