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About Us

We are a team of experienced lawyers, each specialising in chosen fields so that together we can provide assistance in a large range of legal areas. Everything from criminal law, wills and family law matters to migration, human rights law and commercial litigation.

We are proud of our ability to offer this diverse range of legal help which is one of the hallmarks of the excellent service that we provide to our clients.

Our Goals

As part of the Operating Principles that are fundamental to the way we practise law, we aim to:

    • Provide a highly personal and efficient legal service.
    • Remove the ‘mystery’ that often seems to be attached to what lawyers do for their clients.
    • Ensure that at all times clients are fully informed of the progress of their case.

History

The firm was previously known as Frank Webster & Associates and in 2004, we became Websters Lawyers.

Seeing the need to improve services to clients in Adelaide’s North East, in 2007 we set up an office at Ridgehaven. As part of continued growth, we opened new premises in Adelaide’s CBDin 2014 and in 2016, we opened our Smithfield office as part of our commitment to provide services to the North.

With a larger facilities and ample on-street parking, this location is convenient for our clients and has enabled us to create a mediation suite to accommodate our move into the area of alternative dispute resolution.

Our Team

Our solicitors come from a variety of backgrounds with life experiences that allow them to understand what it means to be involved in legal matters from personal viewpoints.

Our solicitors often collaborate with one another so that our clients have the benefit of pooled knowledge and expertise. As a firm we practise in a range of areas because no matter what your legal issue, excellent service means that we must understand how other issues will impact upon your case.

For example, how will payment of a compensation settlement affect a matrimonial property dispute? Or what if criminal charges arise out of a motor vehicle accident in which you are injured?

However, specialisation is also important in providing excellent legal service, which is why our solicitors each specialise in particular areas.

This means that if you have other legal issues down the track, there’s bound to be someone at Websters Lawyers who can assist you.

Our promise to you

We know that offering great service to our clients isn’t just about the result. It’s also about the experience our clients have in getting that result. Our promise to you is that at all times we will strive to provide you with outstanding service by:

    • Giving you our attention and respect.
    • Listening to your needs and keeping you fully informed and properly advised.
    • Conducting ourselves in a professional manner.
    • Ensuring that we are up-to-date on all aspects of our areas of expertise.
    • Maintaining honest and open communications with you.
    • Working hard to achieve the best outcome for you.

So whatever your legal issue, call us today. We’re here to help.

Our Team

Ken Gluche Firm Principal

Ken is Firm Principal of Websters Lawyers. These days, Ken is responsible for overseeing...

Michelle Crichton Managing Solicitor

As Managing Solicitor, Michelle’s knowledge of her practice areas is second-to-none and her...

Geoffrey Wark Lawyer

Geoff has many years’ experience in workers compensation, having represented employees...

Naomi Hill Lawyer

Naomi is an experienced criminal lawyer who is passionate about her work.

PERSONAL INJURY: $1 MILLION IN DAMAGES FOR ASBESTOS EXPOSURE

July 20, 2017

PERSONAL INJURY: $1 MILLION IN DAMAGES FOR ASBESTOS EXPOSURE – By Geoffrey Wark – A man was awarded more than $1 million in damages after being exposed to asbestos 40 years ago. He contracted terminal mesothelioma as a result of the exposure and took legal action against the asbestos manufacturer. This case shows how seriously the legal…

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CAN YOU GET WORKERS COMPENSATION FOR ALCOHOLISM?

July 14, 2017

CAN YOU GET WORKERS COMPENSATION FOR ALCOHOLISM? – By Courtney Chan – When a man turned to alcohol to self-medicate after suffering a workplace injury, his general health deteriorated. When he then made a workers compensation claim, the question was whether there was a link between his alcohol consumption and his work-related injury. Background – workers compensation (WorkCover) and…

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FIRST HOME OWNER GRANT: HAVE YOU BROKEN THE LAW?

