Carroll & O'Dea Lawyers elevates even dozen

The promotions round reflects the firm's focus on career development, especially for women

Carroll & O'Dea Lawyers elevates even dozen

Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers has elevated 12 lawyers in a promotions round that managing partner Hanaan Indari said reflects “how the legal profession and our practice is continuing to change and evolve in 2022.”

Several women ascended to senior roles within the firm, including new partner Emily Katheklakis.

Katheklakis commenced with Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers in 1995. She has practised in the fields of personal injury law and civil litigation for more than 25 years.

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She has advised clients in relation to complex medical negligence claims, psychological or physical injuries in the workplace, slip and falls, motor accidents, and injuries whilst in detention. She has also provided legal guidance to people who have suffered from childhood abuse.

Katheklakis has particular expertise in claims against NSW arising from child abuse, especially against the Department of Communities and Justice. She is part of the Law Society Specialist Legal Practitioners Panel For Minors And Young Adults in Civil Claims Against the State and/or Other Bodies.

She has acted for clients in mediations, settlement conferences, arbitrations and conciliations. Moreover, she has appeared before the Local Court, District Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.

The other lawyers elevated at Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers are as follows:

Special counsel

  • Tim Gauci
  • Charles Harrison
  • Nada Najjar

Senior associate

  • Yee Mei Chow
  • Alex Collie
  • Aleisha Nair


  • Sabrina Bathgate
  • Kate Flanigan
  • Gillian Kirwan
  • Cameron Lee
  • Stephanie McLuckie

Indari said that the new appointment represents “the depth of our legal expertise and underlines our commitment to supporting career development across all stages.”

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