Claire joined Gilshenan and Luton in 2015. She has significant experience representing professionals such as public servants, solicitors and teachers in occupational discipline matters, including appearing in hearings before QCAT. She has a keen interest in assisting health professionals such as, doctors, nurses and other practitioners in matters brought by the Health Ombudsman or the National Board.
In criminal law, Claire acts in a diverse range of matters, with particular experience in:
In addition to acting in criminal defence matters, Claire has appeared in coronial inquests, Commissions of Inquiry and regulatory prosecutions.
Claire previously took a two-year hiatus in London where she undertook prosecutions while practising in a boutique criminal law firm that specialised in the private prosecution of individuals. She also worked as an adjudicator at the Housing Ombudsman Service, investigating and determining disputes between social housing tenants and landlords.
Claire has channelled this experience into assisting our Workplace Investigations team in conducting thorough and extensive investigations into allegations of employee misconduct.
Claire is a member of the following professional societies:
In her free time, Claire loves to travel, practice yoga and read.