Claire Naidu

Partner/Principal
Mentor
Mediator
Arbitrator
Lawyer
Dispute Resolution Practitioner
Leadership Facilitator
Accred. Family Law Specialist
Conflict Resolution Coach
Mindfulness Practitioner
Speaker
Writer
Contact Details

66A Phyllis Ashton Circuit, Gungahlin  ACT  2912

Ph: 02 6109 0118

Further contact details here.

Education
  • 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
  • Leadership
  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Plum Village Retreat (Thich Nhat Hanh's monastery)
  • Reconciliation Training (PV)
Admissions
& Registers
  • 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
  • Independent Children's Lawyer/Advocate

Claire's focus is:

  • Mentoring (professionals, leaders, decision-makers, peace seekers (individuals and families))
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Law (resolution focused including reaching agreements and finalising and formalising legal agreements)

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 Naidu’s strength is in her understanding of the complexities of life, leadership, work and families, and in making changes and transitions in life.  decision-making, relationships, connection, communication,  analysis of issues, and resolution.  She has compassion and understanding.

Claire has been assisting people for decades and has worked with thousands of clients.  She is passionate about expanding her work so that more experience more of what they are seeking in their life.  She.  Her focus is foundations of peace and allowing the magic.

She began in the legal industry over eighteen years ago.  She has practised as a relationships and family lawyer and is recognised by the law society as being an Accredited Family Law Specialist.  She has trained in mindfulness, mentoring, coaching, collaboration and more.

Claire is a Mentor, Mediator, Arbitrator and Lawyer.   He work also includes leadership facilitation, mindfulness, writing, and speaking.

She serves her clients with a focus on resolving issues and gaining clarity.

Her peers, colleagues and clients know about Claire's  discernment of key issues,  her ability  to translate complex issues, and in transmuting disputes,  limitations, and problems.

She believes that a greater experience of life is always possible and that we can experience enjoyment along the way, even where difficult issues arise.

Claire has mentored a number of practitioners, professionals and leaders and enjoys sharing her 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 two Coach programs by Melanie Ann Layer, the Mentor program by Melanie Annie Layer and Conflict Resolution Coaching by Cinnie Noble.  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).

While undertaking studies in Geneva, Claire wrote a legal paper on Internally Displaced Persons in times of conflict.

Claire serves on the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators (AIFLAM) and is Chair of the Members Services Committee.  She is a member of the Resolution Institute and she services on the ACT Law Society Dispute Resolution Committee.

AIFLAM consists of a representative from each State in Australia, representatives of the Family Law Section, a representative of both the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court of Australia and the Attorney-General's Department.  This combination allows for the continued liaison for the promotion of mediation and arbitration services in family law. Claire is also a subcommittee Chair.  The Resolution Institute is a community of mediators, arbitrators, expert determiners, adjudicators, restorative justice practitioners and other dispute resolution professionals that foster the use of dispute resolution.  The Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee for the Australian Capital Territory law Society focuses on forms of resolution outside of litigation.  Claire is also a member of the ACT Collaborative Family Law Practice Group

Claire runs a Leadership program for people around the world who are wanting to connect with each other and become better leaders for themselves, their work, and the world.

Professional Affiliations
  • Member, ACT Law Society
  • Director, Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators (AIFLAM)
  • Member, Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators (AIFLAM)
  • Member, Resolution Institute (RI)
  • Member, Family Law Section (FLS) of the Law Council of Australia
  • Member, Australian Association of Collaborative Professionals (AACP)
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
  • Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, ACT Law Society

Court rolls/Admission

  • 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
Reported Judgments
News
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
Outside of work

Claire loves walking with her Border Collie dog, spending time in the fresh air out in nature and learning to play the piano.

She loves spending time with her family and friends.  And when she has a moment, she also loves reading great non-fiction and fiction books.

She is back playing team sports and currently plays for Gungahlin United Football Club's Women's Soccer (football) team and the Gungahlin Eagles Rugby Womens XV's team.