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Sydney Attorney
Dianne Retief

Phone: +61 2 9291 7100


Languages: English

With business qualifications and commercialexperience, Dianne has the expertise to provide clients with the full suite of services including setting up or restructuring companies buying and selling businesses and buying and selling property, both residential and commercial.

Dianne holds a Commerce Degree and before joining Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers, she worked for a major Australian bank for a number of years in the dispute resolution group.

Dianne assists clients to establish companies, trusts (fixed, discretionary and super funds).

Estate Planning is also in Dianne’s portfolio, including advising on, establishing and managing the full range of trusts. She assists clients with self-managed superannuation matters. She advises clients on asset protection, preparing wills, power of attorney and guardianship.

Diane has extensive experience in preparing commercial and retail leases and advising clients upon entering into the lease of retail and commercial agreements.

Areas of Practice:

  • General Commercial Law
  • Franchising
  • Tax Law
  • Asset Protection 
  • Trusts 
  • Estate Planning and Probate 
  • Leasing
  • Property

Key Professional Achievements:

  • Dianne holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Law Degree from the University of South Africa.
  • She was admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2001.
  • Dianne was awarded a Masters Degree in Taxation from the University of New South Wales in 2008 and was admitted as a Chartered Tax Adviser to the Tax Institute of Australia in 2012.
  • Since 2008, she has been a member of the Tax Institute.

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Carroll & O'Dea Lawyers

Level 18, St James Centre
111 Elizabeth Street
Sydney, New South Wales, 2000

Law Firm Contact: Selwyn Black

Tel: +61 2 9291 7100

Fax: +61 2 9221 1117



Member Since: 2014

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