Matthew Mitchell Solicitors is a Gold Alliance Firm and provide a professional and friendly legal service. We have been a trusted name in law, serving Adelaide since 1979.
We specialise in supporting you through times of need. We are here to provide guidance and advice in the areas of Family Law, Criminal Law, Driving & Police Charges, Property & Custody, Wills, Estates & Probate and Victims of Crime Compensation.
We understand you have questions and may have never required legal assistance before. Our goal is to take the time to understand your case and explain your options clearly to ensure you make the best choice possible.
With a Bachelor of Law from Flinders University, Scott Laidlaw has an excellent reputation for client success. Scott’s speciality is criminal law, with particular focus on drug offences’, assault, drink driving and traffic offences. Scott also deals regularly with accident claims, family law, victims of crime and wills & estates.
Scott is a member of the Law Society of South Australia and has contributed his spare time to the Somerton Surf Life Saving Club.
Tom has recently joined the team at Matthew Mitchell, and is an enthusiastic young lawyer with a zest for Criminal and Traffic Law. He strongly believes in utilizing his pragmatic experience in order to provide clients with high quality advice, leading to excellent outcomes based on realistic expectations.
Tom completed a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at the University of South Australia in 2018 and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the College of Law Australia in 2019. He was ultimately admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia in March 2020.
From 2021, Tom was an Associate to several esteemed Judges in the District Court of South Australia, which allowed him to gain firsthand experience in complex and major Criminal law matters, from a judicial perspective, including niche procedural aspects, trials, and the sentencing process. This experience also allowed him to build rapport with many judges and senior legal practitioners.
When he isn’t working, Tom is an avid surfer and fisherman. He also works as a DJ in numerous venues around Adelaide, which he has been doing since he was 15. It follows that Tom is open to taking on any matters relating to the music industry and liquor licensing.