BA, LLB, GDLP
Clare graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Arts in 2004 and from Latrobe University with a Bachelor of Laws in 2008. She holds a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law.
Throughout her studies, Clare was awarded the Lexus Nexus prize for outstanding achievement in first year law, and the Oxford University Press prize for the highest achiever in Jurisprudence.
Clare commenced with the firm following her admission to practice law in 2010. She is an experienced advocate, and has instructed and appeared in a broad range of criminal defence matters in the Children's, Magistrates, County and Supreme Courts. Clare has consistently had carriage of a range of summary and indictable matters, including serious assaults, serious sex offences, drug offences, property offences and fraud, in both state and commonwealth proceedings. She has experience in matters arising under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act and Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Act.
Clare has been employed as a Senior Lawyer in the Criminal Division of Victoria Legal Aid, where she assisted in coordinating the Bail and Remand court. She has held volunteer positions at the Women's Legal Service and Inner Melbourne Community Legal.
Prior to practicing law, Clare was an Associate to Her Honour Judge Lawson at the County Court of Victoria.
To make an appointment with Clare, call our Melbourne office on 8622 8200
Advice from a competent and experienced criminal lawyer before you are interviewed can and often does have a meaningful impact on the outcome of your case and in some instances, is the difference between whether your matter proceeds to court or not.