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.
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.
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 CBD in 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 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.
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What our clients say about us
Having such a short time frame I was very impressed with the outcome made by [my solicitor]. Excellent and timely manner
Very professional mannerism and overall great outcome was delivered by Websters Lawyers.
West Ryde NSW
Helpful, explained fully, patient, excellent service.
Patient and helpful in explaining the process.
Call Websters Lawyers for a most professional and friendly service. All understanding with [my solicitors] and the reception staff. Thank you so much.
Making my will was effortless on my part, with everything explained clearly. Well done to all.
Great service, professional, explains things clearly, definitely recommend Websters Lawyers.
Patient, professional, good communication about procedures and probable outcomes.
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.
All in all my experience was great. Thank you for your time and expertise.
My matter was dealt with efficiently and was explained in an understandable language. A pleasant experience.
Practical and very helpful. Reasons and explanations given where needed
I stumbled across Websters in the Yellow Pages and I rang, explained my situation and immediately they took my case on. Greatly appreciate their services.
The service from Websters Lawyers was outstanding. [My solicitor] was caring, had patience and was very professional. Wonderful personality.
[My solicitor] made everything so simple to understand. [The receptionist] was wicked too, would recommend them anytime. Level of entire service was outstanding.
I had dealings with Websters over 20 years ago. They were my first choice when I recently needed legal advice. Both legal and office staff were professional, courteous and accessible at all times. Everything was explained up front in a clear and concise manner. I would not hesitate to recommend their services.
It has truly been a pleasure communicating with you throughout the process. I really appreciate your patient and speedy replies to my questions and requests. You were always able to provide an easily understood response and this helped me deal with the process. Your friendly and positive manner encouraged me to seek your advice.
Battery Hill QLD
[My lawyer's] service was prompt and efficient with all questions explained clearly with all our requests carried out within the laws. Overall service was very satisfactory.
[My lawyer] was excellent.
Excellent service. Professional. Clear advice and instructions. Prompt actions. Overall 10/10!
Overall, I was happy with my outcome and my lawyer, would definitely recommend [my lawyer].
[My solicitor] was excellent at helping us through preparing our wills which were particularly challenging as they involved assets in multiple countries. She was professional and knowledgeable and spent time tailoring the wills to our needs.
[My solicitor] was very helpful, respectful and polite. She made sure I understood the process and documentation of our wills.
Professional. Smooth Transaction.
I found the whole experience from Receptionist to Solicitor excellent. They completely put us at our ease.
This was a new experience for us and didn’t have a clue what to do. [Our solicitor] on our first visit put us at ease, explained what will happen, pointed out there was a strong case. [Our solicitor] was genuine in her approach, kept us well informed, explained actions several times with patience and understanding. Overall very happy with the service we received.