Background

A high quality, service orientated law firm.

Commercial law firm Perth office

Paul Fletcher and Alex Fletcher formed “Paul Fletcher & Co. Commercial Lawyers” in January 2011 in Western Australia.  The firm rebranded as Fletcher Law on its 3 year anniversary in January 2014.

Paul Fletcher has been a leading Perth commercial lawyer since 1985.  Paul started his professional career as a Legal Officer at the Australian Taxation Office.  He moved into private practice as a tax specialist at a national law firm.

He became a founding partner in the late 1980s of what grew to be a mid-sized commercial and litigation law firm in Perth.  Paul headed the commercial department of that firm while also practising in litigation.

After working in London and Edinburgh on high value corporate transactions, Alex Fletcher returned to Perth in 2009 and joined Paul.  They quickly established a good working relationship and decided to combine their legal and business experience to start a progressive boutique commercial law firm.

 

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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

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