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Welcome to

New Park Court Chambers

"Regarded as ‘one of the most prominent sets for crime in the North of England’."
- Legal 500 2015

Private Client

"Clients 'would strongly recommend New Park Court Chambers to anyone looking for a strong criminal or regulatory lawyer'."
- Chambers and Partners 2016

Claire Anderson 2011

2013 – Tenant at New Park Court Chambers

2012 – 2013 – Pupillage at New Park Court Chambers, under the Supervision of James Adkin

2007 – 2011 – Northumbria University- LLB Barristers Exempting: 1st Class Honours


Linda Sykes Memorial Award for Best Graduating Student ( July 2011)

Certificate of Honour, Middle Temple (July 2011)

Northumbria University Honour Roll (September 2010)

Claire Anderson became a member of Chambers in October 2013, having undertaken pupillage the previous year under the supervision of James Adkin. During her first six months of pupillage, Claire gained a breadth of experience in criminal cases, both defending and prosecuting. She was involved with a wide variety of cases including murder, rape, fraud and other offences of violence and dishonesty. During her pupillage, she was also involved in prosecuting Britain’s largest criminal case, “Operation Nacho,” where over 65 individuals were involved in an insurance fraud ring.

On behalf of Chambers, Claire has assisted in the presentation of seminars for local solicitors. For a number of years, she has also attended local schools in order to assist them in preparing for the National Mock Schools Competition. She is also a member of the Centre for Criminal and Civil Evidence at Northumbria University. She regularly attends seminars of a variety of topics, in order to develop her knowledge and understanding of more obscure areas of the law.

Areas of Practice


In crime, Claire regularly appears in the Youth, Magistrates’ and the Crown Court for both the defence and prosecution. She has represented the interests of a variety of agencies, including the CPS, the Department for Work and Pensions and the Environment Agency. Claire is a CPS Level 2 prosecutor.


Claire has appeared at the First Tier tribunal in a variety of appeals. She is also registered to represent the interests of the Secretary of State for the Home Department at Immigration Appeals.


Claire has experience of dealing with matters involving Credit Hire, Mortgage Repossession and Personal Injury. She has experience of advising clients in a variety of cases and drafting statements of case, skeleton arguments and particulars of claim.