Claire enjoys the challenge of providing practical and timely IP advice tailored to the commercial needs of each client

Claire has over 10 years’ experience as a lawyer, with experience across all aspects of IP law disputes and transactions. Praised for being highly responsive with great attention to detail, she represents local and international clients from a broad range of industries, including biotechnology, resources & mining, building & construction, software & ICT, and manufacturing.

Claire has particular experience in patent oppositions and litigation in the Federal Court of Australia, including matters involving allegations of patent, trade mark, copyright and design infringement, misleading and deceptive conduct, passing off and breach of confidential information. Claire also has commercial experience assisting with the negotiation and preparation of agreements related to IP transactions, such as confidentiality agreements, manufacturing and distribution agreements, research and collaboration agreements, assignments and licences.

With qualifications in both science and law, Claire’s legal experience before joining Griffith Hack included working as an Associate to the Honourable Justice Susan Crennan in both the Federal Court and High Courts of Australia.

Claire is active in the start-up community, and a member of IPSANZ (WA Committee member from 2011-12, 2017) and AusBiotech (current National Committee member, IP Panel).


  • Bachelor of Laws - University of Notre Dame Australia
  • Bachelor of Science (Microbiology) - University of Western Australia
  • Master of Intellectual Property Law - University of Melbourne