Carina Yap Associate
Lawyer

Carina is an Associate Lawyer with Phang Legal.

Carina looks after intended parents and surrogate mothers (and their partners) assisting them with preparing surrogacy arrangements, providing independent legal advice as required by legislation and applying for the parentage order through the Supreme Court after the child has been born.

Aside from surrogacy, Carina also helps individual clients and their families with other personal legal matters such as divorce and separation, property settlement and parenting, as well as wills and estates.

In terms of business clients with their specific legal needs, Carina provides legal services relating to property and commercial transactions such as leasing commercial and retail premises, entering into franchise businesses, protecting business branding and intellectual property, and shareholder and company management. She also looks after their debt recovery and disputes through commercial negotiation and commercial litigation across all courts.

Carina enjoys playing (before) and watching/following (now) basketball, loves live shows and performances, visiting cafes and chilling with her friends, binge-watching Netflix and playing with her dog.

Ask me about

Surrogacy Arrangements
Independent Legal Advice
Parentage Orders
Cross-Border Surrogacy

Professional Information

Qualifications
  • Juris Doctor, UTS (2013)
  • Bachelor of Commerce, UNSW (2010)