Elmi Carlean


D   08 9220 0444
E   ecarlean@francisburt.com.au

Year of election to the Bar:
2015

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Areas of practice

Civil

Arbitration and mediation
Arbitrators and mediators

Commercial
Bankruptcy
Competition
Consumer protection law
Contractual disputes
Corporate insolvency
Corporations law
Insurance
Landlord and tenant
Mining and resources
Partnership disputes
Professional liability
Restraint of trade
Superannuation
Transport law – admiralty/aviation/maritime  
Trusts  

Industrial and employment
Discrimination
Employment contracts and restraint of trade
Industrial disputes and statutory employment rights  
Public sector appeals
Workplace health and safety

Personal injuries
Insurance – disability claims
Judicial review – motor accidents
Judicial review – workers compensation
Motor vehicles
Work injury damages
Workers' compensation

Tax and revenue
Capital gains tax
Goods and services tax
Income tax
Payroll tax
Stamp duty and other state taxes

Torts
Negligence
Professional negligence
 

Criminal

Coronial inquests

Regulatory offences
Workplace health and safety
Environmental and planning offences
 

Family

Arbitration and collaboration
Child support


Family & de facto
Property, spousal-maintenance & financial
Child-related proceedings
Financial agreements
Child support
Arbitration
Collaborative

International family law
Mediation and alternative dispute resolution  
Restraining orders

 

Public

Environment and planning
Environmental and planning offences
Local government
Merit appeals
Valuation of land – rating and tax appeals

Public and administrative
Disciplinary proceedings
Discrimination
Judicial review and administrative law  
Liquor licensing
Merits review
Privacy/freedom of information
Social security and veteran entitlements
 

Succession

Family planning
Family and de facto
Parenting orders
Property
    
Family Provision Act
        
Wills and estates
Wills
Estates
Guardianship
Contested probate

 

Profile

Elmi Carlean’s areas of practice include general commercial and civil litigation, and all aspects of family law and employment law. She has extensive experience in administrative law, environmental law, regulatory compliance, resources disputes (particularly in the water sector and mining industry) and complex contractual disputes.

Prior to election to the Bar, Elmi practised in a wide range of commercial litigation, insurance claims in particular aviation, maritime, rail and freight claims – and corporate governance matters in private practice. She has also subsequently practiced in family law and as
in-house legal counsel in the Public Sector for the Departments of Water, Environment and Transport.

Elmi tutors in taxation law at the University of Western Australia and is an adjunct lecturer for the College of Law. She has a keen interest in maritime and shipping law matters, having obtained a Maritime Law LLM from the University of Queensland in 2004.

Elmi was secretary for Women Lawyers of WA for a number of years and is a committee member of the CPD & Social Committee of the Family Law Practitioners Association of WA. She has published a number of articles in various legal publications and has presented papers and training courses at numerous CPD events in WA.

Elmi has particular expertise as an advocate. Having completed additional intensive training both as a mediator and in commercial arbitration, she has a strong interest in mediation and commercial negotiation. She is available to appear in all Courts or Tribunals across WA, as well as interstate.

 

Qualifications

Date of admission: 2004

Qualifications: BA, LLB (Hons), LLM

 

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