Clare Bate

Clare Bate

Year of Call 2017


Clare joined Chambers in October 2019 following successful completion of her pupillage under the supervision of Nicholas Sefton and Maria Masselis. Clare has a mixed practice and accepts a broad range of instructions in Crime, Family and Civil.


Clare accepts instructions in both private and public law work and has previously represented parents, local authorities and children in care proceedings.


Clare regularly appears in the Magistrates Court and undertakes both prosecution and defence work. Clare has also appeared in the youth court and has experience undertaking hearings in the Crown Court. Clare is a category 1 Prosecutor.

Other work

Clare has experience in appearing before the parole board and has appeared before the Special Educational Needs (SEN) First-Tier Tribunal. Clare has also appeared before The Honourable Mr Justice Cohen QC in the High Court (Family Division) during pupillage.

Career history

Prior to commencing pupillage, Clare worked as a County Court Advocate for LPC Law and Kearns, undertaking civil work on both the Northern and Chester and Wales Circuits. Whilst undertaking the BPTC, Clare also worked for BPP Legal Advice Clinic and delivered presentations as part of the StreetLaw Project.


BPP University (BPTC) Very Competent

University of Leeds (LLB Hons) Upper Class Second


Broadway House Chambers Plea in Mitigation Competition – 1st place

Park Square Chambers (BPP University) Family Law – highest mark in cohort


The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn.






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