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Evelyn Garnett

Evelyn Garnett Associate

Email: egarnett@codea.com.au

Phone: 02) 4258 8305

International Phone: (+61 2) 4258 8305

Location: Wollongong


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Evelyn is bringing up her family in the Southern Highlands of NSW and manages a busy practice in Wollongong, one of Carroll & O’Dea’s four regional offices.

Evelyn is a compassionate, hardworking and efficient solicitor with a down-to-earth and friendly approach. She strives to find solutions to problems and achieve excellent outcomes for clients in a timely and cost effective manner.

Evelyn runs a large number of litigation matters, including workers’ compensation, work injury damages, medical negligence, public liability and superannuation disputes. Evelyn undertakes family law matters.

Evelyn acted for Garry Nye in his claim for damages for malicious prosecution for murder. Mr Nye won the highest amount of exemplary damages that had ever been awarded for malicious prosecution in Australia [Nye v State of New South Wales & Ors [2003] NSWSC1212]. Judgment was delivered after 70 days of hearing.

“I am passionate about justice and working in Wollongong enables me to help people who need it most.”

Key Professional Achievements

  • Evelyn first joined Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers in 2002 in the Sydney headquarters.
  • From 2005 to 2013 Evelyn was employed by a Sydney based legal costing firm as a costs consultant, where she gained significant legal costing experience, before returning to Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers in 2013.
  • Evelyn is a member of the Wollongong & District Law Society and the Southern Tablelands Law Society. Evelyn is available to see clients in Wollongong, Moss Vale and Nowra.
  • Evelyn obtained her Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Sydney, Nepean in 2001 and was admitted as a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2001. Evelyn obtained a Master of Applied Law (Family Law) degree from the College of Law in 2016.

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