Claire Scannell


LLB/BA, University of Otago Admitted as Barrister and Solicitor (2011)

Specialist practice areas

  • Family Law
  • Personal Property Rights
  • Relationship Property


Claire grew up on a farm near Timaru before moving to Dunedin to study at the University of Otago. Claire worked as a Solicitor at a Community Law Centre before joining the Family Team at Bannister and von Dadelszen. Claire provides advice on family matters during a weekly volunteer clinic at the Hawke’s Bay Community Law Centre. Claire’s passion for family law was sparked during her university studies and she is committed to assisting families through any issues they may have around care of children or domestic violence issues. Outside of work, Claire is a volunteer for Make-A-Wish New Zealand, where she gets to see great joy in helping children with life threatening illnesses obtain their one true wish.

Claire is currently on maternity leave.