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At Pigdon Norgate we are a specialist family law firm driven by the pursuit of what is best for our clients. Our team of lawyers combine experience and ingenuity into a strategy that suits your circumstances, without unnecessary litigation.

About the founders

Suzanne Pigdon and Rosemary Norgate are accredited family law specialists, accredited mediators and collaboratively trained lawyers. Pigdon|Norgate was established in 2010 and for over 10 years, they have led a team of exceptional lawyers and built a reputation for providing outstanding legal advice and client care. Suzanne and Rosemary represent clients in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia and the Supreme Court as well in alternate dispute processes including mediation, arbitration and collaborations.

In family law, every case we see is different. Our approach is tailored to your specific needs and circumstances. Our case management is as follows:

Our Approach

  1. Conflict check: Before taking any case we make sure there is no potential conflict of interest with either of the parties.
  2. Partner introduction: As a potential client, you will immediately speak to a lawyer. This is an introduction over the phone, usually with one of our principals, to get the basic details of your case and introduce our firm.
  3. Initial consultation: You meet in person with one of our principals and the solicitor who will have day-to-day carriage of your matter. This meeting usually lasts about 1 hour and covers the background information of your case, with a focus on parenting and property issues. We provide preliminary advice where possible, identify options for resolutions, flag any key issues and recommend specialists where necessary.
  4. Strategy: Once we have all the relevant information, we construct a case strategy which best serves you and your family.
  5. Execution & support: Some cases take time and this can be a frustrating experience. Our priority is to keep you informed throughout the process and provide all the support you may need to be able to move on with your life.
  6. Resolution: Most cases resolve by way of negotiation adopting or more of the many alternatives to dispute resolution. In some cases of entrenched conflict or intractable dispute, a Court hearing may be required.

We advise on all areas of family law including property settlements, parenting plans, child support, maintenance, divorce and child support. We have extensive experience in all forms of dispute resolution including collaborations, mediation, arbitration, negotiated settlements and Court.

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Our Process

Our process is tailored to the specifics of each case, beginning with an in depth understanding of your circumstances to formulate the best strategy for you and your family.

Recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Family Lawyers

We are consistently recognised as a leading family law firm and Suzanne Pigdon and Rosemary Norgate are consistently recognised as leading family lawyers.

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