Carey Higgins

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Carey is an elected member of the Law Society of Tasmania Council and was first appointed to Council in 2014. 

Carey graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 2000 and was admitted to practice in 2001. She has extensive experience in property and commercial law, wills and estate planning and mortgages and securities work.

Carey worked in private practice in Hobart for around 16 years and is currently working as solicitor for Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment in the Land Titles Office.  She also worked for 2 years as a Manager and senior lawyer at Glenorchy City Council responsible for several core areas of its business and managing various projects. This included leading the legal, property and procurement teams and expanding her local government, management, corporate governance and board experience.

Carey was a member of Committee of Management of the Hobart Community Legal Service Inc for almost 15 years including serving several terms as President. Carey has been a member of the Law Society Property and Commercial Law since 2014 and is the current Chair of the Continuing Professional Development Committee, including serving as Chair in 2015 and 2016. Carey has been a member of the Law Society Pro-Bono Clearing House since 2010 including acting as Chair in 2017. Carey is the current Treasurer of the Tasmanian Women Lawyers Association and a past president and committee member of the Southern Young Lawyers Committee.