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Our Team

Adam Oswald LLB.

Principal Solicitor –  Karratha & Joondalup

Adam is our hard working and dedicated Principal Solicitor and the founder of Oswald Legal.

In 1989, Adam and his wife moved from the United Kingdom to Perth where he climbed the ranks in the WA Police Force, first as an officer on the beat and later as a prosecutor. He then chose to further his legal career by studying at Edith Cowan University to become in a defence lawyer and in 2011 he joined a local boutique firm in Joondalup as a solicitor.

In late 2014 Adam branched out on his own and launched Oswald Legal in Karratha in the hopes of offering a fixed price local legal services.

Adam is passionate that Pilbara locals have access to a local law firm that offers fixed price services. His passion lies with Criminal Law matters such as Driving Matters, Assault, Fraud and Sexual Offences. Adam also represents numerous clients in their Civil Law matters such as objections to VRO’s and neighbour disputes.

Although he is based in Karratha, Adam consistently visits our Joondalup office to meet with Perth based clients and continue to oversee the work that the solicitors are undertaking.

In his spare time Adam enjoys undertaking various renovations at home and investigating the latest technologies.

Andrew Guy LLB.

Senior Solicitor – Joondalup

Andrew Guy is an Senior Practitioner who has worked in the law for over 15 years. He was admitted to practice, in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia, in 2011 and has kept a focus on Criminal Defence as a primary practice area.

As a Legal Practitioner he has defended all forms of criminal charges from Drunk and Disorderly to Murder.

Andrew appears as Duty Counsel for Legal Aid Western Australia on occasion obtaining valuable experience in a fast paced environment. However, his main focus is on more complex criminal matters.

Andrew is based in our Joondalup Office, but regularly appears in Court all over the metropolitan area and regional Western Australia.

Tyla Ferguson  LLB.

Solicitor –  Joondalup

Tyla graduated from Murdoch University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Laws. During her studies, she successfully participated in an International Human Rights study program hosted at the United Nations Organization facilities in Geneva, Switzerland. Immediately after completing her law degree she enrolled at the College of Law and obtained her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. Tyla was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia as a Legal Practitioner in July 2019.

She has a keen interest in Family Law and her career aspirations are to become an Independent Children’s Lawyer and being a strong advocate for children’s rights. Tyla is currently undertaking her Masters in Family Law  with the College of Law.

Tyla enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as travelling.

 

Sam Dorland LLB.

Solicitor – Joondalup

Sam graduated from the University of Notre Dame Australia with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Majoring in Finance). After completing his Graduate Diploma he was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of WA in 2019.

Sam started at Oswald Legal as a clerk, and was retained as a practitioner after his admission, now practicing in criminal, civil and commercial law matters.

Sam has experience in a range of Magistrates Court criminal matters including assaults, drug offences, and traffic matters. He has also assisted clients with civil claims grounded in public liability, contract, and consumer/trader claims. He has experience in restraining order matters, debt recovery and judgment enforcement.

AJ Bass JD. 

Solicitor – Joondalup

AJ graduated from RMIT University with a Master’s degree (Juris Doctor) in 2020. During her studies AJ spent time as a volunteer Paralegal with the Aboriginal Legal Service of WA based in Geraldton, as well as at North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency based in Darwin as a Clerk.  She then went on to complete her Practical Legal Training at Oswald Legal and once admitted in April 2021, AJ began her role as a full time solicitor.

Prior to studying law AJ worked in Human Resources in the banking sector giving her the ‘insiders’ edge when working in Employment Law. In the short time AJ has been with us  she has successfully represented a number of clients in their unfair dismissal cases. AJ can also assist clients in Criminal and Civil law matters.

Natasha 

Practice Manager

Administration – Joondalup

Natasha is the main point of contact when you call and email Oswald Legal or when you visit our Joondalup office.

With a Bachelors Degree in Primary Education and years of training in Leadership while living in the UK for 4 years, Natasha now works for the family business managing the human resources and accounts side of things.

She is the go-to for our staff and clients alike. Natasha prides herself on maintaining an office environment that promotes good mental well-being for all and she’ll happily make you a tea or coffee when you come in for your appointments.

Natasha currently works part time and in her spare time enjoys exploring the independent small businesses in the local area.

Hadyn Green

Paralegal

Administration – Karratha

Hadyn is an associate professor (Forensic Science) at UWA, started his own Forensic Analysis firm, was the superintendent of the WA Police Force, has worked as Australasian disaster victim identification commander and worked as a Corruption investigator with the office of Police Integrity Victoria. He was awarded the Australian Police Medal.

Hadyn is your main point of contact in our Karratha office. He is able to meet with clients to take their witness statements and often drafts costs agreements. Hadyn often spends his days researching information and analysing evidence for cases.

In his spare time he is enjoys writing and is a published author and an enthusiastic FWD and camper. He considers himself a local after living in Karratha since 2015.

Caitlin 

Receptionist 

Administration – Joondalup

Caitlin is the main point of contact when you call and email Oswald Legal or when you visit our Joondalup office on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Originally from Aberdeen, Scotland, Caitlin has been living and studying in the Middle East for 14 years and made the move to Perth in 2017.

Prior to working at Oswald Legal, Caitlin gained customer service experience working in the claims department at the four wheel drive super center and sales at Volkswagen.

Caitlin is a keen sportswoman and enjoys playing Indoor Volleyball in her spare time.

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