Clare Sinnott

Special Counsel - Environment and Planning

Clare is a Special Counsel in our environment team.

She has extensive expertise across the range of environmental work – from obtaining and managing designations, consents and other authorisations for infrastructure, commercial and industrial clients to advising on the environmental aspects of international financing arrangements.

She also advises on public law and Public Works Act issues.

From her experience in the state sector, Clare has in-depth knowledge of how central and local government work.

Professional background


  • New Zealand (1995)


  • LLB (Hons) Victoria University
  • Masters in Public Management (with Distinction)


  • Infrastructure