Clare Algar Executive Director of Reprieve

As Executive Director, Clare manages all aspects of Reprieve's work and co-ordinates certain litigation.

Clare worked as a litigator in a commercial law firm for eight years, where she was made partner at the age of 28 and led significant pieces of civil litigation.

Clare read law at Cambridge University (Gonville & Caius College) and has an MA and an LLM (Queen Mary’s College, London) in law.

After graduating, she spent nine months with the Louisiana Crisis Assistance Center, where she gathered evidence in support of a suit against the State of Mississippi, requiring it to provide legal representation for those on its death row. Clare then trained as a lawyer in England and qualified in 2000.

Clare co-ordinates European civil litigation at Reprieve and uses her significant commercial law experience in liaising with key partners to garner pro bono assistance