- LL.B (Hons)
Clarrisa joined the firm in 2007 working full time as a legal secretary while undertaking her dual degree at the Queensland University of Technology in Law and Humanities.
Clarrisa completed her dual degree of Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts in 2009. In her Bachelor of Arts degree she majored in ethics, human rights and sociology. She graduated university achieving honours for her dual degree.
Following graduation Clarrisa undertook a traineeship with Brad Beasley before being admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court in 2010 and the High Court of Australia in 2011.
Having mainly practiced in Property Law, Planning and Environment/Mining and Resumption Law including access and compensation agreements, Clarrisa has been involved in a number of rural property transactions including transfers of water licences, water allocations and road corridor permits. She also advised clients in relation to government compliance matters, particularly with the Environmental Protection Agency.
Clarrisa has negotiated on behalf of landowners with various mining and resource companies including Hancock Coal, Queensland Coking Coal, Wilton Coking Coal, Fairhill Coking Coal, Xstrata, BMA/BHP Billiton, Waratah, Powerlink, Glencore, Invictus, Acciona Energy, Cockatoo Coal, Westside and QGC/OME Resources. Clarrisa has also represented landowners affected by the proposed Adani Mining, Hancock Coal (GVK) and Aurizon rail resumptions.
She has developed experience in court matters mainly in relation to property including the Land Court and the Planning and Environment Court.
Being a current member of the Central Queensland Law Association, Clarrisa held the office of Secretary in 2011.
Clarrisa is well travelled and on weekends enjoys catching up with friends and family. She also enjoys keeping active and spending time with her German Shepherds.
Clarrisa has a keen interest in local community events and was a team leader in the Cancer Council’s Relay for Life in 2014.