St. Philips Chambers
Clare Rennie


Clare Rennie began a specialist Pupillage in Crime in May 2022 under the supervision of Ben Williams.

Clare is a persuasive advocate who is regularly instructed to defend and prosecute Crown Court trials exceeding her year of call. She has represented clients at trial charged with serious offences such as sexual assault, class A drug offences and grievous bodily harm with intent. Recently Clare secured acquittal on attempted arson with intent and reckless arson despite her client being absent from proceedings. She is experienced in cross examining vulnerable witnesses as well as representing vulnerable clients. She welcomes instructions in all areas and is a Grade 2 Prosecutor. Due to her previous experience as a secondary school teacher, she has a particular interest in youth work.

In her regulatory practice, Clare receives instructions to defend and prosecute in a variety of areas. She has represented authorities in Article 2 inquests, regularly advises local councils and has represented clients in Crown Court trials.

Outside of work, Clare is an avid football fan and travels as often as she possibly can!


BPTC LLM – University of Law, Birmingham

GDL – Nottingham Trent University

BA Hons, English Literature – University of Nottingham

Appointments and Memberships

The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

Women in Criminal Law

Midland Circuit



Clare Rennie

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Clare Rennie
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