Paul Fletcher – Senior Principal


" I am focussed and innovative, dealing with pressing legal issues with a sense of urgency "

Paul is highly experienced in commercial/corporate law and commercial and tax litigation.  He quickly identifies and deals with the core issues of a legal problem.

Paul has an impressive track record in concluding transactions and in resolving disputes, resulting in a legacy of many satisfied clients.

Paul applies his experience gained in acting on both the front and back ends of commercial law issues, ie both as transactor and as a litigator, to a “whole of picture” approach that produces results.  He can approach legal issues from a number of angles, often formulating original solutions that maintain a solid grounding in commercial practicality.  He is up front in advising clients when he considers a particular legal course of action to be uncommercial / unwise.

Paul has particular expertise in complex tax disputes, acquisitions, corporate compliance and restructuring, environmental (including waste) law, intellectual property commercialisation, large scale property developments, building, construction & town planning disputes and foreign investment and Takeovers Panel matters.

Paul has strong working relationships with experienced barristers and consultants in Perth and interstate.  He has been a pro bono legal services provider to The Fiona Wood Foundation for many years (having been a longstanding Board member).

 

 

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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