Adam Spashett

Senior Associate


Adam graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Laws in 2007, and was admitted to practice in May of 2009 in both the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia.

During his Articles working in a multi-disciplinary practice and continuing shortly following his admission, Adam gain experience in the areas of family law, child-protection, criminal, and civil matters.  Adam commenced employment with Carr & Co in 2010 as an Associate, and was appointed a Director in 2012.  Adam practice in the areas of family law, restraining orders, and child protection, with a particular focus on complex property and parenting matters, including high net worth property settlements, and third party matters.

In 2015, Adam moved to Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky and was promoted to Head of Family Law Practice in April 2017, during which time he managed a team of lawyers and support staff in the area of Family Law, until commencing at Bannerman Solicitors in April 2019.

Adam practices in all areas of Family Law and takes instructions from parties, third parties, and as an Independent Children’s Lawyer, including as Counsel in interim and final hearings.  Adam’s particular interest is complicated parenting matters both for Parties and as the Independent Children’s Lawyer, including for third parties such as grandparents, as well as complex property settlements and applications for parties and third parties such as companies, including pre and post nuptial financial agreements and child support agreements.  Adam regularly represents clients at mediations, and interim and final hearings in the Family Court, Magistrates Court, and Children’s Court.

Adam is also a member of the Legal Aid Panel for family law matters, restraining order matters, and Independent Children’s Lawyer/Separate Representative matters and is able to take instructions from legally aided clients. Adam has also volunteered his time for the Law Society of Western Australia Law Access Pro Bono Scheme.

Adam is a member of the Family Law Practitioners’ Association of WA, and the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.