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 Law 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.
Clarrisa mainly practises in:
Clarrisa has also been involved in a number of rural property transactions including transfers of water licences, water allocations and road corridor permits. She has advised her clients in relation to government compliance matters, particularly with the Environmental Protection Agency.
Clarrisa negotiates 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 and affected by the proposed Adani Mining, Hancock Coal (GVK) and Aurizon rail resumptions.
She has developed experience in court matters in relation to property including the Land Court and the Planning and Environment Court and is working in relation to energy projects including wind and solar.
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.