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P&D team expands

April 19, 2021

The directors of Paterson & Dowding are pleased to welcome two new lawyers to their team of family lawyers in Perth and Joondalup.

Russell Sumner, originally from North Manchester in the UK, joins as a Senior Associate to lead and expand P&D’s family law offering in the northern suburbs. He is based in Paterson & Dowding’s Joondalup family law office at Unit 6, 14 Reid Promenade which is directly opposite the Court.

Russell works in all areas of Family Law and is experienced in children, Family Violence Restraining Orders, all types of property matters including complex company and trust structures and farming land issues, spousal maintenance and child support.

Family Lawyer Amélia Pyramo originates from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and has called WA home for more than 10 years. She is experienced in both financial and parenting matters and speaks English, Portuguese and conversational Japanese.

Co-director Lucy Thomas said “we are very proud of our multicultural team which includes staff with cultural ties to Greece, Italy, Brazil, Malaysia, India, South Africa and the United Kingdom. Our people are our biggest asset and we value the difference their diversity makes to our clients’ experience. We continue to be encouraged when our clients tell us that they really appreciate the empathy and down to earth approach of our staff”.

Paterson & Dowding was established in 1967 and the brand has become synonymous with the provision of premium family law and mediation services in Western Australia. At the time of its commencement, Paterson & Dowding was a small family law firm with few employees. We are now one of the largest specialist family law practices in Perth, providing family law services to clients in Western Australia, nationally and internationally.

Please contact Tanya Kay on 9426 1328 if you would like more information or have any questions regarding this story.

Pictured: Russell Sumner in Joondalup

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