Carey Higgins graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2000 with a Bachelor of Laws degree and was admitted to practice in 2001.
Carey has worked in private practice in Hobart since admission and is currently a Senior Associate at Simmons Wolfhagen Barristers & Solicitors. Carey has had a wide range of experience in different practice areas and now practices primarily in property and commercial law, elder and succession law, estate disputes and some civil litigation.
Carey is the current president of the Hobart Community Legal Service Inc. and has been a member of its board since 2004 and served as president in 2010 and 2011. Carey is a past president (2004 and 2005) and committee member of the Southern Young Lawyers Committee and is a past secretary and vice president of the Tasmanian Women Lawyers committee.
Carey is the current chair of the Law Society of Tasmania Continuing Professional Development Committee, a member of the Property and Commercial Law Committee since 2014 and has been a member of the Pro-Bono Clearing House since 2010.