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. He has developed a wide range of experience including as Counsel conducting Jury Trials and other types of hearings and achieving excellent results for clients.


Sean is a keen football player and plays at a senior level for a Wellington Club.


Isaac Hay LLB



Isaac has graduated from the University of Otago and was admitted to the Bar in 2021.  He represents clients in the criminal and family court.


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


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. She practices in the areas of Family Law, Criminal Law and assists clients with all manner of property transactions.


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


Sarah Gillies

Office Manager


Sarah is our Legal Secretary and Office Manager. She has had many years experience working in law firms throughout the Wellington area and is a qualified legal executive.

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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 with his mates, travelling, and playing Cricket and Golf.