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As a key member of the Local Government, Planning & Development team, Clare is highly specialised in all property matters relating to local government, including:

  • drafting agreements pursuant to Part 5 of the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993;
  • advising on the amendment of sealed plans;
  • compulsory acquisition of land or interests in land;
  • adverse possession applications;
  • advising on a range of issues relating to strata titles; and
  • assisting with the creation, amendment and extinguishment of easements and covenants.

She acts for local government bodies, developers and individuals.

Clare is experienced in land investigations, access issues, dedication of land, reserve roads and notations on land titles and providing advice in relation to the issues that arise within these areas.

In addition, Clare practises in a variety of areas of property and estate planning law.

Her expertise in property law matters include conveyancing, subdivisions, easements and covenants, intellectual property as well as contract preparation and advice.

Clare also assists clients with estate planning, preparation of wills, powers of attorney, enduring guardianship, probate and estate administration.

Clare has contributed to the University of Tasmania Law Review and the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute’s report on the question of a Tasmanian Charter of Rights.

Clare is a member of the Law Society of Tasmania, a member of the Law Society Property and Commercial Law Committee, Tasmanian Women Lawyers Committee and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) (Tasmanian Branch).