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Diana Farah

Diana Farah


Phone: (02) 9291 7100

International Phone: (+61 2) 9291 7100

Location: Canberra, Sydney

Language: Arabic, French


Diana is one of Australia’s most highly respected practitioners in the areas of compensation law, motor accidents, public liability, medical negligence, dispute resolution, insurance law and litigation.

Known for her strong negotiation skills, Diana is committed to obtaining the best and most cost effective outcomes for her clients.

Diana has a wealth of experience in both plaintiff and defendant matters which brings a broad and balanced perspective to the way she conducts her cases. She is accredited as a specialist in her field by the Law Society of NSW.

Diana has conducted a number of landmark cases including Moran v Moran with proceedings in the Supreme Court culminating in the much publicised hearing in early 2000 and Nye v State of New South Wales & Ors [2003] NSWSC 1212 (16 December 2003) being the first successful suit for malicious prosecution in Australia.

By virtue of her professional standing, Diana is regularly invited to present seminars to fellow lawyers and to insurance claims officers.

“A large part of what we do as lawyers is actually negotiation. At Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers, we have some of the most experienced negotiators who know how to fight for our clients and get the best result when it matters.”

Key Professional Achievements

  • Diana has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of New South Wales.
  • She is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Diana joined Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers in July 1989 and became a partner in 1995.
  • Diana is also a qualified Mediator.
  • Listed in the Doyle’s Guide to the Australian legal Profession as a leading Plaintiff Public Liability Lawyer.
  • Diana is the Woman Lawyer of the Year for 2021 in the Woman Lawyers Association Awards. She was nominated as a finalist in the 2021 Women Lawyers Achievement Awards of NSW for Private Practice Lawyer of the Year, Mentor of the Year and Woman Lawyer of the Year. 
  • Listed in the 2021 Doyle’s Guide as a ‘Recommended’ practitioner in the area of Leading Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) NSW.

  • Diana is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law by the NSW Law Society.

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