08 8161 5088 mail@msmlegal.com.au
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Catherine Follett


08 8161 5088

Languages: English, French, Portugese

Links: LinkedIn

Practice Areas

  • Migration & Citizenship
  • Wills & Estates

Catherine began her career as a Judge’s Associate in 1996 following which she worked for the Attorney General’s Department for 4 years.

In 2001, Catherine moved to private practice focusing on criminal defence. Catherine moved to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic in 2005, spending two years as the Immigration Manager for the Australian Embassy in Vientiane.

From 2009, Catherine was Country Manager of the Lao office of McDonald Steed McGrath Lawyers, where she remained working in the Mining & Energy sector before returning to Australia in 2013. Catherine continued to work for McDonald Steed McGrath out of its Adelaide office covering commercial, resources and immigration law.

In 2017, Catherine became owner and Director of MSM Legal.

Catherine now focusses on the on the full range of immigration law issues for both corporate and individual clients at primary application stage and at appeal. Catherine was named a leading immigration lawyer in Doyle’s Guide 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Catherine leads MSM Legal’s Wills & Estates practice and advises on drafting wills and other testamentary documents as well as contested estates.



  • Law Society of South Australia
  • Migration Institute of Australia
  • Women Lawyers Association
  • Women At The Table
  • Former President, YMCA Walkerville
  • Former Board Member, YMCA Australia


  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Adelaide
  • Graduate Certificate of Legal Practice, University of South Australia
  • Masters of Public and International Law, University of Melbourne
  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Law (Wills & Estates), College of Law
  • Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of South Australia
  • Admitted to the Register of Practitioners of the High Court of Australia