Elmi Carlean

ChambersFrancis Burt Chambers
Street AddressLevel 19, Allendale Square, 77 St George's Terrace, Perth Western Australia 6000
Postal AddressGPO Box C122 , Perth Western Australia 6839
DX AddressDX 182, Perth
Telephone(08) 9220 0417
Mobile0407 039 486
Fax(08) 9325 9111
Year Admitted to Practice 2004
Year Elected to WABA2015
Year Appointed QC/SC
QualificationsBA (Rhodes), LLB (Hons) (Rhodes), Grad Dip Legal Practice (UQ), LLM (Maritime) (UQ)
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Elmi Carlean practises in general commercial and civil litigation, and all aspects of family law. She also has extensive experience in administrative law, environmental regulation, regulatory compliance and resources disputes.

Elmi practised in Brisbane between 2004 and 2009 at HWL Ebsworths and Mahoney Lawyers where she was involved in a wide range of commercial litigation, insurance claims and corporate governance matters. She also worked in Perth as in-house counsel in the Public Sector for the Departments of Water, Environment, and Transport.

Elmi tutors in taxation law at the University of Western Australia. She has a keen interest in maritime and shipping law matters having obtained a Maritime Law LLM from the University of Queensland in 2004.

Elmi specialises in advocacy, and has a strong interest in mediation and commercial negotiation. She has completed additional intensive training both as a mediator and in commercial arbitration. She is available to appear in all Courts or Tribunals across WA, as well as interstate.


  • Administrative & Constitutional
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporations
  • Employment Law
  • Environment
  • Family & De Facto
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Liquor Licensing
  • Local Government
  • Mining Law
  • Planning and Development
  • Shipping Law
  • Taxation
  • Wills & Estates
  • Workers Compensation

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