Full Name: Ms Carmella Ben-Simon
Phone: +61 3 9225 8585
Fax: 9225 8480
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers West
Room: 1712
Date of Admission: 7 Apr 1988
Called to the Bar: 25 May 1989
Nationally Accredited Mediator: 12 Jun 2008
Accredited as Mediator: 1 Aug 1996
Qualifications: BA, LLB
Previous Occupation: Litigation Solicitor at Sackville, Wilks & Co.


Carmella has practised as Counsel for over 28 years and has extensive experience in long and complex trials, particularly those involving financial matters.

Carmella accepts briefs in Commercial Law, Family Law and Wills and Probate matters. She also appears in cases involving serious children's issues and relocation disputes.

Prior to being called to the Bar, Carmella obtained her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws at Monash University. She worked as a litigation lawyer and lecturer in Business Law.

Carmella is a nationally accredited mediator who regularly conducts and appears at mediations, regularly delivers papers to the legal profession and is a coach for the Bar readers course.

Carmella read with the late Henry Jolson OAM, QC.

Restraining lawyers from acting on behalf of clients in Family Law proceedings

Arbitration Qualifications

  • AIFLAM (Member)

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

  • Mediation


Commercial Law

Equity & Trusts

  • Family Provision
  • Wills & Probate

Family Law

  • Care & Protection
  • Parenting Orders
  • Property Disputes

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Royal Commissions

Committee Memberships

  • (Member) Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
From 24 Oct 2013, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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