Claudia Maclean is the Principal Solicitor at the Women’s Legal Centre ACT, a specialist legal service based in Canberra providing legal and non-legal support to Canberra’s most vulnerable women.
Since 2008, Claudia has worked mostly in family law. From working in the largest family law firm in Canberra, to being Principal Solicitor of the Women’s Legal Centre ACT for nearly 5 years, Claudia has managed the most complex property and children’s matters.
Merging the strengths of the private and community sector, Claudia is passionate about trauma-informed family law practice, and improving legal services design.
Claudia has a Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Laws from ANU and a Masters in Applied Law (Family Law). Claudia was awarded the UNSW Community Leader Scholarship for her commitment to innovative legal service delivery design, and is currently completing an MBA (Social Impact) at UNSW’s Australian Graduate School of Management.
Claudia is a representative of the Family Law Pathways Network Canberra, and committee member of the ACT Law Society’s Pro Bono Clearing House Panel, and former committee member of the ACT Law Society’s Family Law Committee . Claudia has appeared in the ACT Legislative Assembly, on WIN News, the Canberra Times, guest lectured at UC and consulted the Attorney’s General’s Department about family law reform.
Claudia established the complex property litigation practice at the Women’s Legal Centre, forging the KPMG forensic accounting partnership for women experiencing financial abuse, and the ‘Accidental Director’ Taskforce: a specialist unit of family lawyers, commercial lawyers, accountants and financial counsellors to combat women experiencing financial abuse through small business directorships.