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Carol Younes is a founding partner at Younes + Espiner Lawyers and a NSW Law Society Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law.

In 2018, Carol was recognised nationwide as one of Australia’s Preeminent Criminal Lawyers in the Doyle’s guide for ‘Leading Criminal Defence Lawyers – Australia 2018’, ranking her in the top band of lawyers in the country.

For the third year in a row, Carol has also been recognised by members of the profession as one of the state’s Preeminent Criminal Lawyers in the Doyle’s ‘Leading NSW Criminal Defence Lawyers’ Guide (2016-2018), and in 2018 was ranked in the national guide as one the state’s top 3 lawyers recognised in the Doyle’s guide for ‘Leading White Collar Crime, Corporate Crime and Regulatory investigations lawyers – Australia 2018′.

She has a diverse legal practice ranging from white collar crime, through to regulatory and disciplinary proceedings. Her appearances range from the lower courts through to complex state and commonwealth prosecutions in the superior and appellate courts. She has appeared in some of the State’s most notorious criminal cases. Her expertise has developed in cases ranging from complex frauds, tax evasions, drug importations, serious sex offences and murder

Carol provides client-focused, end-to-end legal representation in all types of criminal cases: from representation at the point of arrest, bail, sentence hearings, examinations and jury trials, as well as in appeals. She is accustomed to appearing in Crime Commission matters (both State and Federal) involving high-stakes inquiries and substantial property confiscation applications. She has renowned expertise in all aspects of traffic law, appearing as an international guest speaker on traffic law. She also has experience in representing people appearing before the Federal Court of Australia, the Coroner’s Court, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) and the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC).

Carol also brings determination and commitment to civil matters, where she focuses on cases against government authorities, for example cases involving unlawful imprisonment, malicious prosecution or injury or harm caused by the actions of government agencies.

Carol is an accomplished and proven advocate. Part of the formula to her success is her close working relationship with some of Australia’s top barristers who provide expert advice and specialist and experienced advocacy. This proven collaboration is a fundamental ingredient to ensuring the best possible outcome for her clients.

 

Testimonials

  • Dear Carol, On behalf of everyone in our family we wish to express our thankfulness and appreciation to all your efforts and management of our case. We also would like to thank all your team and would like to pass our greetings on to them.

    K’s Family
  • To Carol, Thank you and your staff for all the wonderful work you undertook for me.

    J., S., V. & Family
  • Dear Carol, Words fail me in an attempt to express my gratitude. Your professionalism and calming reassurances made this episode so much easier to comprehend and survive. I’ll be in touch.

    P.O.
  • Dear Carol, Thank you for all your hard work, we really appreciate the dedication and care you gave to us. Our family really appreciate it and it has made a significant difference to all of us. All the best

    M., V. & M.
  • Carol, Do you remember once speculating outside the Downing Centre that I had a guardian angel? I suspect that’s you. Thank you.

    J.A.
  • Carol, Thank you very much. You are such a life saver!

    M.
  • Dearest Carol, I fail with words to express my gratitude to you for all you have done! Please accept this very small token of my appreciation. Your patience, support and kindness sincerely meant so much! Looking forward to seeing you climb that ladder. You’re wonderful Carol!

    M.D.
  • Hi Carol, Thanks for your outstanding work throughout the whole process, I never doubted your work or advice.  The whole experience certainly opened my eyes and mind to say the least and has changed the way I look at people and things. I was totally speechless at the end so apologies if I didn't show much gratitude. Thank you very very much

    C.F.
  • Hi Carol, from the bottom of my heart thank you for everything that you have done for me over the last couple of weeks. I was seriously completely lost with everything to do with this matter and you were nothing but sincere and genuine the entire time and for that I wanted to say thank you. I really wouldn't have been able to attend today without you. Thank you.

    E.H.
  • Good Morning Carol, Just a quick note to say it's now over a month since YOU got us that fantastic result and it's provided the best nights of sleep for over a year. The night sweats have disappeared – thank you so very much!

    P.O.
  • Thank you for your help and support throughout my matter. Whilst it has been a frustrating process for me, your professional support and advice has been greatly appreciated!

    B.H.
  • Hi Carol, Thank you again for the outcome today! Massive relief for the both of us and for our families. We love your warm and kind heart - you were so understanding, yet so professional! Thank you

    M & P
  • I would like to thank you for the above and beyond hard work i know you put in and the leniency you showed me in costing and possible pursued avenues for our ultimate success. I have recommended you on any such occasion a recommendation is necessary. I hope i will not need your services in the future but should I, I will not hesitate to call. Thank you Carol.

