GREG SOLOMON

GREG SOLOMON - LLB

Managing Partner

Greg has had extensive experience both in Australia and on various overseas projects in a wide range of areas relating to resources, property, commercial and corporate law.

His work in all these areas during the past 40 years has covered many major matters and has involved a very wide range of international, national, government and local clients.

In addition, Greg has continuously, over the past 30 years, been an executive director of various public companies with both Australian and overseas operations, and has extensive experience of a far broader nature than merely provision of legal services, in relation to strategic planning and other issues commonly considered by boards of directors.

Greg has also served as both a trustee and solicitor for the SAS Resources Fund and its associated Trusts since their establishment in 1996.

DOUG SOLOMON

DOUG SOLOMON - LLB (Hons), B Juris

Partner Commercial / Litigation

Doug has had extensive experience in many areas of law including real property, property development law, strata titles law, conveyancing and settlements, finance and securities, leasing, planning and environmental law, corporations law and business associations, commercial law, construction law, commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution, contract law, statutory interpretation, franchising, administrative law, recoveries, insolvency, trusts, trade practices and competition and consumer law, insurance and torts law, public and professional liability and general legal services.

His work in all these areas has covered many major commercial and litigious matters and has involved a very wide range of international, national, governmental and local clients. Doug has acted and continues to act as a director of a number of public companies.

Doug has appeared as counsel in all Western Australian and federal courts (including the High Court) and tribunals on a very wide range of commercial and other litigation matters.

MARK BLUNDELL

MARK BLUNDELL - LLB, B Juris

Partner Litigation

Mark has extensive experience practising in commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He has represented clients chiefly in a broad range of commercial and corporate disputes, including in the areas of trade practices, negligence (predominantly professional negligence), insurance, equity, insolvency, Corporations Act matters, and intellectual property. He also practises widely in the area of estate litigation.

Mark represents clients principally in complex litigation in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the Federal Court. He is admitted to practice in all jurisdictions in Western Australia and in the federal courts of Australia.

Mark is a qualified mediator noted on the Mediator Standards Board’s Register of Nationally Accredited Mediators. He has been appointed to the Law Society of Western Australia’s Panel of Mediators, and has been a member of that society’s Alternative Disputes Committee for a number of years.

DAVID MARSH

DAVID MARSH - LLB, Professional Certificate in Arbitration

Partner Litigation
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David has had extensive experience in construction and engineering law, professional liability, contract mining, administrative law, arbitrations, joint ventures, occupational health & safety, and resources project development generally.

His work in these areas has covered many significant and diverse matters within Australia and overseas. In acting on the Murrin Murrin arbitration from 2000 to 2004 he was involved in one of the biggest disputes ever conducted in Australia. His clients have included major engineering and construction contractors, major Australian mining companies, defence contractors, insurance companies and government bodies.

David has also appeared as counsel in all Western Australian courts, the Federal Court and in a number of domestic and international arbitrations. He has also managed litigation in the High Court of England and Wales. He holds a Professional Certificate in Arbitration from the University of Adelaide, was the State President of the Western Australian Branch of AMPLA Ltd from 2008 to 2011, and President of AMPLA for the year 2014/2015.

MICHELLE HAWKSLEY

MICHELLE HAWKSLEY - LLB (Hons) BEcon

Partner Commercial

Michelle has had extensive experience in the areas of corporations law (including ASX listings, fundraisings – initial public offerings and non‑renounceable and renounceable rights issues – corporate restructures, corporate compliance, shareholders agreements and notices of meeting), acquisitions and divestments of companies and businesses, real property law (including the drafting and negotiation of industrial and commercial leases, land sales and purchase agreements and building contracts), contract law, general commercial law, statutory interpretation and goods and services tax.

Her work in all these areas has covered many major matters and has involved a very wide range of international, national, government and local clients and various ASX listed companies.

Michelle also serves as both a trustee and solicitor for the SAS Resources Fund and its associated Trusts.

TOBY NICHOLLS

TOBY NICHOLLS - LLB, BEc (Hons)

Partner Commercial

Toby has substantial experience in real property and commercial law (including acquisitions and sales, commercial and industrial leasing, building contracts, strata titles and subdivisions), environmental and planning law, and general contract law. He also has significant experience in providing advice and drafting documentation for estate and succession planning, as well as practising in estate matters covering probate (both contentious and non-contentious matters) and family provision claims.

Toby provides legal services to a wide range of national, government and local clients.

