Riaan Piek

Riaan PiekIntroducing Riaan Piek, Litigation Counsel, who recently joined the firm to bolster Fletcher Law’s expanding litigation capacity with his 20 years’ experience as a lawyer advising on risk and the prevention, minimisation, control, balance and management of its consequences.

Whilst Riaan has been a commercial litigator for most of his professional life, he has a particularly strong background in directors’ liability, construction, specialist insurance and professional indemnity disputes, as well as business formation and management experience.

Riaan was recognised by Doyle’s Guide to Leading Lawyers in the preeminent category of professional indemnity lawyers in 2016 for principally defending claims arising from professional negligence against engineers, builders, architects, real estate agents, accountants, financial advisors and insurance brokers.

Doyle’s also listed him in the leading category for public liability law, and his experience further includes claims against directors and officers, management liability, pursuing subrogated recovery claims for property damage, business interruption losses and those arising from product liability.

Riaan is eager to assist the firm’s clients in efficiently resolving their commercial disputes, whether by way of litigation or informal resolution.

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Riaan Piek

26th March 2018

Introducing Riaan Piek, Litigation Counsel, who recently joined the firm to bolster Fletcher Law’s expanding litigation capacity with his 20 years’ experience as a lawyer advising on risk and the prevention, minimisation, control, balance and management of its consequences. Whilst Riaan has been a commercial litigator for most of his professional life, he has a... read more

Conducting business as a partnership

23rd March 2018

What is a partnership? A partnership is the relationship which exists between “persons” (see below) who carry on a business in common with a view to profit. In Western Australia, partnerships are governed by the Partnership Act 1895. There are two types of partnerships, “general” and “limited”. A general partnership is one in which all... read more

I just want to get paid!

20th March 2018

Fletcher Law receives a substantial number of enquiries from subcontractors, in the construction industry, about delayed or non-payment for works completed on construction projects. This is at a time when news about construction companies running into financial problems, leaving unpaid subcontractors in precarious positions, is all too common. The delayed payment or non-payment of accounts... read more