Our Team

Sean Clarke Lawyer
​​Sean Clarke LLB BA


Sean has been working at Melanie Baker Law since April 2017. Prior to this he was working for a legal publishing company. He attended Wellington College and Victoria University of Wellington. Sean practises in the area of Criminal and Family Law and has developed a wide range of experience. He offers sympathetic practical advice to his clients. Sean is a keen football player and plays at a senior level for a Wellington Club.

Fiona Theobald

Fiona Theobald

Practice Manager


Fiona is an experienced Office Manager and Legal Secretary. Prior to joining Melanie Baker Law, she was Office Manager at a medium sized law firm in Matamata for 12 years and then a Legal Secretary at the Public Defence Service. 

Fiona runs the office and organizes the allocation of meetings. She is able to assist with all enquiries at first instance. She also assists with conveyancing transactions and is our trust account administrator.

In her spare time, Fiona is a parent and enjoys a number of outdoor activities.


Isaac Hay LLB



Isaac has graduated from the University of Otago and was recently admitted to the Bar.  He is excited to grow his expertise in the areas of Criminal and Family law.


In his spare time, Isaac enjoys running and improving his barista skills. 

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Damon Baker-Fiddes

Legal Assistant


Damon joined the firm in March 2016. He provides support to the practice in terms of general administration, file management and archiving. He also maintains the firm's website and social media. Damon has a Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support.


In his spare time, Damon enjoys socialising and playing Cricket and Golf.


Zara Zafar LLB



Zara is the newest member of the Melanie Baker Law team. Zara was admitted to the bar at the end of 2021 and is enjoying starting her practice in Family, Criminal and Property Law.


Outside of Law, Zara loves spending time with family and friends, baking, going to the gym and watching movies.