Armstrong Legal’s Perth lawyers take pride in upholding the integrity of the justice system and supporting clients through difficult times whether this is in a
Our lawyers understand the importance of having the right lawyer supporting you and of being confident you understand all your options. They are committed to helping you achieve the best possible result and will regularly update you and empower you to make the best decisions.
From your first interaction with them, our lawyers will listen to your concerns and develop a strategy for your case. They will endeavour to resolve matters out of court wherever possible, keeping your costs to a minimum. Where court proceedings cannot be avoided, our lawyers will advocate for you professionally and effectively.
Dealing with the death of a loved one is never easy. The experience can be particularly trying when there are unresolved legal matters to sort out while you are grieving. Our Perth contested estates lawyers specialise in disputes arising from will and strive to provide a sensitive and compassionate legal service at this difficult time.
If you are considering contesting a will or challenging a will in Western Australia, a time limit applies so you need to act quickly to secure your entitlements. Our Perth contested estates lawyers have a long history in supporting clients and have established a great reputation in will challenges and contested estates law.
If you would like advice about contested estates contact our Perth lawyers today.
Armstrong Legal’s Corporate Crime lawyers provide advice and representation to clients dealing with ASIC offences, charges of bribery, environmental offences, money laundering and tax fraud. The penalties for corporate crime offences are severe, ranging from fines to imprisonment for individuals; the consequences can also be serious for the company involved.
If you or your company is facing corporate crime charges, contact our Perth lawyers on 1300 038 223.
Being charged with a criminal offence can be intimidating whether it’s a traffic offence, a drug offence or a violent or sexual offence. Criminal charges can lead to serious consequences such as fines and terms of imprisonment. You may also receive a criminal record, which may affect your future employment and travel opportunities.
Our Perth Criminal Lawyers advise clients at all stages in the criminal justice system from when the charges are first laid, through to your first court mention, bail application, a plea in mitigation or contested hearing as well as appeals. They deal with state and commonwealth offences and are experienced at representing both adults and juveniles
You’re in safe hands when our Perth Criminal Lawyers are on your side.
When a relationship breaks down there may be questions over child custody arrangements, property division and spousal maintenance. Armstrong Legal’s Family Lawyers can assist you with all the legal issues that flow from separation and reduce the stress associated with these difficult events.
Armstrong Legal’s Perth Family lawyers will thoroughly advise you so you understand all your options.
Some traffic offences are quite minor and can be dealt with by an op the spot fine. Others carry lengthy terms of imprisonment and can take months to be finalised in court. Common traffic offences include DUI, drink driving and driving while unlicensed, suspended or disqualified. Less common offences include causing death by dangerous driving, which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.
If you’ve been charged with a traffic offence, contact Armstrong Legal. Our Perth traffic lawyers will gather all the evidence they need to represent your case in the best possible light to the court, ensuring the magistrates is aware of every factor in your favour. Armstrong Legal’s Perth Traffic Lawyers have the knowledge and expertise to get you a favourable outcome with minimum impact on your future.
Our Perth Lawyers appear regularly in all Western Australian courts.
High Court of Australia Perth
The High Court of Australia hears a broad spectrum of cases across Family Law, Tax Law, Property Law and Criminal Law. It is the highest court and the last avenue of appeal against decisions of lower courts.
Supreme Court of Western Australia
The Supreme Court of Western Australia hears the most serious indictable offences such as murder and manslaughter. It also hears complex civil matters and civil matters where the amount is dispute is more than $750,000.
District Court of Western Australia
Magistrates Court of Western Australia
The Magistrates Court of Western Australia hears summary criminal matters, domestic violence applications and minor civil matters.
The Children’s Court hears summary criminal matters involving defendants who are aged under 18 and protection and care matters.
Family Court of Western Australia
Western Australia has a different family law system to the rest of Australia. The state has had its own family court since 1976 after the passing of the Family Court Act 1975, while the rest of the country uses a federal family court system.
Family Law matters are heard in the Family Court of Western Australia.
Bruce Heathershaw - Senior Associate - Perth
Bruce Heathershaw has been practicing law for over 30 years and is an Accredited Family Law Specialist. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws and has been admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor by the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia. Bruce practised in Victoria for many years, appearing in various jurisdictions, including the…Read More
Romana Simic - Senior Associate - Perth
Romana Simic has practiced in family law for over 8 years. During that time, Romana has gained considerable experience representing clients across a broad range of family law disputes and providing advice at all stages of a matter from pre action procedures through to dispute resolution, mediation and litigation. Romana’s no-nonsense and commercial approach to advice and representation often results in her clients avoiding unnecessary delay and the emotional and…Read More
Susana Farate - Senior Associate - Perth
Susana has experience in complex legal matters and manages difficult cases involving serious indictable offences such as murder, sexual offences and trafficable drugs offences. She is skilled at giving legal advice in relation to trial matters, and also appears as counsel at trial and in sentencing matters, achieving good outcomes on behalf of clients in higher courts for serious offences. Susana’s personable and friendly nature has meant that she has…Read More
Rebecca Walker - Associate - Perth
Rebecca Walker graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2015 with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (Environmental Studies). During her time at University, Rebecca achieved first prize in the Trial Advocacy unit and represented her law school at Australasian competitions for mooting and trial advocacy. In 2016, Rebecca completed her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the College of Law in Perth and in September…Read More
Courtney Ashton - Solicitor - Perth
Courtney holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Criminology and Justice from Edith Cowan University and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law. Courtney is a dedicated practitioner who enjoys a challenge and has competently completed many traffic and summary jurisdiction matters. Courtney enjoys advocacy and has appeared in a number of drink driving, assault and serious traffic matters including reckless and dangerous driving.…Read More
Lisa Riley - Solicitor - Perth
Lisa holds a Bachelor of Laws from Murdoch University and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law. She was admitted in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2018. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Counselling with advanced majors in Addiction and Effective Parenting from the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors. Lisa’s background and qualifications in Counselling allow Lisa to work diligently and compassionately with…Read More
Stacey Byrne - Solicitor - Perth
Stacey Byrne holds a Bachelor of Laws with Distinction from Murdoch University and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law. Stacey was admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in May 2018. Following admission to practice, Stacey worked exclusively in Family Law and was adept at negotiating settlements and at Family Court litigation. Since joining Armstrong Legal, Stacey has developed a passion…Read More
WHERE TO NEXT?
Taking the next step and contacting a family lawyer can be scary. Our lawyers will make you feel comfortable so you can talk about your situation. But first, ask yourself, Do I really need a lawyer?