Carly Hanson

Senior Associate James Conomos Lawyers

Member Details

  • Australia
Level 12 179 Turbot Street
Brisbane 4000 Queensland Australia

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Carly clearly identifies her client’s needs, clarifies expected outcomes and delivers advice in a timely manner. A degree in business, as well as law, ensures Carly's advice is practical and based in commercial reality.

Carly has been a part of the James Conomos Lawyers team since 2008 when she joined as a trainee solicitor. During this time Carly has gained valuable knowledge and experience in commercial litigation, bankruptcy and insolvency and has advised clients in a broad range of commercial matters including; property, contractual disputes, debt recovery and corporate compliance matters.

Carly has acted across all jurisdictions including the Court of Appeal, large scale litigation matters in the Supreme Court of Queensland and the Federal Court of Australia as well as in smaller Courts and Tribunals. Carly’s focus is on achieving the best outcome for her clients, whether that involves negotiating commercial outcomes or proceeding to trial.


Recent cases in which Carly has acted include:

Equititrust Ltd (in Liq)(Receiver Appointed)(Receivers and Managers Appointed) v Equititrust Ltd (in Liq)(no.3)[2016] FCA 738

Westpac Banking Corporation v Zilzie Pty Ltd & Ors [2016] QSC 238

Mango Boulevard Pty Ltd v Whitton [2015] FCA 1169

Mango Boulevard Pty Ltd v Whitton [2015] FCA 1295

Whitton v Perovich [2016] FCA 595


Areas of expertise:

Commercial Litigation




Debt Recovery


Qualifications & Memberships:

Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Business

Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland

Solicitor of the High Court of Australia

Member of the Queensland Law Society

Member of Women Lawyers Association of Queensland Inc.

Women in Insolvency and Restructuring Queensland Inc.

Firm Description

Established by James Conomos in July 1992, James Conomos Lawyers is a boutique legal firm offering specialist expertise in commercial litigation and insolvency.

From humble beginnings, the firm has become one of Australia's leading boutique law firms. Based in modern offices in Brisbane's central business hub, James Conomos Lawyers is a team of high calibre professional staff who take an active role in the legal community, ensuring their expertise is always at the leading edge of their profession.

The philosophy of James Conomos Lawyers is the commitment to consistently providing their clients with prompt, personal service, coupled with high quality, cost-effective solutions.

And as a boutique firm, their clients notice a level of service that is often difficult to find in other practices. The team at James Conomos Lawyers take the time with clients to really understand what their needs are and provide the best solution overall, rather than merely seeking to represent them as lawyers.

Why James Conomos Lawyers?

Our broad business experience, especially in the areas of commercial litigation and insolvency, means we can deliver to our clients a highly specialised business advisory service.

We understand that legal jargon and terminology can become confusing, and so we strive to keep our advice straight forward and easy to understand, while at the same time taking into careful consideration the legal issues that present themselves.

Our experience in the court process both for business and individuals has enabled us to give careful, considered and meaningful advice that clients both appreciate and comprehend.

We're conscious that our clients want the legal answer to their issues, as well as having a clear understanding of and appreciation for the reasoning behind the work being carried out.

At James Conomos Lawyers, we take the individual needs of each client into consideration, tailoring our advice for each different scenario and delivering this in a prompt and cost-effective manner