" I would sincerely like to thank Claire O’Donnell who made it possible for myself and my two beautiful girls to return to Australia to be with my loving parents and family, to blossom and grow with Grand Parents, Aunts and Uncles and Nephew, back home on the Gold Coast.

From the very beginning I felt comfortable with Claire. She made herself very clear with my situation, and step by step the process began.

I was totally in her hands and that for me was a big ask of myself. I’ve had to be the one who makes things happen, and now to have someone to be beside me who could speak for me was truly gift.

I remember our first step the mediation, when the first question was fired at me, she offered to speak for me to help me settle into the moment. “This alone gave me strength to answer the questions with confidence just knowing she was right beside me. Her friendly and very professional manner gave me the confidence to make the stand I knew I had to for a better life for the three of us.

It took just under 2 years to get to the final day in court, I can’t tell you how stressful it all was, but with the regular contact from Sarndra, Claire’s wonderful and patient assistant and herself, time became our friend.

They both made sure I was ready to take each step of the way, there were no surprises, or promises and Claire spoke quite frankly to me at times, which I was very grateful for.

The professionalism Claire brought to my case before the judge was truly outstanding. Her manner always composed, clearly stating the facts, and showing the possibilities for us. She knew her business and did it well.

Yes, I would highly recommend Claire O’Donnell to any woman or man in my former situation. "


" Claire O’Donnell was nothing short of amazing - Claire's professionalism and commitment to me will never be forgotten. Claire listened, advised, advocated and kept me well informed throughout the whole proceedings. She directed me when decisions weren’t clear, and helped me decide and participate when strategies were a matter of choice. Her confidence and experience put me at ease throughout a very difficult process. 

After five minutes of meeting Claire I knew - this is someone who loves what she does and does it well - not flamboyantly but consistently, all of my legal issues were being handled professionally; in a timely manner, with fairness, integrity, a sense of humour and great compassion. I could not ask for a stronger advocate and what a priceless comfort during a very challenging period of my life. "


" After having instructed a couple of lawyers prior to Claire, we had almost lost hope. Claire was the first person to not only represent us and give us some surety and hope, but the first person who genuinely believed in us and what we were saying was true. 

Not only did Claire give direction, but she thoroughly explained what the outcomes of the decisions we made could be. This enabled us to make the correct choices at the right times. 

Without Claire we don't know what may have happened to the children and where they may be now. Thankyou "

A & K White

" I engaged Claire to act as my lawyer in a recent separation. From the first time I met with Claire and our subsequent interactions, Claire was understanding, professional, practical, easy to work with and able to explain legalities in a non technical way to ensure that I understood everything. 

Claire has a very warm and caring personality. She has an extensive legal knowledge and is a person who swiftly put things into action. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Claire and can highly recommend her to future clients. "

Jo Hutchinson, Professional Speaker & Facilitator

" I will always be profoundly grateful to Claire for picking up my property settlement case at the last minute, just days before my departure from New Zealand. She helped me enormously by taking some of the stress out of an already stressful situation. I truly appreciated her kind, professional manner and with her advice and direction my ex partner and I were able to reach an agreement that we could both live with. "

Juliette H