Legal Practice Director, David Quartermaine-Thompson, established Balmoral Legal in 2011 to provide personal service in the specialist fields of family and criminal law. David had previously been an equity partner at Marks & Sands Lawyers since 2009.
Since 2006, David has primarily been involved in larger property disputes in the Family Court of Western Australia and criminal trials through several criminal law jurisdictions.
The issues facing David’s family law clients have included how detailed corporate structures (many of which encompass substantial property assets held overseas), family trusts, multi-generational farming lands and self-managed superannuation funds are to be divided subsequent to separation.
David continues to act as a barrister and solicitor in child related matters in the Family Court. These matters have included grandparents seeking to spend time with their grandchildren; parties seeking to protect their children from a spouse with either mental health or addiction issues, and parties who seek to relocate (often internationally) with their children.
David’s experience also extends to Criminal Law, State Administrative Tribunal attendences and Commercial Law. He has advised and appeared as Counsel in criminal and quasi-criminal jurisdictions, and specialises in the areas of criminal charges, traffic offences and Violence Restraining Orders. David has acted for clients in State Administrative Tribunal matters and also commercial matters.
David is a Member of the Law Society of Western Australia and the Family Law Practitioners’ Association and is permitted to appear in all jurisdictions from the Magistrates Court through to the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia.
Marissa Tindiglia completed a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Property and Commercial Law, at Curtin University in 2006.
After completing her commerce degree, Marissa then went on to study her Juris Doctor at Murdoch University. Marissa also volunteered with the Innocence Project Western Australia.
During her studies, Marissa assisted in various community legal centres, working mainly in the areas of mental health, criminal law, guardianship and administration.
Marissa was admitted into the Supreme Court of Western Australia in February 2012 and commenced her role as a solicitor at Balmoral Legal shortly thereafter.
Marissa has gained experience in a wide range of Family Law matters including separation and divorce, de facto relationships, spousal maintenance, arrangements for children and children’s matters, relocation, property and financial settlement and binding financial agreements.
Marissa is a Member of the Law Society of Western Australia and the Family Law Practitioners’ Association.
Charles Cook commenced working for Balmoral Legal as a consultant in 2014 having been an equity partner of Hunter Cook since 2006.
Prior to 2006, Charles worked for a number of Perth law firms subsequent to being admitted to practice in 2003.
Charles has practised primarily in the areas of family law property settlement issues, criminal and traffic matters, deceased estates, elder law, debt recovery and commercial disputes.
Charles’s experience enables him to identify the nature and extent of the relevant issues in dispute so that he can advise fully upon the likely outcomes.
Charles’s priority is to assist clients to settle disputes by way of alternative dispute resolution and mediation whenever this is appropriate, however understands the need to proceed through the litigation process as efficiently as possible, if all attempts at resolving the matter fail.
Charles is a Member of the Law Society of Western Australia and the Family Law Practitioners’ Association.
Alicia Yap graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2012 with a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Economics. While she was studying, Alicia worked as a paralegal at O’Sullivan Law.
Alicia was admitted into the Supreme Court of Western Australia in October 2013. Following her admission, Alicia worked as a solicitor at O’Sullivan Law before commencing work with Balmoral Legal in 2014.
Alicia has experience in many areas of family law, including property settlements, children’s matters, binding financial agreements, and mediation.
Her particular interests in family law include the rights of victims of domestic violence and the use of sexual abuse allegations in the Family Court.
Outside the office, Alicia enjoys travelling, cars, computers, and fitness.