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Duncan Basheer Hannon

Address: 66 Wright St Adelaide CBD SA 5000

Also Services: SA

1800 324...

http://www.dbh.com.au

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Duncan Basheer Hannon is a leading South Australian law firm with offices in Adelaide, Salisbury, Modbury, Elizabeth, Port Adelaide, Marion, Edwardstown, Morphett Vale, Moana, Mt Barker and Woodville. We boast a team of highly skilled lawyers who specialise in all areas of Personal Injury Law, Family Law, Commercial Law and Wills & Estates and Franchise Law.

Duncan Basheer Hannon is a medium sized firm with offices north, south, east and west of the city, making it even easier for you to get the right advice when you need it.

With its origins going back to1930, the firm has a team of highly experienced and widely regarded lawyers who are committed to...

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Our Team Profiles

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Brett Allen

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Partner

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Brett has more than 20 years’ experience managing personal injury claims and has a special interest in medico-legal litigation. His expertise includes medical negligence, product liability law and catastrophic injury claims, particularly spinal and brain injuries. He is also a member of the firm’s Class Action Litigation Team. Brett joined Duncan Basheer Hannon in 2003 and is a member of the Australian Lawyers Alliance. Legal Assistant: Robyn Garside

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Alex Antic

Position

Senior Associate

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Alex was admitted to practice in 2001 and has accumulated a high level of expertise in commercial litigation. Alex's litigation experience includes acting for a range of clients, including Liquidators and Underwriting clients, in relation to numerous matters in many Australian jurisdictions. In recent times Alex has focused on developing a strong insolvency practice – an area in which he has developed a particular interest. Legal Assistant: Laura Barbaro

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Jace Arezina

Position

Solicitor

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Jace joined Duncan Basheer Hannon in 2009. Admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2009, Jace graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Law and Legal Practice. Jace practices in the area of personal injury and is a member of the of the Law Society of South Australia. Legal Assistant: Hayley Gagin

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Matt Arentz

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Senior Associate

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Matthew was admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2002 and has specific experience in motor vehicle accident claims. He works closely with Richard Wharldall on workers compensation, motor vehicle accident and other personal injury claims. He is a member of the Law Society of South Australia. Legal Assistant: Alicia Pastro

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Max Basheer

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Consultant

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Since 1966, when he represented SANFL clubs and other interests in the Royal Commission into the Licensing Act in South Australia, Max has become an expert in all aspects of the Liquor Licensing Act. In addition to his work before the Licensing Court, Max has built a substantial practice in the preparation of wills, applications for probate and administering deceased estates. He is a member of the Order of Australia (AM) and an SA Great Award recipient. Legal Assistant: Bernadette Bound

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Bernadette Bound

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Para Legal

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Bernadette supports our Liquor Licensing division particularly with the sale and purchase of licensed venues and alterations and variations to licensed premises. She also assists across general commercial business transactions and residential conveyancing transactions.

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Patrick Boylen

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Partner

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Patrick has practised exclusively in the area of injury litigation since 1990. He joined Duncan Basheer Hannon in 1995 and advises clients on injuries under WorkCover legislation, third-party negligence claims and motor vehicle accidents. He heads one of the firm’s Personal Injury/General Litigation Teams and is a member of the Australian Lawyers Alliance. Legal Assistant: Hayley Gagin

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John Caruso

Position

Senior Associate

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John was admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2004 and is a Senior Associate in our Commercial Team. He has expertise in commercial property transactions, the preparation and negotiation of leases for commercial, hotel and industrial premises, and conducting property due diligence for major commercial clients. His general commercial work includes liquor licensing, advising in relation to sales and acquisitions of businesses, shares and units in private companies and trusts, joint ventures, shareholders’/unit holders’ agreements and drafting security documentation. John has a keen interest in liquor licensing and intellectual property, particularly trade marks. John has an excellent record of achieving good commercial results for clients, and is known for his virtuosity and commerciality. Legal Assistant: Laura Barbaro

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Simonette Coppola

Position

Solicitor

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Admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2010, Simonette specializes in personal injury and workers compensation matters. She is also actively involved as a volunteer in the Housing Legal Clinic at Morphett Vale – where she offers free legal advice for members of the community who are unable to afford legal fees..

