Claudia Maclean is the Principal Solicitor of the Centre. Claudia is responsible for the management and supervision of the Centre’s legal practice. Since joining the Centre in 2015, she has developed and expanded the practice to meet the legal needs of women in Canberra. This has included developing a family law property litigation and an early intervention Child Protection practice. She has also developed innovative pro bono relationships with top tier, mid-tier and small law firms to supplement the work of the Centre, and believes in working in partnership with other firms and organisations to deliver intensive support and value to our clients in complicated legal matters.
Claudia is the recipient of the UNSW Community Leader Scholarship and is currently completing an MBA (Social Impact) at UNSW’s Australian Graduate School of Management.
Prior to joining the Centre, Claudia was a family lawyer in private practice and has worked for a range of small and large family law private firms. Claudia has a background in family law litigation, with a particular interest in complex family law property matters, including regularly appearing in the Family Court, Federal Circuit Court and ACT Magistrates Court.
Claudia was admitted to practice in 2009, and has a BA/LLB from ANU, Masters in Applied Law (Family Law), and Grad Dip. In Legal Practice.
Claudia is a representative of the steering committee for the Family Law Pathways Network Canberra, and a committee member of the ACT Law Society’s Family Law Committee and ACT Law Society’s Pro Bono Clearing House Panel. Claudia is also currently chair of the ACT Legal Assistance Forum Child Protection Working Group, which works with stakeholder organisations to advocate for service and law reform in the ACT Care and Protection jurisdiction.