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Special Counsel – Family Law (Parramatta)

  • Flexible Work Arrangements: Blend of office and remote work
  • Health and Wellbeing: Annual flu injections, health dollars & corporate massages
  • Paid annual practising certificate

About Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers

Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers is a mid-tier law firm with offices in Sydney, Parramatta, Campbelltown, Melbourne, Wollongong, and Newcastle. We specialise in providing legal services in property, commercial, litigation and dispute resolution, employment & industrial relations, and plaintiff personal injury law to a diverse range of clients including corporate, government, not-for-profit, SMEs, and individuals.

We are committed to fostering diversity within our practice and empowering our staff by offering encouragement, opportunities, and the necessary resources to continually challenge and advance their skills and career objectives.


  • Support and Development: Paid annual practising certificate, employee Assistance Program, internal learning and development programs
  • Flexible Work Arrangements: Blend of office and remote work
  • Health and Wellbeing: Annual flu injections, COD health dollars and wellbeing programs including corporate massages
  • Social Engagement: Social gatherings, sporting group and an annual Christmas gift
  • Tech and Travel: IT equipment for remote work and interstate travel opportunities

About the Role

Location: Parramatta

Employment Type: Permanent Full-Time

We are seeking a highly capable and motivated lawyer with a minimum of 4 years’ PAE to join our team in Parramatta. The role focuses on complex family law matters, including property settlements, child custody disputes and spousal maintenance. Candidates should be autonomous, initiative-driven and experienced in managing high volumes of family law files.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert legal advice and client guidance
  • Manage complex family law cases
  • Represent clients in court, mediations and settlements
  • Conduct legal research and stay updated on family law legislation
  • Mentor junior lawyers and support employees
  • Assist in business development and networking
  • Maintain accurate case files and manage billing

What We’re Looking For:

  • Current NSW Practising Certificate
  • 8 years PQE in Family Law
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong client relationship and business development skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise work and manage competing deadlines

Who You Are: 

You are passionate about family law, proactive, highly organised, well-presented and dedicated to exceptional client service. If you thrive in a growing and dynamic firm, we want to hear from you.

How to Apply:

If you’re excited about this opportunity and what we have to offer, please submit your application via SEEK. For any inquiries, please contact Nicole on 0401 646 458.

We require successful applicants to provide a satisfactory police clearance prior to commencing employment.

We actively encourage and welcome candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, candidates with a disability, members of the LGBTIQA+ community and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates to apply.

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