Clare Murphy

BA LLB, University of Otago Associate (07) 578 5033 Email Clare Murphy

Clare is an Associate of Mackenzie Elvin specialising in relationship property and family law work.  

Clare studied a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (History) at the University of Otago and completed her studies at the University of Oregon in the United States in 2009. She was with a specialist law firm in Wellington until she joined Fiona’s team at Mackenzie Elvin in 2014.  She undertakes work in all aspects of family law, including the following:

  • Relationship property
  • Care of children and domestic violence matters (both urgent and non-urgent)
  • Spousal maintenance and child support
  • Trust and estate litigation
  • Incapacity, wills and enduring powers of attorney
  • Insolvency issues (in the context of relationship property division)

Clare’s experience extends to both civil litigation and criminal law.  She represents clients in court on a regular basis.  She also acts as a lawyer for children in the Tauranga Family Court.  

With Clare, quality is assured.  Her knowledge of the law, precise drafting of documents, professionalism and articulate advocacy have earned her the respect of other professionals, clients and colleagues.

Clare works closely with the other experts at Mackenzie Elvin to ensure that the client is receiving excellent advice and representation in areas of law that interface with relationship property, including trusts and commercial property.


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