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Williams barristers and solicitors  |  90 George street, Thebarton SA 5031  |   (08) 8451 9040  |  Email Us

Meet Our Team

 

 

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 Williams

Andrew Williams lawyer

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 Williams

Mark Williams Lawyer

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 9040 to make an appointment with Mark.

Laura Elkins

Laura is an Associate who specialises in all areas of Family Law and Criminal Law.

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 with the view to gaining accreditation as a Family Law Specialist.

Having been admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of South Australia Laura has significant experience representing her clients in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, the Supreme and District Courts of South Australia and the various suburban and regional Magistrates Courts.

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.

When it comes to family law matters Laura recognises that for most people, the breakdown of a relationship is one of the most stressful and challenging experiences they will ever go through.  Using her experience in all aspects of Family Law Laura is able to quickly identify legal solutions to her clients’ Family Law problems ensuring that her time is spent working towards meeting her client’s needs through either a negotiated settlement, or contested Court hearing.

As a criminal lawyer Laura has extensive experience representing clients facing various types of criminal charges ranging from summary and traffic offences to more serious offences such as rape and murder.  Laura works closely with our senior criminal law practitioners to continue to expand her knowledge and skillset and maintains a focus on staying up to date with relevant legislative and case law changes that may affect her clients.

Call Williams Barristers and Solicitors Adelaide on (08) 8451 7609 to make an appointment with Laura.

Elizabeth McDonald

Elizabeth is a graduate from the University of Adelaide and was awarded her Bachelor of Laws in 2020.  She completed her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice through the College of Law whilst working as a Law Clerk with the Williams team.  Elizabeth has been admitted to practice in both the Supreme Court of South Australia and the High Court of Australia.

Elizabeth practices in the areas of Criminal Law, Family Law, and Wills and Estates, and has developed a significant skill set since joining the team.  She regularly appears in the various Magistrates Courts, District Court of South Australia, and the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia and maintains a high level of passion for the law and achieving the best possible results for her clients.

Elizabeth has extensive experience within the customer service sphere and places a high emphasis on client relations.  Whilst undergoing her study, she also fulfilled the role of team leader for a leading multinational optical chain.   Elizabeth understands the importance of maintaining good relationships with her clients and prides herself on her ability to communicate with people from all walks of life.

Call Williams Barristers and Solicitors on (08) 84519040 to make an appointment with Elizabeth.

Marie O’TooleMarie O'Toole

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.

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