At David Burrell & Co, we specialise and practise only in Family Law.
Our expertise and experience is in litigation relating to complex, complicated or just plain difficult cases in the Family Court system.
The practice's major focus and substantial experience is in the area of the financial aspects of marital divorce and defacto settlements (property settlement, spousal maintenance and child support).
Our three Senior Associates have substantial experience in and a long continuing interest in complex cases relating to children. They will consider accepting instructions in selected matters where there are special or unusual issues such as relocation applications (either international or interstate), children of same sex relationships, gender reassignment and special needs children (but not sexual abuse cases).
We are not mediators or collaborative lawyers, although we represent our clients who are involved in those processes.
David Burrell started the firm in 1974 and, against the current trend of many law firms to rapidly expand, the practice has remained a boutique firm. The practice is a small, independent, specialised private client only firm.
The firm has a depth and breadth and strength in Family Law litigation which is arguably unequalled in Adelaide. Between us, it is unlikely that there would be any areas of Family Law where at least one of us has not handled similar matters.
Our aim in running such a niche practice is to enable our clients to receive the personal care, attention and expertise so necessary during what is often the most difficult period of their life.
It is an exclusive and discreet personal practice providing old fashioned service and attention, coupled with up to the minute creative and individual advice.
In all cases we provide input into each other’s matters and, where necessary in large complex matters, work as a team.
David is a Notary Public and a Fellow of the prestigious International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML).
Sam is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law and is also admitted to practise in Victoria.
Alicia is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law and Deputy Chair of the Family Law Committee of the Law Society of South Australia.
Each of us were born in and have lived in Adelaide most of our lives.
We are all admitted to practise in South Australia and the High Court of Australia.
We are all members of the Law Society of South Australia and the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.
We are all passionate about the practice of Family Law.