Carol El-Zakhem
Family Lawyer

Specialising in Divorce & Family Law

“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t being said. The art of reading between the lines is a lifelong quest of the wise.”
By: – Shannon L. Alder

The journey into law… 

Carol El-Zakhem commenced her journey in Law as a clerk in 2018 at a local private boutique practice while starting her Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Technology Sydney. During this time, Carol also volunteered with Community Legal Centres in niche areas of law including employment, family law as well as strata and tenancy law. Through working in private practice and not-for-profit legal sectors, Carol gained invaluable experience across various areas of law before discovering her underlying passion to practice family law which she has been practicing exclusively from 2021 as a paralegal and since being admitted as a solicitor thereafter.

Experience in family law 

Carol has experience in various aspects of family law including complex parenting and property litigation which involves issues pertaining to interstate or international relocation, complex property settlements and spousal maintenance claims. Carol has refined her skills in drafting a range of documents including Initiating or Responding Court material, Consent Orders, Financial Agreements, Deeds of Release and Divorce Applications. Since being admitted as a solicitor, Carol enjoys appearing as a solicitor-advocate for her client’s in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia at First-Return Hearings, Direction Hearings, Divorce Hearings and Interim Hearings. Carol is also experienced in advocating for client’s at dispute resolution events including mediations, round table conferences and day-to-day solicitor negotiations in the absence of any litigation.

Other areas of expertise

Carol has experience in criminal law, civil litigation, wills and estates, commercial and property law.

The passion for family law

Carol’s passion for family law flows from her desire to help clients navigate their way through each step of their post-separation journey and resolve their matters in a resource efficient, time effective and/or child-focused manner in accordance with the overarching laws, rules and practice directions.

Our care for clients 

Carol understands the importance of her role as a family lawyer and the direct impact of her work on her client’s financial futures and family relationships. In turn, Carol prides herself on choosing to listen compassionately to her client’s said and unsaid needs, communicating with honesty and providing frank advice on legal pathways best suited to assist client’s resolving their matters.

Why Unified 

Carol joined the Family Law Team at Unified Lawyers to further her career, passion and experience in Family Law with a team of both like-minded yet unique practitioners and staff who are able to collaboratively work towards delivering high quality legal services and client care to clients.

Passion outside of the law 

Outside of practicing law, Carol can be found partaking in fitness classes or pursuing her passion for playing the piano.

Other languages

Carol is moderately fluent in the Arabic language and is able understand and speak the Arabic language.

Carol El-Zakhem
Family Lawyer

Specialising in Divorce & Family Law

“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t being said. The art of reading between the lines is a lifelong quest of the wise.”
By: – Shannon L. Alder

Contact Information

 02 02 9190 7543

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP)
  • Law Society of NSW Member
  • Admitted in the Supreme Court of New South Wales