Gillian Weir joined Claro’s Auckland office in February 2021. She graduated BA/LLB in 1996 and practised for more than a decade as an employment lawyer and commercial litigator at large firms in London (Eversheds) and Auckland (DLA Piper). Having decided to shift her focus to health law, Gillian graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Bioethics and Health Law (with Distinction) from the University of Otago in 2018.
Michael Finucane joined Claro in May 2021 as a Solicitor. Michael initially worked in the commercial team of a major Auckland law firm before taking on a role within the Office of Legal Counsel at the Ministry of Justice. Michael’s practice includes health sector advice, commercial law and contracting, public law, and the management of investigations by regulators including the Health and Disability Commissioner. Michael is based at Claro’s Auckland office
Andrea Lane has been promoted to Senior Associate at Claro. Andrea is a trained radiographer and started at Claro in 2018. In 2019, she was awarded the University of Edinburgh McLagan Price for the best graduate in the LLM in Medical Law and Ethics programme. Andrea is based in Claro’s Christchurch office and advises on a wide range of health sector issues including professional discipline, coronial inquiries, Health Disability Commissioner investigations and ACC.