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.

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13 May 2020

Two “at pace” consenting processes revealed


17 March 2020

The international education sector and COVID-19


16 December 2019

Important developments in Education law

Professional background


  • 1995, New Zealand


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


  • Infrastructure