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  • Dean Hely is the managing partner of Lavan.

Welcome to Lavan

Lavan is an independent, Western Australian law firm with 23 partners. Since its launch on 3 April 2006, Lavan has built a reputation as one of the most innovative legal services firms in Australia. Prior to 2006, the firm has a 120 year history under the names Phillips Fox, Lavan Solomon and Lavan & Walsh.

We value our commitment to Western Australia. We bring specialised local knowledge, local networks and a firsthand understanding of the Western Australian business community.

We are a full service firm. Our lawyers regularly provide legal advice to the banking, construction, corporate, electricity, energy, environment, family law, finance, gas, government, hospitality, infrastructure, insolvency, media, mining, oil, planning, property, reconstruction, resources, sports and tourism sectors.

Our litigation team is one of the largest in private practice in Western Australia.

We strive to be more than technically proficient lawyers. We offer our clients a pragmatic business focus and real life understanding of the law that ensures we deliver the most appropriate, practical and effective advice.

We believe that our people are one of our most valuable assets. We are committed to creating a culture that is supportive and sociable, that values learning and celebrates each individual’s contribution to our overall success.


Lavan has a steadfast commitment to our strategic objectives – positioning ourselves as:

• a modern, independent and innovative Western Australian law firm with major clients across a range of key sectors;
• a pre-eminent firm in litigation;
• a specialist in the Western Australian energy, mining and resources sectors; and
• committed to our clients, our community partners and our people.

As part of this planned strategy, over the next decade and beyond, Lavan will expand its corporate, resources and energy practices, continue to develop its very strong litigation practice and continue to grow its traditional practice areas – banking, finance, insolvency, reconstruction, property, planning and construction.

We are dedicated to maintaining a unique approach to client service and to building a strong culture of legal excellence balanced with meaningful relationships with our clients, our community partners and our team.

We work with many of Australia’s largest organisations including Westpac Banking Corporation, St.George Bank, National Australia Bank, HSBC Bank Australia, Water Corporation, LandCorp and Seven West Media.

We have established ethics and pro bono committees. Our reason for establishing these committees is to ensure we maintain the highest levels of integrity and continue to act as a ‘good corporate citizen’.


At Lavan we seek to be excellent problem solvers and in order to do so, we cannot afford to live in a cloistered environment separate or remote from the real world.

We seek to be a firm which is admired not only for its legal skills but for its contribution to the broader community and for its understanding of the wider issues that confront that community.

We proudly support:
• Autism West
• Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia
• Fremantle Press
• Manna
• Marr Mooditj
• Reconciliation Australia
• Riding for the Disabled Association of Western Australia
• Room to Read
• Breast Cancer Care WA
• Shine
• Starlight Children’s Foundation
• Surf Life Saving Western Australia
• Telethon
• The Centre for Cerebral Palsy
• The Esther Foundation
• The Fiona Wood Foundation
• The Rottnest Channel Swim
• The Salvation Army
• World Vision
• Youth Focus


The Quadrant, 1 William Street
Perth, WA 6000
Phone: +61 8 9288 6000
Fax: +61 8 9288 6001



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Areas of Law

  • Commercial
  • Family Law
  • Property & Conveyancing
  • Wills & Estates
  • Administrative Law
  • Aged Care
  • Agriculture
  • Arbitration and Dispute
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Building & Construction
  • Building Contracts
  • Business Law
  • Civil Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Clubs & Associations
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Common Law
  • Compensation Law
  • Competition/Trade Practices
  • Confidential Info/Trade Secrets
  • Conflict resolution
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction
  • Contract Law
  • Copyright
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Law
  • Corporations Act
  • De facto Law
  • Debt Recovery
  • Defamation
  • Directors Duties
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental
  • family dispute resolution
  • Federal Court
  • Finance
  • Gaming
  • Immigration Law
  • Industrial Relations
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Joint Ventures
  • Land & Environment
  • Land Acquisition/Compen
  • Land Development
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Leases
  • Liquor Licensing
  • Media Law
  • Mediation
  • Mining
  • Mortgage & Securities
  • Native Title/Land rights
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Patent Law
  • Planning Law
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Property & Land Law
  • Property Development
  • Property Settlements - Complex
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Strata Title
  • Taxation Law
  • Trade Practices
  • Trademarks
  • Trusts
  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Wills & Estates - Disputed
  • Workers Compensation
  • Workplace Law

Special Qualities

  • Multilingual - English
  • Multilingual - Afrikaans
  • Multilingual - German
  • Multilingual - Greek
  • Multilingual - Spanish
  • Multilingual - French
  • Multilingual - Croatian
  • Multilingual - Indonesian
  • Multilingual - Italian
  • Multilingual - Hebrew
  • Multilingual - Latin
  • Multilingual - Malay
  • Multilingual - Dutch
  • Multilingual - Russian
  • Multilingual - Chinese

Contact Us

You are welcome to contact to discuss your matter and find out how we can help you.


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