As an associate in Cooper Grace Ward’s litigation and dispute resolution team, Claire has acted for large commercial clients as well individuals in a range of contentious matters, including contractual claims, misleading and deceptive conduct claims, trust disputes and insolvency matters.
Prior to joining Cooper Grace Ward, Claire worked in boutique firms, first in commercial property and then transitioning to litigation and insolvency. As a result of her experience, Claire takes a pragmatic and commercial approach to achieving clients’ objectives through litigation and dispute resolution procedures.
- Acting for property developers in relation to disputes arising from joint venture agreements and acquisitions of land.
- Acting for landlords in disputes arising from commercial and retail shop leases.
- Advising on misleading and deceptive conduct claims arising from business sales.
- Representing not-for-profit organisations in relation to shareholding disputes and breach of trust allegations.
- Assisting companies in financial difficulty navigate the insolvency and restructuring process.
- Advising liquidators and creditors in relation to insolvency proceedings.
- Assisting in public examinations.
Alternative dispute resolution
- Appearing at mediations and settlement conferences, including before the commencement of proceedings.
- Assisting clients achieve early resolution of disputes by way of pre-litigation negotiations and settlements.
- Solicitor – Supreme Court of Queensland, High Court of Australia
- Bachelor of Laws (Honours) – University of Queensland
- Bachelor of Arts – University of Queensland
- Member – QLS (Queensland Law Society)