Meet the Team

Frigo Adamson Legal Group comprises a tight-knit team of highly skilled professionals ready to serve. Our firm is an exciting partnership for Ron Frigo and Michael Adamson, who met in year one at a primary school on the Gold Coast and have been friends ever since. Ron and Michael are both passionate about the practice of law, and helping clients.

Ronald William Frigo, LLB (Hons)

Legal Practitioner/Owner

Admission Dates

  • Supreme Court of Qld – 1998
  • High Court of Australia – 1999
  • Federal Court of Australia – 1999

Ronald Frigo graduated in law with honours. In 1998 he was admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Over the period 1998 to January 2018, almost 20 years, he has practised at the Queensland private bar appearing in all courts and tribunals, including trial and appellate jurisdictions which sit in Queensland.

As a director/solicitor of his law practice Frigo Adamson Legal Group, Ronald specialises in litigation, across the commercial, civil and criminal jurisdictions, within his areas of practice, and has built a well established mediation practice both as counsel, mediator and now solicitor.

Ronald regularly advises and appears for and against Commonwealth, State and Local Governments and their various instrumentalities. He has acted as the barrister for litigants in high profile cases, including cases of special interest and public importance.

He now enjoys a broad legal practice which includes work in Brisbane and regional areas, including the Gold Coast and Northern New South Wales. He has been the preferred counsel for several national top tier law firms in Brisbane. He has worked with and against some of the most prominent and respected legal minds in this State, including pre-eminent Queens Counsel and now serving judges of the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Federal Court.

An illustration of Ron’s recent cases in both the civil and criminal courts has seen him regularly appear or been involved in acting for or against the following litigation class of matters:

  • Local, State and Federal Governments.
  • Major Banks & Financial Institutions.
  • Planning & Environment Court.
  • Public Listed ASX Companies.
  • ASIC, ACCC, Office of Fair Trading (Qld), Crime & Corruption Commission (Qld).
  • Professional negligence cases involving top tier accounting practices, law firms and financial advisors.
  • TV Networks and Newspapers.
  • Property and land law contract disputes.
  • Building and construction disputes in QCAT and the Supreme Court.
  • Estate Litigation and Family Provision Claims.

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Commercial, Civil & Contract
  • Criminal
  • Estate litigation (Family Provision)
  • Building and Construction
  • Mediations
  • Property Law
  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency
  • Planning & Environment
  • Local Government
  • Insurance
  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporations

Professional Qualifications

  • LLB (Hons)
  • LLM (Master of Laws) (in progress)

Professional Memberships/Associations & Community Involvement

  • Gold Coast District Law Association
  • Queensland Law Society
  • Australian Bar Association (1998 to 2017)
  • Queensland Bar Association (1998 to 2017)
  • Bar Council SEQ Regional Representative – Bar Association Queensland (2017)
  • President Gold Coast Bar Association (2016 to 2017)
  • Moot Judge – Griffith University Law School
  • Moot Judge – Bond University Law School
  • Practical Legal Training (College of Law) – Guest Lecturer – Bond University
  • Bar Practice Course (QUT) – Guest Presenter
  • Foundation Member & Former CEO of Inns of Court Gold Coast (2002 to 2017)
  • Mentor to PLT Students from Griffith University & Bond University Law Schools
  • Former Legal Aid Queensland Panel Barrister (2000 to 2017)

Michael John Adamson, LLB (Hons)

Legal Practitioner Director/Owner

Admission Dates

  • Supreme Court of Qld – 1995
  • High Court of Australia – 1999

Michael is an honours graduate from Bond University Law School in Queensland, Australia, graduating on 6 February 1993.

He is an accredited specialist in Property Law with the Queensland Law Society. He is a former Adjunct Teaching Fellow at Bond University Law School and taught the following subject areas: Land Law, Property Law, Corporations Law, Securities, Conveyancing and Legal Drafting.

Michael has worked in private practice with Adamsons Solicitor, and in the course of private practice has acted for many different types of clients, including individuals, companies, small-medium enterprise, property developers, Australian banks and other financial institutions preparing, executing and enforcing contractual agreements and securities.

