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 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.
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 law firms. She specialises in divorce proceedings, property settlements, children’s issues, spousal maintenance, child support and de facto matters.
Pam’s approach is to try and resolve family law disputes quickly and cost effectively, giving sensible and realistic advice.
Michael Ormerod – 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’s 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 Lynda Boyne
Our legal team (Lisa, Pam and Michael) are keenly supported by Lynda Boyne and Stella Kasnakidis 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 and Pam 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.”
“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.”
To make an appointment with any of our solicitors please call 08 8113 3111 or complete the contact form below.