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Norman Waterhouse
Madeline aims to assist clients to achieve the best possible result with the least amount of delay and cost. She prides herself on providing realistic and practical legal advice to clients. She practises exclusively in family law and holds a passion for work on both parenting and property matters.

About Madeline

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Madeline graduated from the University of Adelaide in December 2019 with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce. Madeline was admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of South Australia and the High Court of Australia in May 2020.

Madeline commenced her career working exclusively in family law at a long-standing Adelaide law firm where she worked closely with the directors. Madeline is a trained Collaborative Practitioner and avidly assists clients through this form of alternate dispute resolution.

Prior to joining Norman Waterhouse Madeline obtained employment as an Associate to His Honour Judge Cole in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. Through her work as a Judge’s Associate Madeline has developed a thorough understanding of litigation and the judicial system.

Madeline is a confident and strategic lawyer. She prides herself on providing realistic and practical legal advice to clients. Madeline supports her clients to navigate the often challenging and stressful separation process. Madeline takes a pragmatic approach and strives to resolve matters without the need for litigation, wherever possible.


  • Advice about separation
  • Matrimonial property settlements
  • De facto property settlements
  • Children’s matters
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Child support agreements and disputes
  • Divorce
  • Collaborative Family Law Practice


  • Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia
  • Law Society of South Australia
  • Member of Australian Association of Collaborative Professionals
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