Who We Are











Olga Skordos - Children's Matters




Anita Agostinelli

Matrimonial & De Facto Property



                                                      


          

















Cassandra Anderson - Paralegal



We are a Specialist Family Law firm.  We are socially responsible.  We aim to make Family Law as accessible as possible.




















Shaya is our Principal Solicitor who has been practising in the area of Family Law for over 13 years.  The FLP was started after Shaya's frustration around the lack of quality and accessible Family Law services in both SA and interstate.  

Shaya saw first hand the clients who were unable to access legal services due to restrictive fees.  She also saw Legal Aid clients being discriminated against and receiving "second rate" services because they were not paying their solicitor privately.  She saw a need for private clients to have the option of fixed fee cost agreements. Clients who were "asset rich but cash poor" also needed deferred payment options to ensure that they have quality legal representation. 


The FLP also started with an idea that a Law Firm could be socially responsible. Oxymoron?!


Shaya Lewis-Dermody

She is a qualified Independent Children's Lawyer and has received regular appointments from the Court to act for children since completing the National Training Program in Melbourne in 2008.


Shaya has practised exclusively in the area of Family Law at private practices in both Adelaide and Auckland New Zealand.  She has also worked for Legal Aid Commissions in Adelaide and more recently in Sydney.  Working in both the private and Legal Aid sectors in various geographical areas has given her valuable insight and interaction with a range of clients with various needs.  She understands the importance of not only having the right solicitor who knows the system and specialises in Family Law, but who is also empathetic.


Shaya grew up in country South Australia and returned to work in her home town after completing her Bachelor of Laws in Adelaide. During this time she was fortunate to work with detainees at the then Baxter Detention Centre which saw her instruct as solicitor in a Full Family Court matter in Sydney and also the appeal to the High Court at Canberra.  This matter was in relation to the Family Law Act, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and international law.  Whilst working at this country law firm she travelled to London and was instructing in a matter heard in the Court of Appeal involving the European Convention of Human Rights.


Olga Skordos

Olga is admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor in the Supreme Court of SA and High Court of Australia.  She regularly appears in the Family Law Courts and is well respected in the jurisdiction.  She is a very passionate and a strong advocate.

Olga specialises in Children's matters and works carefully with clients to ensure that they are guided through the difficult process.   She has particular focus on client care. She has a high level of patience and empathy.

Olga has previously worked for another private law firm where she predominately practised in Family Law work for a number of years.  She also assisted clients in care & protection (Families SA) matters in the Youth Court which gives her good background when working with clients who have had Families SA intervention.

Olga is keen to undertake the Independent Children's Lawyer training in 2016 which will enable her to represent children in the Family Law Courts.

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Anita Agostinelli

Anita is admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor in the Supreme Court of SA and the High Court of Australia.  She also regularly appears in the Family Law Courts and is well known and respected within the jurisdiction having worked in the jurisdiction for at least 12 years.

Anita practices in all areas of Family Law and has a keen passion for property settlement matters.  She acts for the majority of our clients who require assistance for property settlement matters whether that be negotiating an agreement outside of Court or representing clients through the Court process. She is passionate about putting her clients in the best possible financial position.

She joins The FLP Team with a background of working as a Family Law solicitor at the Legal Services Commission of SA and also private law firms. 

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David Fryer - Criminal & Family Lawyer

David is admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor in the Supreme Court of SA and Northern Territory and also the High Court of Australia.

David is a passionate advocate and enjoys Counsel work (including running his own Trials for both family law and criminal law matters).

David has successfully had an article published in the Family Law Review which was in relation to false allegations made by one parent against another in the Family Law proceedings. 

If you need criminal representation then David is your man. With his cheeky sense of humour he will make you feel at ease whilst providing you with the most professional advice. We're confident you'll have confidence in him!

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Cassandra Anderson

Cassandra is our Senior Paralegal. She is switched on (has a Law Degree) and also offers a country girl sense of humour.  Cassandra is often your first point of call and when you instruct us you will have regular contact with Cassandra. It's a pleasure to have her as part of The FLP Team.

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