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Sydney Attorney
Paul O'Callaghan, Special Counsel

Phone: +61 2 9291 7100


Languages: English

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.

Areas of Practice:

  • Commercial litigation and dispute resolution
  • Accredited Specialists in Personal Injury Law

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.

Contact This Firm

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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