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Claire Setches

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Principal Lawyer, Occupational Dust Disease Claims

Phone 03 9602 6888 Fax 03 9600 0290
Location Melbourne , Victoria
Language English

Email Claire or contact our Asbestos Consultants on 1800 555 615

Fighting and winning for people who can’t fight for themselves is one of the driving forces of Claire Setches’ approach to practice in occupational dust disease Claims litigation. It’s a task she tackles head on, with a keen awareness of the trust and faith her clients have invested in her. 

Claire represents people of all ages and backgrounds, all of whom share the unfortunate experience of having been affected by an occupational dust related illness and many of whom will have limited life expectancies. Making sure that they have confidence in the compensation process, that they feel cared for and satisfied with the results is what matters most. 

Relaxed, sensitive and down to earth, Claire is passionate about the rewards of working in an area of law which allows her to make a difference to the lives of ordinary people in difficult times and provide them with a sense of justice. 

As she says: “No other area of law highlights so clearly the difference between good and bad and the need to stand up for those who are unable to protect themselves.” 

Claire graduated from Monash University in 1997 and joined Slater and Gordon in 2001.


Career History

  • Slater and Gordon, since 2001, lawyer
  • 2000-2001 Garfield Robbins (international recruitment
  • 1999-2000Corrs Chambers Westgarth (lawyer)
  • 1997-1999 Sparke Helmore (articled clerk) 

Memberships and associations

  • Law Institute Victoria 

Professional qualifications and admissions

  • 1999 Admitted, Supreme Court of Victoria
  • 1997 Bachelor of Laws, Monash University
  • 1997 Bachelor of Arts, Monash University