Claire graduated with a BCom from Otago University and a LLB (First Class Honours) from Waikato University in 2012. While completing her law degree, Claire was inducted as a member of Golden Key International Honours Society, the world's largest collegiate honour society, for being in the top 15 per cent of students across all fields of study.
Claire joined McVeagh Fleming in May 2016. Prior to McVeagh Fleming, Claire was a prosecutor at the Auckland Crown Law Office. Claire is able to utilise her eye for detail and investigative skills reviewing documents and preparing cases. Given her previous exposure in the District and High Courts on various matters, she is able to confidently represent clients if a matter goes to Court. Claire is cognisant of the cost of litigation and with this in mind, takes a pragmatic approach to providing advice. She is personable to deal with and genuinely cares about achieving the best results for her clients.
In her spare time, Claire enjoys the outdoors and is a sports enthusiast. Claire has represented Waikato/Bay of Plenty and competed nationally in four sporting codes. Claire is a devoted supporter of the Chiefs, All Blacks, Warriors, Blackcaps and the Breakers and enjoys travelling the length of New Zealand to support them. She is currently training for the World Masters Games 2017 in swimming, which is her preferred individual sport.
BCom, Otago University
LLB (First Class Hons), Waikato University 2012
Litigation and Disputes Resolution