Polly R Dixon

Principal Solicitor


BA History and Politics, Waikato University (NZ)
BA (Hons) International Politics, Victoria University (NZ).
LLB (Hons) University of Adelaide (1985)
GDLP (Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice 1986)

Polly set up the practice in 1987 in Elizabeth, and continues to practice predominantly in the areas of Family Law and Criminal Law.

Having a strong commitment to social justice she has not only represented some of the community’s most disadvantaged people, but has helped set up two of Adelaide’s community legal services. Polly has ensured the philosophy of the firm has remained true to her principles.

Polly handles predominantly children’s matters in the Family Law courts and Youth court and Criminal Law matters.

1986 Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor to the Supreme Court of South Australia

Claire A James



BA (Hons) Flinders University
LLB University of Adelaide
GDLP (Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice)

Claire has had a long-standing association with the firm but between 2004 and 2014, was not practicing law but undertook postgraduate studies in Aboriginal Anthropology at LaTrobe University, Melbourne. During this hiatus, Claire was working towards her doctoral thesis.

Returning to practice in 2015 and onwards she has been working in the
Children’s and Family Law areas which cover parental separation, family violence, child protection and Families SA are all practiced by Claire.

1989 Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor to the Supreme Court of South Australia

Madeleine Zed


LLB University of Adelaide
BA University of Adelaide
Dip of Lang. (French) University of Adelaide

Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor to the Supreme Court of South Australia
Maddie commenced her studies at the University of Adelaide in 2011 working part-time in retail and customer services to support and provide for herself.

During her Secondary School years Maddie was part of a volunteer group, Mercy in Action (Institute of Sisters of Mercy) and travelled to Argentina, South America to help take care of children found in the barrios of Buenos Aires.

Katrina Rosie


Katrina Rosie is the face you will see upon your arrival at Franklin Legal. Commencing as a trainee with Franklin Legal in 2010 and after completing 12 months on-site and off-site training Katrina was offered a permanent position with Franklin Legal.

Katrina manages all Reception Area matters along with all Administrative work. Being the leader of the administration team consisting of casual and sessional workers and an office junior. Katrina and her team play a vital liaison role between clients and solicitors; she has a very close working relationship with all solicitors dealing with them on an individual and daily basis.

Under Katrina’s direction, clients will find an efficient and user-friendly service with ongoing clear channels of communication between client and solicitor.

Josh Cameron

Administration Trainee

With the help of the Youth Employment Partnership, Josh commenced
as an Administrative Assistant Trainee position with Franklin Legal.

Josh will meet and greet customers and clients with the same energy
and efficiency provided by his now mentor and Supervisor Katrina Rosie.

Josh came to us with 2 years on-field customer service experience and computer
knowledge and has now become Franklin Legal’s ‘self-proclaimed’
Tech Support officer.