Directory recommendations

Chambers & Partners and Legal500 have given Claire Matthews their highest accolade – a ‘rated individual’ recommendation each year. See below for this and previous years comments:


"Her preparation is incredible, and she's so well respected, kind and reassuring with clients." "Very tactically astute".

Legal500 state in their 2020 directory:
"Prosecutes and defends with a particulart focus on serious violent or sexual offences".


"Her commitment, tenacious attitude and hard-working approach never fail to impress". "Her preparation is second to none and her ability to read the judiciary is incredible".

Legal500 state in their 2019 directory:
"Prosecutes and defends across a wide range of serious criminal cases".


"A courageous barrister, she is prepared to fight for her client and not afraid to say what needs to be said. Her client care is amazing".


"A superb advocate, she is tenacious and she is also extremely good with clients". "Her preparation is very good, very high calibre. Any case that requires a high level of information and concentration is where she would shine". "Recommended for serious murder and sexual offence cases".


"Has a broad criminal practice, equally divided between defending and prosecuting. Her caseload includes cases concerning child abuse, firearms, drugs and mental health among many other issues."


 "She is extremely intelligent, very good with the clients and very tactically astute."


"Receives praise as a talented junior who is renowned for her client oriented approach". "A junior barrister to watch, she acted for the prosecution in R v Diane Pullar, a high profile sexual abuse case".

Legal500 state in their 2017 directory:

“Highly experienced in sexual offence cases".