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Matt DeGregorio

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Partner

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Matt assists in personal injury and workers compensation matters and has a special interest in representative actions. He graduated from the University of Adelaide with an honours degree in the Bachelor of Laws in 2005 and was admitted as a practitioner of the Supreme Court of South Australia in the same year. Legal Assistant: Tanya Fontanelli

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Lucy Eckerman

Position

Senior Associate

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Lucy has been with Duncan Basheer Hannon since 2004 after graduating from Adelaide University with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Music. A solicitor in our Commercial Team, Lucy is also a member of the Law Society of South Australia. Legal Assistant: Yvette Oliver

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John Ferguson

Position

Consultant

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John joined Duncan Basheer Hannon in July 2008. He commenced legal practice in 1965 with Max Basheer and since that time has practised as a commercial lawyer specialising at various times in mining, taxation, corporations law (including public company capital raisings), finance and insolvency. His current practice revolves around corporate/commercial advice to the wine industry and sporting organisations, in the latter case specialising in corporate structure and governance. John is currently the solicitor for the South Australian National Football League and the Adelaide Crows. Legal Assistant: Yvette Oliver

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James Gallagher

Position

Solicitor

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Admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2011 James practices in the area of General Commercial and Sports Law, working closely with John Ferguson.

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Geraldine Hannon

Position

Partner

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Geraldine has been a solicitor with Duncan Basheer Hannon since 1998 and focuses mainly on WorkCover and motor vehicle accident cases, and industrial, equal opportunity and anti-discrimination law. Prior to entering the legal profession Geraldine was a midwife and worked in both the public and private sectors. She is a member of the Society of Labour Solicitors (SA). Legal Assistant: Sarah Moyle

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Samara Harley

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Solicitor

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Admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2011, Samara specialises in WorkCover and motor vehicle accidents together with industrial, equal opportunity and anti-discrimination law. In addition, Samara is actively involved as a volunteer for the Housing Legal Clinic at Morphett Vale - where she assists the underprivileged with free legal advice.

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Peter Humphries

Position

Managing Partner

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An accomplished litigation solicitor, Peter leads the firm’s class actions and also heads one of the Personal Injury/General Litigation Teams. Peter has wide general legal experience as both a barrister and a solicitor in Personal Injury law. He has a particular interest in catastrophic injury and medical negligence. Legal Assistant: Tanya Fontanelli

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Joel Junken

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Solicitor

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Admitted to both the Supreme Court of South Australia and the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2010, Joel practices in the areas of personal injury, workers compensation, medical negligence and employment law.

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Jim Kapetas

Position

Partner

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Jim commenced working in the legal profession in 1992. He joined Duncan Basheer Hannon in 2007 and practices in the areas of motor vehicle accidents, workers compensation and public liability. He has been admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia, the Federal Court and the High Court. Jim is a member of the Law Society of South Australia and the Australian Lawyers Alliance. Legal Assistant: Erin Harris

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Stella Kassipidis

Position

Solicitor

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Stella joined Duncan Basheer Hannon as a solicitor in the firm’s Commercial team in 2009. Admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2008, Stella graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice. She is a member of the Law Society of South Australia. Legal Assistant: Lauro Barbaro

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Amy Nikolovski

Position

Associate

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Amy joined Duncan Basheer Hannon in 2007. Admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2007, Amy graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2006 with a Bachelor of Laws and completed a Bachelor of Arts in 2003. She practices in the areas of personal injury and general litigation, and is a member of the Law Society of South Australia. Legal Assistant: Dannielle Ielasi

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Steve Nolis

Position

General Manager

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Steve Nolis (General Manager) joined the firm in February 2010 and is responsible for developing and managing the strategic direction, profitability and long-term growth of the Firm. Prior to joining Duncan Basheer Hannon, Steve held a similar role within the Human Resources sector, where he managed the state and national operations of a long-established and successful organisation. Steve holds a Graduate Certificate in Management and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of South Australia. He is also a Director of Community CPS Australia."

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Marita Pangallo

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Solicitor

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Marita joined Duncan Basheer Hannon in 2010. Admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2009, Marita graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2008 with a Bachelor of Laws and completed a Bachelor of Media in 2005. She practices in the areas of personal injury, workers compensation and general litigation, and has specific experience in motor vehicle accidents. Marita is a member of the Law Society of South Australia.

