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Olivia Mailian

Olivia Mailian


Phone: (02) 9291 7168

International Phone: (+61 2) 9291 7168

Location: Sydney

Language: Armenian


Olivia’s early professional work in journalism and public relations has set the foundation for her legal practice, which is focused on practical, cost effective strategies that are communicated clearly and effectively, which bring outstanding results for her clients.

A highly skilled litigator, she has wide ranging experience in numerous areas of law, including administrative law, costs assessment, insurance law, coronial inquiries and criminal law.

Olivia practices in both New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory and has in-depth knowledge of the applicable statutes in both jurisdictions.

She has prosecuted cases in the Federal Court of Australia, the NSW Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and District Court of NSW and the Supreme Court and Magistrates Court of the ACT.

She is briefed by individuals, government departments and a state based insurer. As such, she is able to take a practical and commercial approach to each dispute having acted for both Plaintiffs and Defendants.

Olivia strives to build good relationships both with her clients and the community at large. She currently serves as Chairperson at Maggie’s Rescue and is involved in the Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers pro-bono scheme by providing mentoring to students at Notre Dame University and indigenous youth from the inner west and undertaking pro bono work for Arts Law.

“Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers offers you legal practitioners with a diversity of backgrounds who are down to earth, generous in spirit and eager to help when it really matters.”

Key Professional Achievements

  • Commenced at Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers on 15 October 2006.
  • Obtained a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Media from Macquarie University in 2006.
  • Admitted into the Supreme Court of New South Wales on 15 February 2008.
  • Promoted to Associate in 2010.
  • Promoted to Partner in 2016.
  • Currently Chairperson of Maggies Rescue, a registered animal welfare charity.
  • Mentor at Notre Dame University
  • Member of Diverse Women in Law Australian Lawyers Alliance, Diverse Women in Law, Women Lawyers Association of NSW and the NSW Law Society.
  • Listed in the 2020 Doyle’s Guide as a ‘Recommended’ practitioner in the area of Leading Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) NSW.
    Recommended - Doyles - Accident Compensation 2020

Reported Matters (Not Exhaustive)

  • SZRB v Minister for Border Protection and Ors [2015] FCAFC 133
  • Tsoromokos v Australian Native Landscapes Pty Ltd [2018] NSWSC 321 (15 March 2018)
  • Nouf El Hajjar BHT NSW Trustee and Guardian v Georgoulopoulos [2017] NSWDC 335 (16 November 2017)
  • Gordon v Truong; Truong v Gordon (No 2) [2014] NSWCA 164 (26 May 2014)
  • Gordon v Truong; Truong v Gordon [2014] NSWCA 97 (4 April 2014)
  • Nominal Defendant v Ismail [2014] NSWCA 432 (17 December 2014)
  • Gergis v Ware [2010] NSWDC 274 (8 December 2010)
  • Murray v Ellinghaus [2009] NSWSC 391 (11 May 2009)

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