    E.H.
  • Hi Carol, Just a brief contact to thank you most sincerely for your perseverance, your superior professional application and your personal integrity in relation to E's case. That he has had his “….reputation restored….” is largely due to your diligence and dedication to pursue and anticipate all the possible scenarios confronted within the legal labyrinth. As parents we are most grateful and of course greatly relieved, particularly that the outcome was successfully concluded prior to Christmas. E now has a significant time ahead to consolidate a life path that engages with a far more mature approach in the judgement and choices he makes. I believe he is acutely aware of the consequences should he deviate. As the Barrister remarked there is no room for error in relation to the application of the rule of law and substance abuse, from this time forward. May you and your loved ones have a joyous and relaxed Christmas. We wish you and your legal partner continuing success in your practice throughout 2018.

    P & L
  • Dear Carol, thank you for your support and great result in this matter. Your professionalism is greatly appreciated.

    M.A.
  • Thank you to Carol and the team at Younes & Espiner for the exceptional service I received during my court proceedings. I highly recommend Y&E to anyone dealing with court matters and needs great representation.

    Anonymous
  • Hi Carol, Just a brief contact to thank you most sincerely for your perseverance, your superior professional application and your personal integrity in relation to E’s case. That he has had his “….reputation restored….” is largely due to your diligence and dedication to pursue and anticipate all the possible scenarios confronted within the legal labyrinth. As parents we are most grateful and of course greatly relieved, particularly that the outcome was successfully concluded prior to Christmas. E now has a significant time ahead to consolidate a life path that engages with a far more mature approach in the judgement and choices he makes. I believe he is acutely aware of the consequences should he deviate. As the Barrister remarked there is no room for error in relation to the application of the rule of law and substance abuse, from this time forward. May you and your loved ones have a joyous and relaxed Christmas. We wish you and your legal partner continuing success in your practice throughout 2018.

    P & L
  • Many thanks for your email and all your work in preparing for and delivering a successful outcome for me in court. I couldn't have hoped for a better outcome, and am truly grateful for your representation and for a fair and understanding Magistrate. A big thank you to Jessica also, for her many phone calls and assistance when I wasn't able to reach you. Jessica - You were always amazing at reassuring me, answering all my questions, no matter how trivial and providing all the necessary explanations of the legal issues at hand, so I am very appreciative and thankful. Best wishes to you both.

    J.B. (17 September 2018)
  • Thanks Carol and Jess for your tireless work on this most memorable matter.

    G.L. (15 October 2018)
  • Very good result , you were very aware of my anxiety to be in a criminal court at my stage of life having only historical successes. You managed the process professionally and like clockwork. I almost always loved working with you. I appreciated your choice of overall team who did a wonderful job collaborating. They never missed a beat Grant was perfect and Georgia functioning at a high level by his side. Jessica making it happen. Your leadership skills were obvious. No wonder you have a successful practice , you are a pleasure to deal with.

    J.M. (15 October 2018)
  • A huge thank you for the great care you took to help S navigate his way through all the legal problems he’d created and for supporting all of us through a very difficult period. Thanks also for encouraging S to stick with AA during his early recovery.

    K & B
  • Thanks again for all of your hard work in my matter and thanks for the great outcome. Will recommend your services to anyone who may require them in the future. Wishing you all the best in the future and thanks again for everything you have done for me and my family.

    D.W.
  • Carol and Jess, just wanted to say thanks for all your work. You were absolutely brilliant in managing the client and organising everything. I am sitting here just very relieved.

    S.C. (15 October 2018)
  • Carol and Jess, Many thanks for your email and all your work in preparing for and delivering a successful outcome for me in court. I couldn't have hoped for a better outcome, and am truly grateful for your representation and for a fair and understanding Magistrate. A big thank you to Jessica also, for her many phone calls and assistance when I wasn't able to reach you. Jessica - You were always amazing at reassuring me, answering all my questions, no matter how trivial and providing all the necessary explanations of the legal issues at hand, so I am very appreciative and thankful. Best wishes to you both.

    J.B. (17 September 2018)
  • Thanks Carol and Jess for your tireless work on this most memorable matter.

    G.L. (15 October 2018)