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Paul O’Callaghan

Paul O’Callaghan


Phone: (02) 4032 1700

International Phone: (+61 2) 4032 1700

Location: Newcastle


Paul O’Callaghan is one of the most experienced compensation lawyers in Australia.

He is Special Counsel at Carroll & O’Dea’s Newcastle office, which has a team of 10 lawyers, including two accredited specialists in personal injury law.

Paul has been involved in several major Australian test cases, in which important issues in compensation law were resolved and court decisions were enshrined into law.

The benefit of working with Paul is not just about his technical legal skill, but also he understands what clients need when it matters: practical support, compassion and someone to make sense of the legal process.

Paul is actively involved in the local community, volunteering at a senior level for a range of roles. He has been involved with the Catholic Care Advisory Board and is a member of the Finance Council for the Maitland/Newcastle Diocese.

“The resources of Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers and the expertise of the firm’s people are second to none. I’ve worked in law for more than 40 years and, put simply, Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers has some of the best lawyers in Australia.”

Key Professional Achievements

  • Paul was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1972 and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Sydney in 1974.
  • He was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1974 and as a solicitor of the High Court in 1976.
  • In 1993, Paul was accredited as a specialist in Personal Injury Law by the Law Society of New South Wales.
  • He was also appointed as a Local and District Court Arbitrator in 1983, and acted as a CARS Assessor from 2003 to 2009. 

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