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Matthew Forshaw

Matthew Forshaw


Phone: (02) 4258 8302

International Phone: (+61 2) 4258 8302

Location: Wollongong


Matthew has been an invaluable member of Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers’ Wollongong office since it opened in 2008. Matthew has wide experience and significant technical knowledge in compensation law.

Matthew maintains excellent relationships with clients, working side by side, keeping them closely updated and achieving great outcomes when it matters.

A local from the Illawarra area, Matthew has strong ties with the community and is committed to providing practical and reliable legal services to the people of the Illawarra.

Matthew volunteers at the Illawarra Legal Centre in Warrawong, helping clients who cannot afford representation with a variety of disputes. It helps widen his knowledge in a variety of different practice areas, as well as giving back to the community.

“I play cricket with Helensburgh, an Illawarra side, where I captain the second grade team. This gives me experience in leadership which enables me to help clients through complex legal matters and ultimately gain a positive outcome.”

Key Professional Achievements

  • Matthew graduated from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (Majoring in Politics).
  • He completed his Professional Legal Training at the College of Law in Sydney while working as a clerk at Carroll & O’Dea.
  • Carroll & O’Dea’s Matthew joined Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers in 2008 as a law clerk and was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2014.

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