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Norman Waterhouse
Vanessa is a highly skilled communicator and negotiator who is committed to achieving the best possible outcome for her clients. She provides pragmatic and strategic advice in a considered way to ensure that settlements are achieved as quickly and cost effectively as possible.

About Vanessa

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Vanessa joined Norman Waterhouse in 2011 whilst in the final year of her law studies at the University of Adelaide.

She graduated from law with honours in 2012 and was awarded a Dean’s Certificate in recognition of her outstanding academic achievement.

Vanessa has practised exclusively in family law and estate matters since she was admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of South Australia and the High Court of Australia in 2012. Vanessa also has a degree in commerce, which assists her in providing strategic advice in large property settlement and complex trust matters.

Vanessa is approachable and provides measured advice to ensure that her clients achieve the best possible outcome via negotiation or, if necessary, through the court process. Vanessa is responsive to her clients and ensures that they are aware of their options at each stage of their matter. She is known for her integrity, honesty and respectful approach to practice.


  • Divorce
  • Simple and complex property and financial settlements
  • De facto relationship matters
  • Parenting issues
  • Domestic and international relocation
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Child support and child maintenance
  • Estate disputes


  • Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia
  • Women Lawyers Association of South Australia

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