Our team of Adelaide lawyers come from a variety of legal backgrounds and contribute valuable skills and knowledge to the firm. Our founding partners are Andrew Williams, Mark Williams and Marie O’Toole – learn about their skills and experience below, or contact us to speak directly with any of our staff members.
Andrew is the senior founding partner at Williams Barristers and Solicitors. Formerly a criminal Barrister and Solicitor with another Adelaide leading criminal defence firm, he brings a wealth of experience to the practice. Andrew holds a LLB/LP (Hons) from Flinders University of South Australia and has been admitted to Practice in the High Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of South Australia and the High Court of Solomon Islands. He is a member of the Legal Services Commission Complex Criminal Law Panel (Counsel & Solicitor) as well as the Law Society of South Australia.
Andrew has previously worked as a Prosecutor with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, an International Legal Adviser to the Solomon Islands Government assisting Restoration of Law and Justice Processes and Institutions following a civil war, and has 22 years experience as a Police Officer. He has also tutored at Flinders University Law School. Andrew’s breadth of experience means you get the benefit of in-depth legal and investigative knowledge, advocacy and negotiation skills. Andrew has a focus on defending criminal and traffic matters and providing strong representation for each client.
Call Williams Barristers and Solicitors Adelaide on 08 8451 9040 to make an appointment with Andrew.
Mark is a founding partner of Williams Barristers and Solicitors. His principal areas of practice include Criminal Law, Traffic Law, Wills and Estates and Family Law. Mark holds a LLB/LP and BIntSt from Flinders University of South Australia and is a member of the Law Society of South Australia and the Legal Services Commission General Panel.
Mark has developed a broad range of skills and knowledge through his work in private firms in Adelaide and through working with the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement and Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in the Solomon Islands. Having represented clients in criminal, family and probate matters in South Australia, Western Australia, New South Wales and Queensland, Mark possess a wealth of legal and procedural knowledge.
Mark applies his experience and knowledge to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients whether that be in the Magistrates Court, District Court or Federal Circuit Court.
He is also well versed in the drafting of Wills, Estates, Power of Attorney, and Advance Care Directives and in assisting clients to make applications to the Supreme Court for grant of Probate and Letters of Administration.
With his calm, confident and considered approach, Mark will achieve the best possible result for you and your family while always treating you with dignity and respect. Call Williams Barristers and Solicitors Adelaide on 08 8451 7609 to make an appointment with Mark.
Laura graduated from Flinders University with both a Bachelor of Justice and Society (BJS) and Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (LLB/LP) and is currently studying a Masters of Applied Law at the College of Law majoring in Family Law.
Having been admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of South Australia Laura practices in the areas of Family Law, Criminal Law and Wills and Estates.
Laura has significant experience representing her clients in the Family Court of Australia, the Federal Circuit Court, the District Court of South Australia and the various suburban Magistrates Courts.
Laura is pragmatic when it comes to resolving family law disputes and where appropriate will advocate for the use of alternative dispute resolution before exposing her clients to the lengthy delays and significant costs associated with family law proceedings.
As a criminal defence lawyer, since Joining the team at Williams Barristers and Solicitors in early 2018 Laura has worked collaboratively with both of our senior partners and gained a significant amount skills and experience defending both criminal and traffic clients.
Call Williams Barristers and Solicitors Adelaide on 08 8451 7609 to make an appointment with Laura.
Marie is a founding partner of Williams Barristers and Solicitors.
Marie holds a Dip T, B Ed and M Ed. She brings a range of management expertise to the firm from broad experience in executive positions and educational leadership. As first point of contact in our office, Marie will make sure you are able to quickly access the legal support you need in a friendly and no nonsense manner.