66A Phyllis Ashton Circuit, Gungahlin ACT 2912
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- Collaborative Practice
- Conflict Coaching
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Conflict Resolution
- 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
- Independent Childrens Lawyer (ICL)/Child Representative Training
- Conflict Coach Training
- Collaborative Law Training
- Family Violence Cross Examination Training
- Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Training
- Property Pilot Mediation Training
- Early Intervention Mediation Training
- Litigation Intervention Mediation Training
- Feminine & Masculine Energetics
- Plum Village Retreat (Thich Nhat Hanh's monastery)
- Reconciliation Training (PV)
Claire Naidu is a Consultant with a background in law, mediation, and resolution. She is passionate about working with with those simply ready to to enjoy life more.
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Claire is innately skilled in gaining clarity and she works with her clients to reshape complexity in a way such that the path forward becomes clearer.
Claire has assisted thousands of clients and her strength is in her understanding of the complexities, decision-making, analysing issues, and resolution. She has compassion and understanding.
Claire is a Consultant, Resolution Practitioner, Mediator, and Lawyer. She has also trained in mindfulness, reconciliation, mentoring for mediators, coaching, collaboration and more. She empowers presence in the now and clarity about the future.
Her peers, colleagues and clients know about Claire's discernment of key issues, ability to translate complex issues, and transforming conflict, limitations, and problems.
Claire has mentored leaders, practitioners, mediators, professionals and entrepreneurs and she enjoys asking questions and sharing insight, wisdom and clarity.
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. She has also been a Telstra Business Awards Finalist.
She has completed three Coach programs including Conflict Resolution Coaching by Cinnie Noble. She has completed two Mentor programs. She has also completed a program on Reconciliation through Thich Nhat Hanh's Plum Village.
Claire has been awarded a Master of Laws majoring in Dispute Resolution. In addition to the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws at the Australian National University, she also completed a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice through the College of Law. She has completed Mediation training through the Bond University and is a mediator and also an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP), registered with the Attorney-General's Department. She is also an Arbitrator recognised by the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators (AIFLAM).
While undertaking studies in Geneva, Switzerland, Claire wrote a legal paper on Internally Displaced Persons in times of state based internal conflict.
Claire served on the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators (AIFLAM) and was Chair of the Members Services Committee. She is a member of the Resolution Institute and she serves on the ACT Law Society Dispute Resolution Committee. Claire is also a member of the ACT Collaborative Practice Group.
- Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, ACT Law Society
- Member, Resolution Institute (RI)
- Member, Collaborative Practice Group
- Member, ACT Law Society
- Member, Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators (AIFLAM)
- Member, Family Law Section (FLS) of the Law Council of Australia
- High Court of Australia
- Supreme Court of New South Wales
- Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory
- Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Register
- National Accreditation for Mediation
- Priceman & Carl  FamCA 316 (28 February 2017)
- Westwell and Anor & Westwell  FamCA 165 (20 March 2017)
- Boyle & Zahur  FamCAFC 154; (2 August 2017)
- Salt & Salt  FamCA 570 (1 August 2017)
- Thompsett & Keen and Anor  FamCA 421 (13 June 2017)
- Westwell and Anor & Westwell (No 2)  FamCA 362 (24 May 2017)
- Priceman & Carl (No. 2)  FamCA 317 (5 May 2017)
- Boyle & Zahur  FamCA 295 (11 May 2017)
- Paggett & Cable  FamCA 173 (17 March 2015)
- and more
- 23.2.2022 Claire becomes Chair of AIFLAM subcommittee
- 01.01.2022 Claire continues for a further two years with the ACT Law Society ADR Committee
- 02.04.2021 Reconciliation and Mindfulness Training, Plum Village
- 22.11.2019 Claire elected to Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators (AIFLAM)
- 11.9.2018 Claire invited to join the ACT Law Society ADR Committee.
- 13.01.2015 Divorce Strategies (Australian Financial Review)
- 19.06.2015 Ban on breastfeeding overturned: Judge Matthew Myers criticised for imposing own views (The Sydney Morning Herald)
Community Involvement / Contribution (current and prior)
- Assistant to the Legal Counsel for Special Olympics (2004-2006)
- Provision of pro bono advice through the Salvation Army
- Provision advice through the ACT Law Society legal Advice Bureau
- Contribution to the Boundless Canberra – the Children’s Playground Project
- Contribution to Marymead
- Contribution to Sids & Kids
- Contribution to Communities @ Work
- Panel of Mediators for the Legal Aid Office
- Panel of Mediators for the Australian Capital Territory's Magistrates Court
Outside of work
Claire loves walking with her Border Collie dog and spending time in the fresh air and out in nature. She loves the mountains, oceans, rivers and lakes.
She loves spending time with her husband, children, family and friends. When she has a moment, she also loves reading.
She played for the Gungahlin Eagles Rugby Union Womens first XV's team and Gungahlin United Football Club (GUFC). Currently she is playing for GUFC in the ACT state league competition.