Carolyn Dorrian

Lawyer

Founder & Principal at Dorrian & Co Lawyers

Summary

Carolyn Dorrian is the founder and principal solicitor of Dorrian & Co. Lawyers, a leading corporate and commercial legal and advisory boutique firm in Sydney and the Gold Coast. Dorrian & Co. Lawyers provides top-tier quality legal and advisory advice in a broad range of matters including immigration, contract drafting and reviews, and conveyancing and leasing (residential and commercial) at affordable fixed rates and tailored to the individual client. With 8 years experience in the immigration industry, Carolyn is expert in assisting with a wide range of visas, including former 457 work visas and Temporary Work (Skilled) visas, partner visas, permanent residency (PR), as well as more complex immigration cases. Although Carolyn is situated in Sydney, she is accustomed to advising clients who are located elsewhere.

Carolyn holds a Master of Laws in corporate commercial law, a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales. Prior to founding Dorrian & Co. Lawyers, Carolyn worked at Ashurst (previously known as Blake Dawson) in taxation law. She has also worked at a boutique corporate commercial law firm, as well as in Singapore’s courts and at Lee & Lee (a law firm founded by Mr Lee Kuan Yew, the first Prime Minister of Singapore).

She is on the board for Tara.Ed, an Australian not-for-profit organisation in India, and is on the management committee board for the Australia India Business Council NSW. She is the author of multiple outstanding publications including for Inside Small Business, and has been featured in the Sydney Morning Herald as well as on the Morning Show as a guest speaker.

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Visa specialisations
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Languages spoken
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Experience

2015
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Now
Founder & Principal

Dorrian & Co Lawyers

2012
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2015
Senior Associate, Lawyer

Barraket Stanton Lawyers

2010
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2012
Lawyer

Ashurst

2007
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2010
Investigation Officer

Office of Legal Services Commissioner

2007
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2008
Research Assistant

The Hon John Dowd AO QC

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Education

2012
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2014
Masters of Laws

The University of New South Wales

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2011
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

College of Law

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2010
Bachelor of Laws

The University of New South Wales

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2010
Bachelor of Arts

The University of New South Wales

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2005
Speech and Drama Diploma

Associate of Trinity College of London

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Dean's List of Excellence in Academic Performance

The University of New South Wales

2014

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Semi-finalist

United Nations World Human Rights Moot, South Africa

2009

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Semi-finalist

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators International Commercial Arbitration Moot

2008

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Finalist & Runner-Up

McCallum Medal Competition

2007

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Ashurst Developing Lawyers Series

Ashurst

2011

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Chapter Chair

Australia India Business Council

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Vice President

Tara.Ed

Publications
publication
Tips for Businesses to Prepare for the EOFY

2016

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Top tips for end of financial year

2016

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Budget 2016: How Tax Reform Could Help Small Businesses

2016

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Five things you must do before the EOFY

2016

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Beyond words: Understanding What you are Signing

2016

Dorrian & Co Lawyers

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Dorrian & Co Lawyers

459 New South Head Rd

Double Bay

Sydney

Australia

2028

Opening hours
Monday9am - 5pm
Tuesday9am - 5pm
Wednesday9am - 5pm
Thursday9am - 5pm
Friday9am - 5pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
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Duration: 1 hour
Price: 300 AUD
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