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Catherine Parsonage

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Partner

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Catherine has more than 25 years’ experience in the legal profession, mostly for plaintiff law firms. She joined Duncan Basheer Hannon in 2003 and specialises in the areas of motor vehicle accidents, medical negligence, workers compensation and public liability. Catherine is a member of the Council of the Law Society of South Australia, the Legal Practitioners Conduct Board and the Board of Examiners. Legal Assistant: Chantelle Carn

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Peter Pedler

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Partner

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Peter Pedler, Partner, heads up the commercial and property division of the firm which has grown rapidly in the last few years and now comprises seventeen staff including ten lawyers. Peter was admitted to practice in 1981 and has extensive experience in commercial agreements, commercial and property transactions, corporations, corporate governance and due diligence. Peter advises a wide range of small and medium size businesses involved in commercial activities ranging from aquaculture to manufacturing, transport and logistics, hospitality and property development. Peter was appointed chairman of Scantech Limited in September 2005 having been a non-executive director for some time before that. He was appointed a director of Thoroughbred Racing SA in December 2007 and has been a director of the McCracken Group of companies since 2000. Legal Assistant: Ann Horvath

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Leo Redden

Position

Senior Associate

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Profile

A solicitor in Whyalla and Adelaide for more than 30 years, Leo has extensive experience in common law, negligence claims and work injuries. Today he practises mainly in general civil litigation, including professional negligence, common law/personal injury litigation and commercial litigation. Legal Assistant: Tanya Fontanelli

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Matt Stevens

Position

Solicitor

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Admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2009, Matthew completed a Bachelor of Science at Flinders University majoring in psychology and computer science in 2004 before completing a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice. Matthew joined Duncan Basheer Hannon’s commercial team in early 2009, working closely with John Ferguson to provide advice on corporate structure and governance for the South Australian National Football League, as well as providing general commercial advice. Matthew is a member of the Law Society of South Australia. Legal Assistant: Laura Barbaro

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David Tillett

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Partner

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David focuses mainly on liquor licensing, general commercial, conveyancing and wills and estates, and heads the firm’s Licensing and Estates Team. His directorships include Tillett Natural Stone Industries, Mintaro Slate and the Australian Yachting Federation, and he is a council member of the International Sailing Federation. In March 2005 he was recognised as the 2004 Official of the Year by the Confederation of Australian Sports. Legal Assistant: Bernadette Bound

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Christine Ward

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Conveyancer

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Christine is a registered conveyancer who specialises in the conveyance of land and business, and, in particular, residential conveyancing. She manages the firm’s incorporation practice and acts for a wide range of accounting firms, together with general clients, in relation to incorporating companies and establishing trusts.

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Richard Wharldall

Position

Partner

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Since joining the firm in 1984, Richard has become one of the State’s leading solicitors in work injuries, third-party negligence, professional negligence, product liability and motor vehicle accident claims. Richard has detailed knowledge of the intricacies and complexities of the WorkCover legislation and heads one of the firm’s Personal Injury/General Litigation Teams. He is a member of the Australian Lawyers Alliance. Legal Assistant: Dannielle Ielasi

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Andrea Wright

Position

Solicitor

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Andrea joined Duncan Basheer Hannon in 2008. Admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2009, Andrea graduated from Charles Darwin University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Laws and completed her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice in 2009. She practices in the areas of personal injury and general litigation, and is a member of the Law Society of South Australia.  Legal Assistant: Alicia Pastro

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Kylie Wyatt

Position

Senior Associate

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Kylie works with Catherine Parsonage in workers compensation and motor vehicle accident law. She has specific experience in the field of workers compensation after working as an injury claims consultant for two-and-a-half years. Admitted to practice in 2003, Kylie graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Law and Legal Practice and also a Bachelor of Arts. Legal Assistant: Chantelle Carn

Testimonials

Please note that the following testimonials are collected, supplied and maintained by Duncan Basheer Hannon.

Michael , St Peters

The best thing about dealing with DBH is that they kept me informed all the way through handling my MVA claim. They were extremely thorough and professional during my claim taking care of all the little things along the way. Above all, the team at DBH managed to achieve a settlement I was very happy with. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much will the first appointment cost me? The first 30-minute interview with one of our lawyers involving a personal injury claim is free - and there is no obligation.