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Claire Powell

Associate solicitor

Claire is a associate solicitor in the international department, she is currently working on emission claim cases

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Claire is an associate solicitor in the international department, currently assisting Nicola Marshall and Martyn Day with vehicle emissions claims.

During her training contract Claire worked in the employment and discrimination department, assisting on equal pay claims, including the ASDA Supreme Court hearing in March 2021. She also gained experience with individual employment and discrimination claims; and secured public funding for a sexual assault survivor for her discrimination claim against the DWP. Her second seat was in the clinical negligence department, working on a wide range of cases, and assisting with the team’s inquest work.

Prior to joining Leigh Day, Claire was an immigration advisor at a large legal aid firm, working on asylum appeals, immigration bail and private immigration matters. She also has experience in social housing and welfare benefits law.

Outside the office, Claire is training as a Legal Observer with Black Protest Legal Support and is a member for Amnesty International and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. She has written for the Centre for Women's Justice and is a regular contributor to the Discrimination Law Association Review.

She is a member of the firm's Green Committee and has assisted the BAME Committee with a mock interview scheme for students at schools with low university attendance.

Read Claire's articles in DLA Briefings

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