About Us

Our Principal Director, Nicole Evans, has over 15 years experience at national and boutique law firms in family law, criminal law and wills & estates litigation. Having worked in some of Sydney's leading law firms, Nicole is highly experienced in several practice areas.


We regularly appear in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court in property and parenting matters and our client base includes mums and dads, same-sex couples, high net worth individuals, high profile business people, celebrities and sporting professionals. We also act for parents and foster carers in care & protection matters.


Our firm also has extensive criminal law experience with AVO's, assaults, sexual assaults, theft, drugs, mental health applications, firearms, fraud, ASIC prosecutions, Crime Commission  matters, bail applications and appeals and Children's Court matters.  

In the Doyle's Guide Nicole Evans is rated by her peers as a Recommended NSW Estate Litigation Lawyer.  Nicole is  also the author of Lesbians & The Law: A Guidebook for Australian Families.


Our firm is conveniently located in World Tower, in the heart of the Sydney CBD. 

We are assisted by a team of paralegals and support staff to ensure your case gets all the attention it needs.

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Meet the Team


NICOLE EVANS  |  Principal director

Our Principal Director Nicole Evans develops long standing relationships with her clients and has particular expertise in criminal and family law cases involving allegations of indecent/sexual assault/domestic violence and same-sex parenting matters.

Nicole is an empathetic and strong advocate for her clients and understands how stressful litigation can be. Nicole takes the time to ensure her clients feel supported and defended through the legal process.


In the Doyle's Guide Nicole Evans is rated by her peers as a Recommended NSW Estate Litigation Lawyer.  Nicole is also the author of Lesbians & The Law: A Guidebook for Australian Families.

Nicole is passionate about the law. She loves writing and has been published in The Huffington Post Australia and Mamamia. Nicole is also an avid cook and appeared on Season One of Come Dine with Me Australia and Season One of Masterchef Australia.

Nicole was recently featured on the 7.30 Report on the ABC as the legal expert on the High Court case of Masson v Parsons. Go to our Press page to see all of Nicole's interviews and articles.


Karen graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney and was admitted as lawyer in
New South Wales in 2012. She completed her practical legal training at Marrickville Legal
Centre where she was exposed a to variety of matters.

After graduating, Karen worked for a boutique firm in Sydney where she was involved in
large corporate litigation matters. She has also worked in a large international firm assisting
in mergers & acquisitions and commercial litigation.

Since early 2017, Karen has developed a passion for family law and criminal law. She joined
Nicole Evans Lawyers in 2019.

Originally from Brazil, Karen has been living in Australia for the last 18 years. Her vibrant
and compassionate personality is an asset to our firm and clients.


 We are on a mission to provide our clients with superior results, without charging an arm and a leg.



Sam graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from the University of Newcastle in 2018. During his time studying, Sam developed a keen interest in Family Law and advocacy.

Sam gained experience representing clients in complex property, parenting, family violence and child protection matters in the Family Law team of a well-respected, large boutique firm in Newcastle, before joining Nicole Evans Lawyers.

Sam fosters positive, compassionate and trusting relationships with his clients to ensure they feel comfortable, well-informed and supported when experiencing family disputes.

Admitted as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of NSW and in the High Court of Australia, Sam has represented clients in Courts across all jurisdictions both State and Federal.

Outside of the law, Sam practices Brazilian jiu-jitsu and has played competively in rugby union and cricket sides throughout NSW. 

Through his sporting endeavours, Sam has developed a keen sense for discipline and dedication which he translates in striving to achieve the best results for his clients.


Emily has specialised in family law since her admission as a lawyer in 2014 and is an expert in her field. She advises clients across a diverse spectrum of family law matters including complex financial cases, parenting matters involving serious allegations of family violence and sexual abuse, and de facto matters.  

Emily's life experience and technical expertise ensures that every client feels empowered and supported in what can be challenging circumstances. She has natural strengths in representing and dealing with complex personal matters and appreciates that for many people, this may be the first time they are interacting with the legal system and that an empathetic advocate is key.

Prior to her path as a lawyer, Emily had a decade-long career in television as a sports reporter for both Channel 10 and Channel 9 and also as a reporter on Channel 9's 'A Current Affair' program. She also had the privilege of working as an advisor to the former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs.

Emily holds a Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Univeristy of Queensland and is a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, Women Lawyers Association of NSW and the Law Society of NSW.


Carlie graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Media & Communications in 2016.

Carlie previously worked as a Graduate Lawyer at a large commercial and corportate law firm, before she developed a strong interest and passion for Family Law.

Carlie decided to pursue this passion and gained experience at a mid-tier and larger boutique practice. Throughout her studies, Carlie also worked as a paralegal in criminal law and as a freelance sports journalist.

Carlie is an avid football fan and formerly played in the Women's National League (W-League) for the Newcastle Jets. Carlie currently plays football in the NSW Premier League competition and strives to bring the strong sense of work ethic and dedication that she has developed from playing sport to her legal practice. 

Carlie has experience in all areas of Family Law, including Divorce, complex Property matters and Parenting matters. Carlie strives to deal with clients in a compassionate and empathetic matter, yet is passionate about achieving optimum results for her clients.


This comes from our progressive approach to the law and our commitment to client service.


Our aim is to simplify the law for our clients and take away the complexity of the litigation process.


We recognise that every case is different and requires a unique set of skills and attention.


We offer our clients Online Services to legal documents that should not cost an arm and a leg.​



We work with  Sydney's leading criminal and family law barristers 


We work with Sydney's leading barristers.


Waratah Chambers

Culwulla Chambers

Forbes Chambers

Trust Chambers

Denman Chambers

Wentworth Selbourne Chambers

Maurice Byers Chambers

Family Law Chambers


An initial discussion is always free


​We have a client-focused billing philosophy, and we will discuss the fees with you at the outset before starting your matter.  

We offer fixed fee initial consultations to provide you with advice on the spot to help you get your matter started.

Our commitment to you is to get you the best result possible.


Contact us to discuss your needs and how we can help you.


We build long term relationships with our clients


We build long term relationships with our clients.

We get to know who you are and what brought you to us in the first place so we understand the legal issues you face and how we can help you through those issues.

We know you are busy. We can discuss your matter in person, by email, Facetime or Skype. We can come to your office or home or meet you at our office.  


We work to achieve the best outcome for you. ​


Get in touch with us today to see how we can help you.