Adam Ratcliffe

Adam joined the Watkins Tapsell team in 2015 after graduating from the University of Wollongong. Adam is admitted to practice as a Legal Practitioner in New South Wales, is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law and is a member of our Family Law and Estate teams.
Adam Ratcliffe
Adam Ratcliffe talking business and property

Adam is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law and has extensive experience in assisting clients resolve all aspects of their family law matters, whether it be by negotiation or litigation. His caring and compassionate approach to each and every matter helps guide his clients through their often highly emotional matters as easily and efficiently as possible.

Adam is also a trained Family Law Collaborative Solicitor and recognises the benefits of resolving disputes amicably, and will always assist his clients in exploring alternative dispute resolution options prior to litigation. For matters requiring litigation, Adam has experience advocating in both parenting and property matters.

Adam also handles all forms of Estate Planning and Estate Litigation matters. He appears regularly in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and assists clients to commence or defend Estate Litigation matters.

Adam Ratcliffe’s practice includes:

  • Family Law property matters
  • Family Law parenting matters
  • De facto property and parenting matters
  • Child Support and Spousal Maintenance matters
  • Binding Financial agreements
  • Family Provision claims
  • Estate Planning advice

Adam approaches each matter from a realistic perspective, emphasising the importance of resolving each matter in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Family Law

Practice Areas Include

Family Law
Experience has given us a great level of expertise in ensuring that our clients’ interests are protected.
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Family Law
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Level 3, 550 Princes Highway
Kirrawee NSW 2232


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PO Box 88
Sutherland NSW 1499

(02) 9521 6000

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