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Sheri Carolan

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Personal Injury, Associate

Phone 02 6841 6400
Location Dubbo, New South Wales
Language English

Sheri Carolan is an Associate in our Dubbo office.  She is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law.

Growing up and studying in rural NSW, Sheri has a keen interest in health law and rural health issues.  She is a passionate advocate on behalf of her clients and represents many people who live outside metropolitan areas. 

She has experience acting in complex claims for seriously injured persons.  Sheri understands that the legal process can be daunting and places great importance in ensuring that her clients are aware of their rights so that positive outcomes can be achieved. 

Sheri predominantly works in Personal Injury Law and has specialised experience in medical negligence, civil liability and workers compensation claims. 


  • Workers compensation claims
  • Work injury damages claims
  • Civil liability claims
  • Motor vehicle accident claims
  • Catastrophic injury matters
  • Medical negligence claims
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Children’s claims
  • Protective List Applications 

Professional Qualifications & Admissions

  • 2016 Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law, Law Society of NSW
  • 2010 Admission to High Court of Australia
  • 2009 Admission to Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • 2009 Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, The College of Law Sydney
  • 2009 Bachelor of Laws, University of New England
  • 2009 Bachelor of Arts (Sociology), University of New England

Career History

  • 2016 Slater and Gordon Lawyers, Associate
  • 2010 Slater and Gordon Lawyers, Lawyer
  • 2009 Slater and Gordon Lawyers (formally Adams Leyland Lawyers), Law Clerk

Memberships & Associations

  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Dubbo City Chamber of Commerce 


  • Coronial Inquest into the death of Jimmy James: Highlighting the importance of careful triage in the pathways system, Australian Health Bulletin, Vol 24, 2016
  • Failure to warn and non-English speaking patients, Slater and Gordon Social Worker Newsletter, 2016
  • Confidentiality for deceased persons medical records, Slater and Gordon Social Worker Newsletter, 2015   
  • Coyle v Lanarkshire Health Board: Causal connection between midwifery staffs failure to call for medical assistance and foetal hypoxia causing severe quadriplegic cerebral palsy, Australian Health Bulletin, Vol 22, 2014
  • Medical law, Cancer, Terminal Illness and Negligence, Slater and Gordon World Social Workers Day Conference, March 2016
  • Trustee Issues – A Case Study, Slater and Gordon NSW Personal Injury Conference, March 2016
  • Legal Issues of Capacity, Australian Association of Social Workers Conference, August 2015
  • Medical Law Seminar for GP’s and Allied Health Practitioners, Medicare Local Gosford Education Conference, February 2015
  • Do Medical Practitioners have a Duty to Rescue? Trauma Conference, October 2014
  • Medical Law for Social Workers, Western Sydney Local Health District Conference, February 2014
  • Informed Consent Legislation and Recent Developments, Akolade Healthcare Fundamentals Conference, November 2013