Clare leads Cavell Leitch’s business team with over 20 years of experience working with business owners.

Clare enjoys working with a business throughout its entire life cycle - from the first great idea through to growth of the business. She can help put strong governance and operational structures in place, arrange financing and ultimately assist with the sale or handover of the business.

​Clare assists her clients and their businesses with all aspects of commercial law working in a wide variety of sectors including hospitality, retail, health, industrial, manufacturing, technology, property development and franchising.

"I value the opportunity to act as a trusted advisor to all of my clients. I like to take the time to really get to know my clients, and understand their issues so that I can help them in the most effective manner."


Clare is also one of the top specialists in New Zealand in relation to retirement villages, acting for the owners and developers of many of the South Island's top quality retirement villages.

Soph and JP walking

“I have dealt with many lawyers over the years and Clare is simply one of the best. She is extremely knowledgeable, a proactive partner for my business needs, meticulously organised and extremely effective."

Simon Henry - Business Owner, Property Investor & Developer