Clare Dodd

  • Year of Call 1997


Clare is a dedicated barrister who is known not only for her courtroom skills but also her care when advising and drafting pleadings and other written documents. She is an all-round civil practitioner but has developed a specialist interest in cases that involve human rights. She has extensive knowledge of international law including international human rights law and international environmental law.

Clare undertakes work in inquests and inquiries, actions against the police, personal injury, immigration, unlawful detention and regulatory fields.

Clare draws on her deep knowledge of the UK criminal justice system. She has advised on a review of a border delimitation judgment of the International Court of Justice and on indigenous rights.  

Her pro bono commitments have included work for individuals facing the death penalty in the United States and elsewhere.

Clare’s practice encompasses:

- Human Rights Act and International Human Rights Law
- Inquests and Inquiries
- Actions Against the Police
- Personal Injury
- Equality Act
- Immigration & Asylum (including unlawful detention)
- Regulatory
- Public Law, Judicial Review and Public International Law
- International Environmental Law
- International Criminal Law


Claire is a member of the Inquest Lawyers Association and has appeared in a number of high-profile Inquests.



LL.B (Hons) 1996

LL.M in Human Rights, Conflict and Justice, SOAS, 2013

BVC, Inns of Court School of Law


Legal Action Group  (LAG)

Inquest Lawyers Association

Direct Access

Clare is accredited to accept work under Direct access, also known as Public access, in suitable cases. In order to instruct Clare on a Direct access basis, contact the clerks on +44 (0) 20 7242 6476 or at