Meet the adelaide family law team

At 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. 

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Lisa Gough – Principal 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 article clerkship at Phillips Fox in Perth where she gained valuable 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 clients’ 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.

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Sarah Bell – Senior Associate

Sarah is an accomplished family lawyer with a wealth of experience and a dedication to supporting her clients through the intricate landscape of family law. Having been admitted to practice in 2007, Sarah’s exclusive focus on family law since 2010 has honed her expertise in this field.

Throughout her career, Sarah has handled diverse cases encompassing children’s issues, property settlements, divorce proceedings, and child support matters. Her extensive experience in the family law domain equips her to guide her clients with compassion and empathy through every stage of what can be an emotionally challenging process.

Sarah’s passion lies in tackling complex parenting matters, where she excels in finding solutions that prioritize the well-being of the children involved.

As a mother of two young children herself, Sarah understands the importance of family dynamics firsthand. In her leisure time, she enjoys the adrenaline rush of dodgeball and also holds qualifications as a life coach, reflecting her commitment to holistic support for her clients.

Our Support Staff – Stella and Lynda

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Our legal team are keenly supported by Lynda and Stella as Adelaide Family Law’s Office and Administrative Managers.

Lynda is a highly experienced and enthusiastic Office Manager, with over 20 years’ experience working in family law administration in Adelaide, for both smaller and larger firms. Stella is our longest serving staff member at Adelaide Family Law, as she has been working with Lisa since it’s inception in 2007, after having spent several years working in family law administration prior to this. That’s over 30 years combined experience in family law administration! Lynda and Stella are your first points of call for all general enquiries, scheduling with solicitors, following up on court applications, documents and accounts.

Lynda and Stella are both very approachable, 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 current family law processes and court procedures. They  look forward to receiving your call or email to assist in resolving your family law issue on 08 8113 3111 or admin@adelaidefamilylaw.com.au.

What some of our clients have to say:

“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.”

“The team at Adelaide Family Law were fantastic in helping me deal with my property settlement. I had Lisa as my solicitor and she was honest and straight to the point with her advice and provided realistic expectations. I was able to come to an agreement with my ex within a couple of months and it cost me a lot less than I expected in legal fees.”

“I can highly recommend Lisa Gough who was the family lawyer who worked through my case. Lisa very professional, dedicated and thorough at managing my case. She was very courteous, professional and always patient when explaining the relevant areas of family law specific to my case.”
“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.”

For a discreet and confidential discussion regarding your situation, contact us today

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