Claire has practiced as a family lawyer since 2001, and has been a barrister since 2006. Her work is primarily in the care and protection, child care and family harm space. She is regularly appointed lawyer to represent children, and vulnerable subject persons. She has also been involved with the recent Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care and continues that work with the Survivor Experience Service. Claire has resided in Otautahi since the start of 2022, having moved from Waitakere, Auckland.