DFG Legal understands that going through a legal issue can be difficult, so we use our expertise, resources and professional judgement to ensure that you’ll have hassle-free consultations and receive the best representation possible, regardless of your situation.
Damian Gordon was admitted to practice on 10 June 1986 as a Barrister in the Supreme Court of Queensland. Damian is also admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in the High Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory. He has lectured in both family law and employment law at Charles Darwin University where his students were both Australia wide and from overseas.
Damian was a former Mediator and Case Appraiser for the Supreme Court of Queensland and a former Dispute Resolution Practitioner of the Family Court of Australia. He has given numerous seminars to colleagues on behalf of LegalWise, the Law Society of Queensland and the Law Society of the Northern Territory. Damian has been Counsel in cases which set the precedent for de facto relationships under the Family Law Act 1975 and has extensive experience in acting with children, particularly indigenous familial relationships and child protection. Damian has acted for both public and private sector insurers in respect to both commercial insurance matters and personal injury.
Damian has always had a strong interest in employer and employee relationships and the interaction of that relationship. Damian began his career in the Public Defender’s Office in Queensland in 1983. Now he predominantly practices in family law, commercial litigation and employment law.
Damian has a keen interest in AFL, rugby, netball and lunch on the weekend.
By its very nature, a law firm deals with some very emotive circumstances. Chris is our Office Manager or as we like to say, our go to person. Chris’ attributes make her the ideal person to attend to the logistical needs of our firm. These include assisting with clients’ procedural enquiries and to ensure that our professional staff are delivering the standard of service that is expected in a professional organisation.
Chris’ background has involved managing the expectations of not only a significant number of employees but liaising and negotiating multi-million dollar contracts within both the public and private sectors.
Chris brings all of her experience to our firm to assist our clients and our staff to ensure that all expectations are met regardless of whether you are a staff member or one of our valued clients. In her spare time, Chris loves spending time with her beautiful grandchildren and lunching with family and friends.
Martin obtained a Bachelor of Laws with Honours degree in Scots law from the University of Stirling in June 2011. In December 2011, Martin relocated from his native Scotland to Perth, and completed a bridging course at Murdoch University in 2015 to obtain reciprocal recognition of his legal qualifications in all Australian jurisdictions.
Martin was admitted to the legal profession as a solicitor in 2017. Martin has several years of experience working as a law clerk and paralegal in different firms in the Perth metropolitan area, and has therefore been exposed to a wide variety of legal matters and problems. He takes a particularly keen interest in the fields of commercial and civil litigation, wills and estates and contract law. However, in all situations Martin is committed to finding the best and most equitable solution for the client. Outside of the law, Martin enjoys travelling, listening to music, playing and watching sports (particularly football and cricket) and reading.
Sue qualified as a Management Accountant in 2000 and has over 20 years of experience in various industries and countries.
Sue has worked in multimillion organisations in the United Kingdom and various charities in Africa, before relocating to Australia in the search of sunshine in 2008!
Since being in Australia, Sue worked in the Government Sector before running her own Management Accountancy business in Perth. Sue has four years of experience with law firms.
When not being attached to her calculator, Sue enjoys motorbike riding, swimming, cycling and dining out with friends.
Shae’s ability to organise and maintain our administrative “heart” makes her an invaluable member of the DFG Legal team.
Her computing, administration and typing skills ensure that our clients have an added safety net in relation to the quality of the work that we produce.
Shae is currently undertaking study to further her skill set and to allow her to become more prepared in terms of the practical aspects of the Law.
In her spare time, Shae enjoys spending time with her beautiful family and her friends.
Rachel obtained a Bachelor of Law with Honours from Edith Cowan University in December 2015.
In 2016, Rachel commenced work as a law graduate with a Perth based Community Legal Centre and completed her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from Australian National University in October 2016.
Rachel was admitted as a solicitor to the legal profession in December 2016. On entering the legal profession, Rachel commenced working with a large specialist Defendant Insurance Law Practice, specialising in workers compensation.
Following her work as a Defendant Lawyer, Rachel is acutely interested in Plaintiff work in personal injuries and employment law. Rachel is also keenly interested in wills and estates and criminal law.
During her spare time, Rachel enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking her dog, reading, practising yoga and playing chess.
22 Prospect Road
Armadale WA 6112
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