About Us


Dewar Legal is a Criminal and Family law legal practice based in Adelaide, South Australia, and servicing the Adelaide metropolitan area.

We are a Law Society of South Australia Gold Alliance Firm.

Our particular focus is on assisting individuals and families to resolve difficult legal disputes.

At Dewar Legal we understand that you want your legal matter dealt with as efficiently and inexpensively as possible. We are committed to providing practical, straightforward legal solutions designed to achieve that goal. Please feel free to contact us in order to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation in relation to your legal matter. Contact us by calling 0448 288 537 or by clicking here.

Dewar Legal is located on Level 5 of the heritage-listed Executor and Trustee Building at 22 Grenfell Street, Adelaide.

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The Principal of Dewar Legal is Tom Dewar.

Prior to establishing Dewar Legal in 2013, Tom worked for a private legal firm for five years. Before that he worked for the Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Citizenship as well as South Australia Police.

Tom regularly appears in state and Commonwealth courts and tribunals. He has experience as both trial and appellate counsel.

Tom holds the following formal qualifications:

  • Bachelor of International Studies (University of Adelaide);
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (University of Adelaide);
  • Master of Laws (Australian National University); and
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Law Society of South Australia).

Tom is a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of South Australia, a member of the Legal Services Commission's Family Law and Complex Criminal Law Panels, and a member of the Law Council of Australia's Family Law Section.

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Dewar Legal - Adelaide Criminal Lawyers
At Dewar Legal we offer a free 20 minute interview in any area of law.

You can also call us on 0448 288 537 to arrange an interview.

Please note that Dewar Legal does not accept instructions in matters funded by Legal Aid. If you cannot afford a lawyer, we suggest you contact the Legal Services Commission of South Australia.

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