Claire graduated from the University of Tasmania with a combined degree in Science and Law in 2006. Following several years working in the finance sector, she completed her Graduate Certificate of Legal Practice and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 2010. Following her admission, she worked as Associate to the Honourable Chief Justice Blow AO, before joining a Hobart law firm, where she practised predominantly in family law, child protection, criminal law and wills and estates, routinely appearing as counsel in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, Family Court of Australia, Supreme Court of Tasmania and local Magistrates Court.
She was appointed as an investigator for the Legal Profession Board of Tasmania in 2017, before joining Douglas and Collins in January 2019. Having grown up in North-Eastern Tasmania, Claire looks forward to putting her experience to use for clients on her home soil, with a focus on civil litigation.
Claire is committed to improving access to justice and is a former director and Secretary of the Tasmanian Refugee Legal Service.
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