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Adelaide Ryan

Adelaide Ryan


Phone: (02) 9291 7122

International Phone: (+61 2) 9291 7122

Location: Sydney


Adelaide has a significant legal practice and predominately assists clients, be they individuals or institutions or corporations, in estate and succession planning and property transactions.

She is experienced in providing advice across a wide range of matters such as applications to the Supreme Court of New South Wales for grant of probate or letters of administration or reseals, administering complex estates, powers of attorney, appointment of enduring guardian, superannuation, trust matters, asset protection, structuring, residential conveyancing and other general advice.

She has extensive experience including in litigated and unlitigated disputes wills and family provision claims. She is an experienced and enthusiastic user of alternative dispute resolution mechanism (when appropriate) to resolve dispute.

Adelaide provides pro bono services to a religious charity, whose purpose is to provide services for the poor and disadvantaged people, by administering deceased estates, particularly where a person has died without a will and does not have a family member to assist to administer their estate.

Adelaide hears through cochlear implants; she follows closely the issue of disability in the workplace, staying in touch with how other deaf or hard-of-hearing lawyers or professionals are going in their career and how they advocate for equal opportunity and social justice.

“We work with clients at some of the most stressful times in their lives. So we see it as an achievement when we are able to guide a client through the legal process from the start to finish in a way that is most practical, time-efficient and cost-effective.”

Key Professional Achievements

  • Adelaide commenced her employment with Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers in 2006 as Accounts Clerk and in July 2010, she joined the Business Services Division as Law Clerk specialising in Property Law, Deceased Estates and Estate Planning.
  • Adelaide obtained her law degree from the University of Technology Sydney in 2012.
  • Adelaide was admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2012.
  • Adelaide obtained her Master of Laws (Applied Law) majoring in Wills and Estates from College of Law in 2019.
  • Adelaide was appointed Senior Associate in January 2022 and Special Counsel in July 2024.

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