Meet the Adelaide Family Law teamAt Adelaide Family Law, our experienced and helpful legal team are committed to providing our clients the highest level of legal representation. Our experienced team of solicitors gives each case the personal attention it deserves and recommends different strategies and courses of action, depending on your specific needs.
Lisa Gough – Solicitor
After studying law at the University of Adelaide between 1984 and 1987, Lisa worked as an Associate to His Honour Justice Walsh of the Supreme Court in WA for 2 years, completed her degree and then undertook an articles clerkship at Phillips Fox in Perth where she gained invaluable experience in Commercial Litigation, Insurance, Property and Family Law.
Since 1995 Lisa has worked solely in the area of Family Law both in Queensland and South Australia in both children and property matters. She is skilled at assessing her client’s needs and has experience in dealing with domestic violence allegations and issues arising from changes made to the Family Law Act (1975) in the past few years regarding shared parental responsibility and shared care arrangements.
Her commercial experience has allowed her a unique insight into the financial aspects of separation and she has significant experience in managing large property settlements and complex matters.
Lisa is proud to say that the majority of matters she deals with settle amicably with the assistance of alternative dispute resolution and negotiation. However, when it is necessary to continue through to the trial stage she is able to provide a very efficient and cost effective service.
Pamela Murray – Solicitor
Pam was admitted to practice in 1998 after completing her law degree and Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the University of Adelaide. Pam also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honours from Flinders University which she completed in 1991.
Pam has practiced primarily in the area of Family Law throughout her legal career with various boutique and large firms. She specialises in divorce proceedings, property settlements, children’s issues, spousal maintenance and child support and de facto matters.
Pam’s approach is to try to resolve family law disputes quickly and cost effectively, giving sensible and realistic advice.
Jack Mattinson – Solicitor
Jack Mattinson has recently relocated from Queensland back to his hometown of Adelaide, having gained valuable Family Law, Wills and Estates and conveyancing experience with two boutique law firms in Brisbane. Jack was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2014, and has completed a Bachelor of Commerce – Corporate Finance and Accounting, a Bachelor of Laws, and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. Jack has a calm nature, high attention to detail and prides himself on taking a client in a position of difficulty through to financial independence, and the next stage of their life.
Outside of Jack’s academic achievements and legal experience, he is also an experienced rock climber whereby he recently climbed the 5545 metres to Mt Everest Base Camp. He says next time he will reach the summit!
Michael Ormerod – Junior Solicitor
After obtaining his Bachelor of Law and Health Science degree from the University of Adelaide, Michael was admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in July 2015.
Michael is passionate about family law and has gained experience in all aspects of family law including property settlements, parenting disputes, children issues and spousal maintenance.
Michael acts in the best interest of clients at all times in a prompt and courteous manner, and prides himself on maintaining maturity and professionalism in the face of complicated and emotional situations.
Our Support Staff – Stella Kasnakidis and Stephanie Pritchard
Our legal team (Lisa, Pam, Jack and Michael) are keenly supported by Stephanie Pritchard and Stella Kasnakidis as Adelaide Family Law’s Administrative and Office Managers. They have a combined 20 plus years experience in legal administration and are your first points of call for all general enquiries, scheduling with solicitors, following up on court applications, documents and billing. Stephanie and Stella are both very approachable and friendly, and understanding of the sensitive nature of family law issues. They treat all client engagements with the strictest of confidence and pride themselves on keeping up to date with all current family law processes and court procedures. Stephanie and Stella look forward to receiving your call or email to assist in resolving your family law issue on 08 8113 3111 or .
“I have dealt with Pam Murray and the broader Adelaide Family Law team, through my complex family law situation. I’ve have found them to be professional & understanding through what was a very difficult period for me. Pam’s advice and support during this period was very comforting and ultimately produced an outcome that was in the best interests of both my children & myself. I highly recommend Pam and the team at Adelaide Family Law.”
“I can highly recommend Jack Mattinson who was the family lawyer who worked through my case. Jack was very professional, dedicated and thorough at managing my case. Jack was always courteous, professional and always patient when explaining the relevant areas of family law specific to my case. I have taken positives from what many see as a negative part of life, thanks to the work of Jack and the team at Adelaide Family Law.”
“My experience of Adelaide Family Law was very positive. They helped me transition through a very difficult time of my life in a sensitive, objective and realistic way.”
“I would speak very highly of Michael Ormerod. Michael completed my divorce paperwork with me in a very timely and efficient way. Michael has a very friendly manner and answered my questions with detailed knowledge and realism to the situation.”