Our founding families laid down solid foundations on which the fine reputation of Pearce Webster Dugdales still stand today.  We are a firm based on strong family values with a deep appreciation of the importance of establishing, building & maintaining strong partnerships with our clients.


Marion McDougall

– Senior Associate

“As a parent myself, I well understand the stresses of family break down. My clients require the utmost sensitivity. My goal is to provide advice that ensures successful cost effective outcomes for my clients, delivered with compassion and empathy”

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Marion commenced her practice of the law in her native Scotland, quickly rising to one of only three female partners in one of the then largest legal firms in the country. She was also appointed a Notary Public. While in Scotland Marion also completed a Post Graduate qualification in Forensic Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine at Glasgow University.

Upon emigrating to Australia, Marion added to her qualifications with study at Melbourne University. She was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1990.

As a Senior Associate Marion has extensive knowledge of Family Law. In particular she has expertise in complex financial matters and the delicate negotiations required in matters relating to children. She regularly acts in cases involving married parties, de factos and same sex couples.


LL.B (Glasgow University)
Diploma of Forensic Medicine

Areas of Expertise

Proceedings in the Magistrates’ Court, Federal Magistrates’ Court, Family Court of Australia, Children’s Court.
Relocation and child residence disputes
Property Applications
Child Support, including for Tertiary aged children over 18
Financial Support and Spouse Maintenance Applications
Binding Financial Agreements
Superannuation splitting and Superannuation Agreements
Divorce Applications
Matters arising from family break down such as Title transfers, Wills and Powers of Attorney.


Law Institute of Victoria
Law Institute of Victoria -Family Law Section