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Commercial & Contract
  • Business Strategies and structuring
  • Corporations Law
  • Property Law
  • Succession and Estate Planning

Professional Qualifications

  • LLB (Hons)
  • Property Law Accredited Specialist

Professional Memberships

  • Queensland Law Society

Andrew Ian James, LLB (Hons)

Solicitor

Admission Dates

  • High Court of Australia – 2004
  • Supreme Court of Queensland – 2004

Andrew emigrated to Australia from Wales with his parents and two brothers in 1982.

He completed his schooling on the north side of Brisbane, and has since gone on to spend the majority of his adult life working within both the justice system and the legal profession.

Andrew initially worked as a clerk in the Magistrates Court at Redcliffe.

He later joined the Queensland Police Service, following which he was transferred to the Gold Coast.  Whilst stationed on the Gold Coast, Andrew worked both in uniform and the Criminal Investigation Branch.  During this time, he was awarded his Detective’s classification by the Qld Police Service.  He went on to take up country positions at Mornington Island and later Cambooya.  He resigned after 12 years’ service to pursue a career in law.

Andrew completed his law degree at Bond University, where he was awarded First Class Honours.

He was first called to the Private Bar in September 2004, and went on to practice as a barrister for almost 15 years.  During that time, Andrew was both a member of Atkin Chambers, Brisbane and Inns of Court Gold Coast, and practiced primarily in family law as well as commercial litigation.

He has appeared in various State and Federal jurisdictions, including:

  • The Qld Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT);
  • The Queensland, New South Wales, and Victorian Magistrates (Local) Courts;
  • The Queensland and New South Wales District and Supreme Courts;
  • The Queensland Court of Appeal; and
  • The Family and Federal Circuit Courts of Australia.

Whilst practising on the Gold Coast, Andrew has served on the committee of the Gold Coast Bar Association.

He currently resides on the Gold Coast with his wife and two children.

Outside of the legal profession, Andrew has a keen interest in photography.

Principal Area of Practice

  • Family Law

Professional Qualifications

  • LLB (Hons)

Professional Membersips

  • Queensland Law Society

Gloria Kleidon

Executive Assistant

As the firm Secretary, Gloria is committed to achieving the best practice standards for the practice whilst ensuring clients’ experience is exceptional. She has more than 25 years of commercial experience in high paced, demanding office environments. Her experience includes all major office administrative and support functions including acting as a key liaison between senior management, colleagues and clients. She is adept at multi-tasking with a nothing is too hard attitude.

Nicole Maia

Nicole Maia

Secretary

With a Bachelor Degree in Law and over 5 years’ experience working in the legal industry, Nicole is a junior Paralegal who is extremely keen to learn
and constantly develop her skills. She has worked with the Director of Public Prosecutions in Brazil for more than 3 years and her experience includes all legal and administrative support functions.
With high proficiency in computer skills as well as an eye for detail, she is always prepared to assist clients and colleagues efficiently. She is
a determined person who is truly passionate about law and her work.

Sharon Sherlock

Senior Conveyancer – Qld and NSW

Sharon has extensive experience in the legal industry working as a conveyancing paralegal for over 28 years in both Queensland and New South Wales.  She has an in-depth knowledge of the process of conveyancing and is cognisant of the importance of keeping clients up to date with the progress of their transaction from execution of contract to settlement. Sharon has been working on the Gold Coast for 23 years and is experienced in both cottage and development conveyancing and has a love for conveyancing.  Sharon’s aim is to make the client feel at ease and is available at all times to discuss the transaction and offer sound advice. Her vast experience in conveyancing makes the conveyancing process seamless and stress-free.

Robyn Davidson

Bookkeeper

Robyn has over 25 years of experience in finance and administration in a range of business environments. These include a large Chartered Accounting practice, a large public company, a government department and a small property development company. As accountant/bookkeeper, she is keen to ensure efficient and accurate record keeping at the firm.

Frigo Adamson Legal Group is a boutique Gold Coast law firm with a distinct focus on property, commercial, family law, succession and litigation services.

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