Our People

Dr Sam Bridgeford

IMG_1973emp180The principal of the firm is Dr Sam Bridgeford. Sam is accredited by the NSW Law Society as a specialist in Employment and Industrial Law and has over 20 years experience in the field.

Sam has worked for a national law firm as well as for a government department and employer association. He is currently a member of the Housing Industry Association’s NSW Legal and Industrial Relations Committee and is a regular presenter on employment law topics.

Qualifications:  Sam holds a Doctor of Juridical Studies from the University of Sydney, with his doctoral dissertation including a focus on OHS, employment and discrimination law. He has also previously lectured at the University of Sydney Law School.

…Sam has visited nearly every café in Manly twice over and takes his coffee seriously.

Kadie Wegenaar

KadieKadie was admitted to practice as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of NSW in 1998 and has also been admitted to the High Court of Australia.  Prior to joining Bridgeford & Associates in 2010, Kadie worked in the insurance litigation division of a national law firm and as in house counsel.  Her area of focus is now Employment and Industrial Law.

Qualifications: Kadie holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney.



Richard Solomons


Richard is an admitted solicitor with several years experience.
As of July 2021 he is engaged as a paralegal at Bridgeford & Associates.

Qualifications: Richard holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education from the University of New England, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Technology, Sydney.