Maria Clarke Lawyers


Maria Clarke Lawyers is a specialist law firm that prides’ itself on providing expert and solutions focussed legal advice to the sport and recreation and not-for-profit sectors.

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Maria Clarke


Maria Clarke is the founder of MCL and has over 20 years experience in sports law and the not for profit sectors. She is recognised as a leading sports lawyer in New Zealand and internationally.

Maria also contributes to the sport and recreation sector in her volunteer roles as a member of the Juridical Commission of the International Associations of Athletic Federations, the Juridical Commission of the Association of National Olympic Committees and a member of the International Olympic Committee's Sport and the Law Commission.

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Working With Us

In 2014, Maria Clarke Lawyers restructured to provide an even more specialised and focused practice for clients. All of the work is now done by Maria Clarke providing very senior level experience and expertise to our clients.

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Honors and Awards

Winner - Boutique Sports Law Firm of the Year

Corporate Livewire 2015 Legal Awards

November 2015

"The Legal Awards is a renowned awards programme created to celebrate the global law community. Each winner is picked based on merit and has shown excellence, great performance and dedication over the course of the year"...

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