Civic Legal is a leading boutique firm in Western Australia. We bring clarity to the key legal issues arising in the commercial, insurance, and local government sectors.
Our culture is approachable and open, and we pursue excellence in all we do. Although we are large enough to provide a swift turnaround of work across a wide range of expertise, we are small enough to ensure senior, experienced lawyers handle your projects. We are nimble and responsive, without the bureaucracy and impersonal culture found at many big law firms. Our membership in Ally Law means you have access to legal expertise around the world.
Our most notable practices include senior lawyers who counsel clients as follows:
Our Corporate & Commercial team assists clients in industries such as the financial sector, mining services, property development, manufacturing, insurance, and construction. We act on a variety of corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions of businesses, with the practice also involved in drafting a broad range of contracts, including, but not limited to shareholder agreements, debentures, convertible note documentation, and other securitizations of loan finance.
Our Dispute Resolution practice advises on a wide range of contentious matters and represents in negotiation, mediation, and arbitration as well as in legal proceedings in all courts and tribunals in Western Australia. We have expertise in commercial litigation, construction litigation, and assorted civil litigation, including, but not limited to group actions.
Our Local Government practice has been the provider of choice for more than 70 regional and metropolitan local governments in Western Australia. It holds some 15% of market share for legal services to local governments in this State. We work with local governing authorities to provide clear, pragmatic advice that helps them make decisions, adopt policies and procedures, take action, and document positions. Civic Legal carries the seal of approval of the Western Australia Local Government Association because of its “preferred supplier” status. Our pre-eminence gives us a strong awareness, insight, and sensitivity to the local government’s needs and concerns.
Our Property, Planning & Environment team has experience in complex property developments including broadacre subdivisions, multiple strata, and mixed-use developments. We also handle large single-lot transactions and associated issues such as easements, restrictive covenants, issuing new titles, and represent clients in the State Administrative Tribunal on planning, building, and environmental matters. We also undertake a wide range of leasing matters, whether simple or complex.
Our Insurance & Risk Management team works with insurers and reinsurers, Australian companies and multinationals, independent contractors and providers of professional services, and private individuals. We handle a broad range of insurance issues including, commercial risk management, indemnity and insurance clause advice, professional risk, construction and other workplace claims, workers’ compensation claims and defense advice and insurance litigation, including class actions.
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