The USU provides members with the opportunity to obtain advice from the Union’s Solicitors, Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers on:

  • The purchase and sale of land or home
  • Mortgage loans
  • Probate and wills
  • Financing enquiries
  • Conveyancing matters
  • Criminal law
  • Litigation generally

Legal advice includes an initial interview at no cost to USU members and, if legal work becomes necessary, such work as required will be undertaken at a reasonable price. The Union’s Solicitors are situated in both Sydney and Parramatta.


Workcover & Workers Compensation

Financial members who are injured in the course of their employment or on a journey to or from work are entitled to receive legal assistance through the Union for investigation and instigation of legal action in respect of such claims.  

Instant Legal Advice

Monday and Friday 9:30 am to 12 noon. The services of the Union’s Solicitor are available at the Sydney Head Office* to discuss workers compensation, motor vehicle accident claims or any other personal legal matters that a member wishes to raise excluding Family Law matters.

* Consultations by Carroll & O’Dea in the Sydney Head Office are currently suspended. Please complete a referral form and the union will arrange for Carroll & O’Dea to get in touch with you. Alternatively you can contact the USU Support Team on 1300 136 604.

Country Members

The Union’s Solicitors regularly visit regional Centres around NSW. Delegates are advised in advance of the dates when Union Solicitors will be visiting their district.

To make an appointment with a Solicitor, members must contact the Union’s Sydney Head Office, Rutherford Office or the Wollongong Office.


For more information please contact the USU on 1300 136 604.