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Zara Ali is a valued member of Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers’ Compensation Law team. Zara is based in the firm’s Melbourne office.

Zara’s commitment to social justice and helping others has driven her career choices. She has a background in community law and personal injury litigation, particularly in the area of abuse law, which Zara has spent several years working exclusively within. She has a particular interest in, and understanding of, the complexities of psychological injuries.

Zara represents both plaintiffs and defendants across a range of personal injury matters, including historical institutional abuse, public liability and workers compensation matters.

“I understand that the legal system can be complex and difficult to navigate. I approach claims with empathy and understanding and aim to provide practical advice to clients, with the goal of achieving successful outcomes tailored to their individual needs and priorities, whilst also facilitating a sense of empowerment and closure”.

Key Professional Achievements

  • Zara graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Sociology and Philosophy) from Deakin University in 2019.
  • She obtained a Diploma of Legal Practice from the Leo Cussen Centre for Law in 2019.
  • She was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2019.
  • Zara joined Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers in 2024.