Claire Grant

Barrister

31 Sturt Chambers

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Her story

Claire is a Barrister at 31 Sturt Chambers, and holds extensive experience as a criminal lawyer.Having been practising since 2007, and a member of the Bar Association of Queensland since 2011, Claire has experience in Queensland in both the Supreme and District Courts, as well as having appeared both as lead counsel and junior counsel in the Court of Appeal, and as junior counsel in the High Court of Australia on criminal appeals.Claire has also recently been appointed Legal Aid Queensland’s Complex Criminal Case Barrister Panel. In 2021, Claire was a finalist in the Regional Woman of The Year Award at the 2021 Women Lawyers Association of Queensland (WLAQ) Awards.

Without mentioning your job title, how would you describe what it is you do now (whether at home, work, in the community, etc.)?

Provide specialist advice to those within the community and appear in Court.

What are the first three words you think of when you hear the word ‘diversity’?

Variety, difference, inclusivity.

What do you think it will take to develop truly diverse thinking within the legal industry?

Devoting time to reflection and fostering self-awareness and expanded thinking.

What was your main driver to enter the legal industry?

I had a budding interest in the law and a motivation to provide assistance to those in my community.

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