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Duncan Basheer Hannon: Our Story

South Australian owned and operated law firm

We’re a leading law firm in Adelaide with a proud 50-year history. Providing expertly tailored legal solutions for individual and business clients, we’re here to help you.

Duncan Basheer Hannon Adelaide Office

Experience, reliability and trust. You can count on Duncan Basheer Hannon.

We’re an Adelaide law firm that’s evolved continuously to ensure that our services anticipate client needs. We’re at the forefront of legal developments in South Australia.

We provide services in personal injury law, family law, wills and deceased estates, commercial law, and workplace relations law. Our practice is broad, and our knowledge is advanced. It’s a great blend, which is why so many of our clients repeatedly use our services.

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Our values are reflected in our history, but we’re not stuck in the past. We are:







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Our History

Established in 1970 as a general legal practice, we became known for our personal injury and industrial law expertise.

In 2000, we took the opportunity to develop commercial and liquor licensing knowledge by joining forces with local legal legends and current senior staff members Max Basheer and David Tillett.

When Peter Pedler joined in 2003, our commercial practice became even stronger.

Today, Duncan Basheer Hannon is an industry leader in multiple practice areas, including class actions and birth injuries.

Adelaide lawyers who believe in giving back

We’re actively involved in community projects and events, including:

Hutt Street Centre

Zahra Foundation SA

Mary Potter Hospice

Like plenty of other Australians, we love our sport and we’re proud to sponsor grass-roots sporting and community clubs, including:

Salisbury Football Club

Salisbury Christmas Pageant

Salisbury Multicultural Foundation

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Doing Business in Heels

We’ve also established the charitable foundation Doing Business in Heels, to provide support, assistance, relief and education to women affected by domestic violence and tragedy.

It’s an important part of life at Duncan Basheer Hannon.

We’re proud of our active involvement in, and support for, the legal community in South Australia.

In 2019, DBH Partner Amy Nikolovski became President of the Law Society of South Australia. Amy is the youngest female ever to hold this position.

Our expertise is also reinforced by our lawyers’ regular appearances in Doyle’s Guide, the go-to independent guide for the best lawyers and firms in Australia. It’s a significant achievement.

We also have a Vietnamese-speaking workers compensation lawyer on staff who provides valuable assistance to our Vietnamese clientele.

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