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Our People

Simon White

Director
Simon White is one of the founding partners of the firm in 1981.

In 1978, he received his Bachelor of Laws and worked as an Articled Clerk. He was then admitted as a legal practitioner in the Supreme Court of South Australia and became the Associate to a Supreme Court Judge in 1979.

Since 1981, he has been involved in all areas of the firm’s practice and the practice managing partner. In managing the firm, Simon continues to build a strong legal family tradition that has a strong commitment to excellence in legal work.

He is an expert in areas of Family Law, Estates, and Inheritance Claims.

Guy White

Director

Guy White completed his Bachelor of Laws in 1980 and decided to take a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice in 1981. He also worked as an Associate for a Supreme Court Judge in 1981 up to the following year, 1982 when he was admitted to the Supreme Court of Australia. He commenced practising in 1984 when he joined the White Berman firm, where he, later on, became a partner.

Guy has a personable but efficient approach to the law. For over 36 years, he has been advising clients in the areas of Family and De Facto Law, Wills, Estates, and Inheritance Claims.

Brenton Grant

Director
Brenton Grant was admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in 1997 and the High Court of Australia in 1998 and has practised exclusively as a commercial lawyer since that time. His clients benefit from his experience and the strategic approach that he applies to all legal issues.

As an experienced commercial litigator, Brenton has litigated and defended clients in a wide range of complex commercial matters across multiple jurisdiction throughout Australia. Whilst he can be an aggressive litigator, he also understands the uncommercial realities of lengthy and costly (let alone distracting) litigation and the benefits in achieving an early compromise.

Brenton works with clients to provide comprehensive commercial advice and representation to efficiently achieve the best, most practical outcome.

As the commercial law partner, Brenton has significant experience in documenting and providing high level advice on a range of commercial transactions including joint ventures, large scale property transactions, business structuring, commercial leasing and agreements.

For many years Brenton has prepared security and prime documentation for international and domestic banks and private lenders.

Natasha Grant

Director
Natasha was admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia and the High Court of Australia in 1999 and has practised exclusively as a family lawyer since that time. She has worked in private practice focusing her skills and attention in a field of law where each matter brings its own unique issues and level of complexity.

Having practised in family law for over 15 years, Natasha has significant experience in dealing with financial property division and children’s matters for married, de facto and same sex couples.

Natasha is highly conscious that her clients are facing what is likely to be one of the most stressful and difficult periods of their lives and endeavours to provide guidance that will enable them to make educated and well informed decisions throughout the course of their matter.

Natasha strives to achieve the best possible results for her clients firstly, through lawyer negotiation. When litigation is necessary, Natasha has significant experience in successfully litigating matters, including complex multifaceted property disputes and urgent injunction and relocation cases.

Natasha is a member of the Law Society of South Australia, Women’s Legal Service (SA) and Women Lawyers’ Association (SA).

Deidre Ryder

Solicitor
Deidre Ryder joined White Berman in 2019. Deidre worked as an Associate for a Federal Circuit Court Judge before commencing at White Berman Grant Legal. It was through this work for the Court that Deidre discovered her passion for law and made the decision to study towards a law degree.

Deidre completed her Bachelor of Laws full time whilst working at the Federal Circuit Court full time. She graduated in 2016 with a GPA sufficient to be awarded Honours. Deidre then undertook a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, graduating in March 2018 and was admitted as a legal practitioner in the Supreme Court of South Australia in April 2018 and in the High Court of Australia in May 2018.

As part of her law degree, she completed one year of psychology, giving her an insight into mental health, child development and communication.

Deidre works meticulously and is organised with attention to detail. She is calm and maintains her composure and has a high level of professionalism. She has a particular interest in wills and estates, sitting well alongside her years of family law experience. In her down time, you will find her exploring the Adelaide Hills and volunteering at the Heathfield Netball Club.


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