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Firm History


In 1979 Franco Camatta and Robert Lempens completed their legal practice requirements and resolved to build their own law firm.

An opportunity arose, in Adelaide's north western suburbs, to bring legal services into an area which lay at the intersection of various types of social disadvantage but also contained some of South Australia's key small and medium business enterprises. Bringing local access to high quality legal advice became the key to the firm's early success.

In 1987 the firm was joined by the prominent human rights lawyer, Stephen Kenny who had previously practiced in Darwin and Sydney.

The Firm has always had a broad client base, from National to International corporate client, to small business and individuals. We strive to provide the same high level of service to all of our clients.

In 1990 the firm moved from is suburban base to its current location in the heart of the city. The move was prompted by the development of the firm's commercial expertise and the need to be closer to its client base. The firm's location in the centre of the Court precinct provides easy access to all Courts.

To accommodate the needs of its clients, the firm has increased its combination of Solicitors and Support Staff to over 30.

The firm has, from its earliest days, drawn on the best available resources for its clients, with the expertise of the original and subsequent directors, solicitors and the use of counsel to optimise the benefits for its clients. The firm nurtures productive relationships with other members of the legal profession and experienced support staff. In 2008 one of our previous Directors, Deej Eszenyi moved on from Camatta Lempens to the independent bar and continues to provide assistance across a range of legal issues.

Camatta Lempens thrives on challenging matters that require innovative solutions. Many referrals come from other lawyers, former and present clients and those who have recognised the firm's ability. This reflects the firm's reputation in the legal community.

As many of our firm referrals also come by word-of-mouth, we are dedicated to ensuring a high calibre of work and a cost effective service to our clients.