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A brief history

Since 1992 Stuart Andrew has been serving the local Riverland community at Riverland Legal Chambers. Stuart was joined by Dimitria Dale in 1996 and in 2012 Stuart and Dimitria joined to create Andrew & Dale Barristers and Solicitors.

Our team

Specialising in Commercial Litigation, Contracts, Property Law and Conveyancing, Matrimonial, Wills and Probate, and Civil Litigation, the team at Andrew & Dale are proud to offer their clients practical advice which is both timely and cost effective.

Dimitria Dale

Dimitria Dale

Principal Practitioner - Barrister and Solicitor

Dimitria is a Riverland local, growing up and attending school in Berri.

After completing her Bachelor of Arts (Jurisprudence) and Bachelor of Laws degrees in 1995, Dimitria returned to the Riverland and joined the legal practice of Stuart Andrew, taking over the business after Stuart's retirement in December 2017. Dimitria practices in all areas of the law, including criminal matters, family law matters, wills & estates and commercial and business advice. Dimitria is a member of the Law Society of South Australia and is the South Australian Regional Delegate of the Family Law Section – Law Council of Australia.

Dimitria is actively involved in the local community and is the Secretary of the Berri Greek Orthodox Community, Chairperson of Our Lady of the River School Board, and a Director on the RiverDocs ED Board of Management. Dimitria served on the Board of the Berri Hotel Group for 10 years.

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Stuart Andrew

Stuart Andrew

Barrister and Solicitor

Stuart is a proud Waikerie local.

With nearly 40 years’ experience in legal practice, Stuart Andrew has strong ties to the local community. He is a member of the Riverland Wine Grape Growers Board, the Wine Grape Council of South Australia and was previously Chair of the Riverland Regional Health Authority Inc. for 10 years.

Besides the law, Stuart’s other interests include flying, tennis, travelling, public affairs, and reading. Together with his wife Suzanne, they operate a 100-acre citrus orchard and vineyard. Stuart commenced his retirement in mid-December 2017 and continues his journey with Andrew & Dale as an on-call Consultant.

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Hugh Bampton

Solicitor

Hugh joined Andrew and Dale in June 2017 after moving to the Riverland and completing a six month term at the now closed Riverland Community Legal Service. Law is a career change for Hugh, having previously spent time in the Defence Force and the Commonwealth Public Service, in-between stints as a Postie, Building Labourer and in a Supermarket. Hugh won advocacy competitions each year while studying law and represented the State twice in national competitions.

Although he is a new resident to the area, Hugh has a long standing connection to the region with his mother growing up in Barmera and Loxton and having spent many childhood summer holidays on the shore of Lake Bonney.

Hugh practices in all areas of law but has a particular interest in criminal and employment matters, offering Legal Aid on Criminal matters.

Liz Bauer

Liz Bauer

Wills, Powers of Attorney, Estates and Probate - Clerk

Liz has worked as a legal secretary for many years obtaining her first position with Stuart Andrew as a school leaver. She has also had periods of time where she has worked as a bookkeeper with a small business in the South East, then back in the Riverland in the insurance industry, before purchasing a small business with her husband which they operated together for some years.

She returned to work for Stuart again in 1998 and has continued to work with him and Dimitria at Andrew & Dale since its inception in 2012. Over the years she has worked in most areas of the law and was primarily employed as the operator of one of the regions first word processors, preparing Wills, Contracts, Leases etc. She has acquired a wealth of experience over time as a result and these days specialises primarily in Wills & Estate matters.

Keisha Butt

Keshia Butt

Conveyancing - Clerk

Keshia joined Andrew & Dale in 2015 as a Conveyancing Clerk specialising in Private Real Estate Contracts. Keshia is currently undertaking a Conveyancing Practical Skills Course run through AICSA to gain her Certificate in Conveyancing. Keshia is a local Loxton girl and comes from a background of Real Estate training having worked in the Real Estate industry for almost 4 years. Keshia completed her Certificate of Conveyancing from AICSA in 2016.


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Michelle Kennedy

Michelle Kennedy

Office Manager

Michelle commenced her employment as Office Manager in 2014. She has a Bachelor Degree in Commerce from Curtin University, Western Australia and since moving to the region in 2006 has run a family vineyard. As Office Manager, she is responsible for the financial operation of the firm meeting the firm’s every need and obligation. Michelle’s varied role includes cash flow, financial control, and financial reporting to external and internal personnel. Michelle is actively involved in the community and holds the current positions: Director on the board of CCW, Financial Chairperson at Our Lady of the River School and Parent Representative for Glossop High School.

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Kristen Hibberd

Clerk

Kristen is a proud Riverland local, being born and bred in the region. She joined Andrew & Dale in October 2017 bringing with her a background in Office Administration and Account Management. Kristen worked at Berri Limited in Administration for eight years and has since enjoyed a number of varied roles in businesses across the Riverland. Kristen's multi talented abilities have lead her to being a diverse and valued member of Andrew & Dale.


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Contact Us

Riverland Legal Chambers
11 Ahern Street
Berri SA 5343

Ph: 08 8582 3222

Email: Andrew Dale

 

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