July 13, 2017

FIRST HOME OWNER GRANT: HAVE YOU BROKEN THE LAW? – By Marwa Shabbar – It’s a scheme that has helped thousands of Australians to achieve their dream of home ownership. As property prices continue to rise, it’s become an increasingly important aspect of property transactions. But like all things, the nationally implemented First Home Owner Grant (FHOG)…

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CRIMINAL LAW: BAIL ACCOMMODATION SUPPORT PROGRAMME OPENS IN THE PORT

July 11, 2017

CRIMINAL LAW: BAIL ACCOMMODATION SUPPORT PROGRAMME OPENS IN THE PORT – By Naomi Hill – Imagine that you are charged with a criminal offence. You’ve been granted bail but have nowhere to live. What happens to you? You could be kept (remanded) in custody until your case is determined. That means that you’re imprisoned – even if you’re…

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PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT THREATENS TO OVERSHADOW SOLAR PANELS

July 6, 2017

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT THREATENS TO OVERSHADOW SOLAR PANELS -By Jake Woolford – Does a property owner have the right to access sunlight? Should it be a protected right? These were the issues when a proposed development threatened to overshadow another property’s solar panels. The neighbour raised objections with the local council and the council refused to consent to…

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NEW LAWS RELATING TO FAMILY VIOLENCE AND CHILD ABUSE

July 5, 2017

NEW LAWS RELATING TO FAMILY VIOLENCE AND CHILD ABUSE Are you affected by Family Violence? On 7th June 2012 changes came into effect in how matters dealing with allegations of child abuse or family violence are now dealt with by the Courts. Family Violence is defined as: violent, threatening or other behaviour by a person…

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CRIMINAL LAW: WHAT IS REASONABLE DOUBT?

July 5, 2017

CRIMINAL LAW: WHAT IS REASONABLE DOUBT? – By Chloe Goldsworthy  – When 10-year-old Louise Bell disappeared from her bedroom on a balmy summer’s night in 1983, the nation was shocked. It was one of South Australia’s most enduring and high profile cold cases until recently, when a man was tried for her abduction and murder. One of…

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WORKERS COMPENSATION: WHEN ARE FIFO WORKERS ENTITLED TO CLAIM?

July 4, 2017

WORKERS COMPENSATION: WHEN ARE FIFO WORKERS ENTITLED TO CLAIM? – By Geoffrey Wark – A fly in/fly out (FIFO) worker was injured as he was leaving his accommodation cabin before commencing work. He then made a claim for workers compensationand the South Australian Employment Tribunal had to decide whether his injury occurred “out of or in the course…

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FAMILY LAW: WHY DO I HAVE TO DISCLOSE INFORMATION TO MY EX?

June 22, 2017

08 7111 0375 First consultation free FAMILY LAW: WHY DO I HAVE TO DISCLOSE INFORMATION TO MY EX? – By Elizabeth Burke – A woman claimed that she had consented to Family Court orders that weren’t fair because her husband had failed to make full and frank disclosure of his financial situation. The Court then…

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WORKERS COMPENSATION: ARE SUBSEQUENT INJURIES COMPENSABLE?

June 20, 2017

WORKERS COMPENSATION: ARE SUBSEQUENT INJURIES COMPENSABLE? – By Christopher Loxton – When a man suffered a heart attack three weeks after his employment was terminated, he claimed that it was the result of depression that was caused by his employment. It raised a question about whether he could claim workers compensation for the heart attack.…

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What our clients say about us

Testimonials

Having such a short time frame I was very impressed with the outcome made by [my solicitor]. Excellent and timely manner

Sebastian

Kurralta Park

Very professional mannerism and overall great outcome was delivered by Websters Lawyers.

Nicholas

West Ryde NSW

Helpful, explained fully, patient, excellent service.

Kerry

Ridgehaven

Patient and helpful in explaining the process.

Brian

Ridgehaven

Call Websters Lawyers for a most professional and friendly service. All understanding with [my solicitors] and the reception staff. Thank you so much.

Christine

Magill

Making my will was effortless on my part, with everything explained clearly. Well done to all.

Christina

Highbury

Great service, professional, explains things clearly, definitely recommend Websters Lawyers.

Garth

Upper Hermitage

Patient, professional, good communication about procedures and probable outcomes.

Jeffrey

Brompton

Thank you for all your work over the course of the case. You [both] were always very approachable and I appreciated your understanding and professionalism in all areas.

Alexis

Christie Downs

All in all my experience was great. Thank you for your time and expertise.

Christina

Seacombe Gardens

Our Six Fundamental Operating Principles

respect

Respect

We work for you and acknowledge that as our client you deserve our attention and respect at all times.

quality-service

Quality Service

We listen to your needs and ensure that you are fully informed and properly advised at all key stages.

professionalism

Professionalism

We have the experience, competence and skill necessary to provide the legal service you need.

knowledge

Knowledge

Through continuous and ongoing research and training we are up to date on all aspects of our areas of speciality.

honesty-integrity

Honesty & Integrity

At all times we will be open and honest and follow through on our commitments to you.

best-outcomes

Best Outcomes

We work hard to achieve the best outcome for you in the circumstances of your case.

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