New McLaren Vale member – Lisa Cameron

Lisa Cameron is not afraid of a challenge, juggling studying law as a mature age student with raising children, working in her own consulting business and part-time employment with a local law firm. Read more about Lisa and her McLaren Vale based business Thompson Smyth Barristers & Solicitors:

Name: Lisa Cameron

Business Name: Thompson Smyth Barristers & Solicitors

Phone Number: 08 8323 7301

Website address: www.thompsonsmyth.com.au

Email address: lisa@thompsonsmyth.com.au

Physical address: McLaren Vale

What does your business do? Thompson Smyth is a multi-discipline legal practice offering tailored solutions for your legal matters – large or small. We recognise the importance of resolving matters promptly, cost-effectively, and where possible, without the need to attend court. We offer legal services in the areas of Family Law Property and Financial Settlements and Divorce, Estate Planning and Administration including Wills, Power of Attorney and Advance Care Directives, Probate, Estate Litigation, Inheritance Claims and Challenges to Wills as well as Business and Commercial Law, general dispute resolution, litigation and legal advice.

What area do you serve? Adelaide, McLaren Vale, Fleurieu Peninsula and Southern Suburbs

How long have you been in business? 3 months

Did you found the business? Yes I am the Principal Lawyer

Please provide some dot points about your business journey:

  • I have a practical business and financial administration background obtained as a financial administrator, business owner, consultant bookkeeper and business advisor.
  • I studied law as a mature age student juggling my studies with raising children, my consulting business and part-time employment with a local law firm (for experience).
  • Although it was difficult at times, I would not change a thing. I did not want to be 80 years old saying with regret to my grandchildren that “I wish I had …”

Name two things you’ve learned from your business journey?

  • Its never too late
  • Be true to yourself

Why did you join the Women in Business Network? I wanted to be part of a community of like-minded women.