Carolyn has more than 20 years’ experience assisting clients in relation to a broad range of matters, including property and strata titles, planning, employment, competition and consumer law, contracts, debt recovery and enforcement, statutory interpretation and construction.
Carolyn has always had a particular interest in property law. Her significant experience in this area has included providing advice and assistance to clients in relation to leasing matters, residential tenancy disputes, commercial tenancy disputes, easement rights, contracts of sale, caveats, mortgages, memorials and other property interests, including those arising pursuant to a constructive trust.
Her interest in property law has also led Carolyn to advise strata companies, strata managers and lot owners about their rights and obligations in relation to each other, the individual lots in the scheme and the common property, as well as assisting with the drafting, interpretation and application of by-laws. She has also represented strata companies, strata managers and lot owners in proceedings before the State Administrative Tribunal, where she has appeared as counsel.
Carolyn has also represented clients in proceedings before other Courts and Tribunals, including the Supreme Court, the Federal Court and the High Court.Carolyn prides herself in being pragmatic and outcomes focused. She understands how important it is to consider her clients commercial and other objectives and to deal with matters in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible.
Carolyn is Special Counsel in the Perth office of Bugden Allen Graham Lawyers.