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Claire Whittle

Our interactions with Claire are always positive and the work she does is to a high standard.
Administrative & Public Law, Chambers 2024
Claire Whittle is a regulatory and public lawyer who advises on a wide range of advisory and contentious matters. Claire has over 12 years’ experience and is recognised in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 for administrative and public law and professional discipline. 
Claire’s practice includes judicial review, public inquiries, equalities and human rights, freedom of information and public procurement. 

Claire has experience of advising public, private and third sector clients on a variety of public law issues including consultation and the lawfulness of decision making, and bringing and defending related challenges via judicial review, statutory appeal and under equalities and human rights law. She has extensive experience of advising on the application of regulatory regimes, including registration, compliance, enforcement and related legal challenges, and particular experience of advising clients subject to more than one regulatory regime. 

Claire has acted for clients (including core participants and witnesses) in relation to the COVID-19 Inquiry, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, the Infected Blood Inquiry, the Grenfell Inquiry and the Leveson Inquiry into phone hacking.

Claire has advised public, private and third sector clients on compliance with the public procurement regime, engagement in public procurement processes and bringing and defending legal challenges. 

Claire’s practice covers a range of sectors including consumer goods, food and retail; education; energy and natural resources; healthcare; infrastructure, construction and transport; local government; media, sport and entertainment; and technology.
Professional QualificationsSolicitor-Advocate in England and Wales
  • BPP Law School, Legal Practice Course, 2008
  • Oxford University, BA (Hons), Jurisprudence (Law), 2007

Prior Experience

  • 2015 to 2023, Partner (2022) and Head of Public & Regulatory Department, London based national law firm.
  • 2009 to 2014, Trainee solicitor and associate, London based international law firm.

Additional Information

  • Claire’s recent pro bono work includes providing equalities law training to LGBTQ and disability charities.
  • Claire is a member of DLA’s social mobility network and has been actively involved in social mobility initiatives since university.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of the Public Law Solicitors Association
  • Member of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers