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Accredited Family Law Specialist + Arbitrator + Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner + Mediator + CONFLICT MANAGEMENT COACH
(Telstra ACT Business Women’s Awards Finalist 2015, ACT Young Businesswoman of the Year 2013 Winner, Winner of the Samson Prize for best International Commercial Dispute Resolution)
Claire has been awarded a Master of Laws majoring in Dispute Resolution. She has also completed a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws at the Australian National University. She has completed Mediation through the Bond University. She is a mediator and also an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP).
Claire holds Specialist Accreditation in Family Law and is recognised as an Accredited Family Law Specialist.
In 2013, Claire Naidu won the ACT Young Business Woman of the Year and her business, Claire Naidu & Co, was awarded the 3rd Best Law Firm in Australian in 2014.
Qualifications & Accreditation
- Master of Laws (LLM)
- Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
- Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Management) (B Com)
- Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Grad Dip Legal Practice)
- Mediation Accreditation
- Arbitration Accreditation
- Family Law Accredited Specialist
- Conflict Coach
- Independent Childrens Lawyer (ICL)/Child Representative
- On the Register of Practitioners for the High Court of Australia
- Admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales
- Registed as a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory
- Member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
- Member of Canberra Women in Business
- Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory
- Member of the Resolution Institute
- Member AIFLAM
Contributions to the Improving Outcomes for those involved in family law matters
Claire is on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee at the ACT Law Society. She is also a member of the ACT Collaborative Family Law Practice Group. She is a member of the Family Law Professional Development Group with the Resolution Institute.
She is also on the Panel of Solicitors at the ACT Legal Aid Office and Legal Aid Office NSW.
Claire contributes in a number of ways including to the Salvation Army, Communities @ Work, Womens Legal Service and at the ACT Law Society Legal Advice Bureau. She also contributed to Boundless Canberra – the Children’s Playground Project, Marymead, and Sids & Kids.
Outside of work, Claire enjoys family time, kicking a soccer ball around, and playing team sports. She is an accredited Football Australia (soccer) referee and an accredited Touch Football referee.
Mariah is part of the Claire Naidu & Co team as a Family Lawyer.
Mariah completed a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) at the Australian National University. She then continued her studies at the Australian National University and completed a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.
Mariah is passionate about helping people in family law and assisting her clients explore cost effective options. You can be confident that she will walk you through the process and support you in your family law journey, whilst providing practical and realistic legal advice.
She has excellent client service skills from her prior work experience and legal placements.
She is reliable, trustworthy and the person you want on your team to help you through your family law matter.
Clients have said the following about Mariah:
“Thank you for your dedication to me”.
“I appreciate everything you have done”.
“You have been incredibly helpful”.
Mariah has a particular interest in family violence matters, and she has undertaken further training in family violence and supporting people who are impacted by family violence.
Mariah is registered as a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory and she is on the Register of of Practitioners for the High Court of Australia. She is a member of the Australian Capital Territory Law Society.
Mariah has volunteered her time as a mentor in the University of Canberra and ANU Women in Law Mentoring programs.
Outside of work, Mariah loves spending time with her family and friends, baking and travelling.
Marnie is our Assistant.
She assists with providing client service, business applications and technology.
She enjoys being part of our resolution-focused business.
Outside of work, Marnie enjoys team sport and travel.