Riaan Piek

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…

Mark Pendlebury

Fletcher Law is extremely pleased to welcome Mark Pendlebury as Principal, Commercial Litigation, from 1 July 2016. Mark joins us from Francis Burt Chambers where he was a Barrister for 13 years.  For over a decade before that he had been a Partner of Clayton Utz. Mark has extensive experience in commercial disputes, providing clear,…

Cyber security progress

For the past 10 months Fletcher Law has worked with Diamond Cyber as its pilot client to help develop and test their “Active Defence Program” (ADP). We have attained Bronze ADP accreditation. Diamond Cyber was founded by former Australian special forces personnel to provide the private sector with the discipline, governance and leadership in information…

Ben’s challenge

Fletcher Law Associate, Ben McPherson, along with a number of other Australian (or in this case Kiwi) men, including some at least mid-grade celebrities, has signed up for the Man Challenge. The Man Challenge is a 10 week online health and fitness program for men who need some gentle guidance and motivation to fit in…

Rahul Kumar joins

We are happy to announce that we have a new Principal, Rahul Kumar, who brings high calibre experience and skills in corporate and general commercial.

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Diary of a Commercial Lawyer Part 1 – The Pitfalls of Oral Contracts

7th November 2018

Reflecting on some 35 years of experience as a commercial lawyer, one thing in particular stands out: variety.  The extraordinary scope of the issues presented by clients to resolve. Apart from the fact there is nothing better than variety to keep your daily job interesting, 35 years of variables presented to you to deal with... read more

The SAT – reluctant interstate traveller

7th September 2018

Since its inauguration in 2005, the jurisdiction of the State Administrative Tribunal in Western Australia (SAT) has expanded exponentially to include more than 154 pieces of statutory legislation. The appeal of the SAT as a less complex, more informal, less procedurally stringent and expedited manner of dispute resolution has gained momentum and traction among the... read more

Planning approval conditions – are they valid?

24th August 2018

The recent decision of Deputy President, Judge Parry, of the State Administrative Tribunal in Prosser v City of Bunbury [2018] WASAT 41 reminds us of the importance for developers to scrutinise the planning approval conditions imposed, as one or more of the conditions may be unlawful. Local Government may impose various types of planning approval... read more