CHRIS WILLIAMS

CHRIS WILLIAMS - LLB, BCom

Partner Litigation

Chris has experience in a wide range of commercial litigation matters. Chris has acted in a wide range of matters involving contract, real and personal property, sales of land, corporations, insolvency (corporate insolvency and personal bankruptcy), mortgages and securities, trade practices (including misleading or deceptive conduct and competition law), equity (including unconscionable conduct and fiduciary duties), town planning, torts (including negligence) law and the interpretation of various statutes.

In addition to providing advice, Chris has acted (both as solicitor and as counsel) in proceedings in various Western Australian and Federal Courts and Tribunals and in alternative dispute resolution (e.g. mediation and arbitration) procedures.

ADAM ROBERTS

ADAM ROBERTS - LLB, BCom

Senior Associate

Adam has experience in a broad range of commercial litigation matters, having acted for individuals, companies and their directors, in respect of contractual claims, misleading or deceptive conduct matters, partnership disputes, insurance matters, Corporations Act matters, Construction Contracts Act matters, and equitable actions such as breach of fiduciary duties and unconscionability.

Adam has dealt with a range of complex matters and represented clients in all Western Australian courts, the Federal Court and the High Court.

KATE PRICE

KATE PRICE - LLB (Dist), BCom

Senior Associate

Kate commenced her career practising in commercial litigation before transitioning exclusively to front-end commercial law.  The insights Kate gained from her broad-based commercial litigation and disputes experience now complement her commercial work.

Kate has experience in a wide range of commercial and corporate matters.  Her predominant area of practice is real estate, with a focus on property acquisitions and divestments and the drafting and negotiation of leases (retail, office, industrial and general commercial).  Kate also has experience in business sales and purchases, PPSR matters, option agreements, corporations law (including non-renounceable and renounceable rights issues and shareholders agreements) and other general commercial and corporate law matters.

 

VERONICA BURNS

VERONICA BURNS - LLB (Dist)

Senior Associate

Veronica represents clients primarily in all levels of Courts in Western Australia and is admitted to practice in all jurisdictions in Western Australia and the Federal Courts of Australia. Her clients include local companies, national companies and private individuals.

Veronica practises in the area of commercial litigation and dispute resolution. She represents clients in a broad range of commercial dispute including matters concerning issues of insolvency and bankruptcy, trade practices and competition and consumer law claims, statutory interpretation, real property disputes, estate disputes and general debt recovery.

GIUSEPPE ZAGARI

GIUSEPPE ZAGARI - LLB (Dist), BEc

Associate

Giuseppe practices primarily in litigation with a focus on business and property related disputes, and has provided clients with advice and representation in regard to asset recovery, real estate, leasing, mining, insurance, construction, bankruptcy, shareholder and director matters.  He also has extensive experience in contentious and non-contentious wills and estates matters.

Giuseppe is frequently involved in complex proceedings both at trial and on appeal, and in alternative dispute resolution.

JIM ZEAKIS

JIM ZEAKIS - LLB (Dist), BCom

Associate

Jim has represented clients involved in commercial disputes across a broad range of areas, including construction and contract law, competition and consumer law, statutory interpretation, insolvency and bankruptcy, trusts, torts, leasing, franchising, real property and strata titles, and debt recovery.

Jim has acted on behalf of individuals and companies involved in matters in all Western Australian courts, the Federal Court and the State Administrative Tribunal. His prior insight as a judge’s associate at the Supreme Court of Western Australia complements his advice to clients.

ALEKSANDAR VUKSIC

ALEKSANDAR VUKSIC - BSc (Hons), JD

Solicitor

Aleksandar joined Solomon Brothers in 2018 and, in that time, he has represented clients in all levels of courts in Western Australia and the Federal Court of Australia, and been involved in construction contract claims.  His clients include international and national companies, local companies and private individuals.

Aleksandar’s previous experience working as an environmental consultant in the Australian resource industry, and the insights gained during this time, allows him to more effectively assist clients seeking advice on a range of resource and construction law issues.

In addition to his practice in construction, Aleksandar has been involved in a variety of disputes with respect to contract law, property law, and insolvency and bankruptcy. Aleksandar also speaks conversational Croatian and Serbian.

MAHA ABWEH

MAHA ABWEH - LLB, BCom

Solicitor

Maha has represented clients in a variety of construction disputes, including delay construction claims and variation disputes, as well as defect liability claims. In doing so, Maha has been involved in proceedings in all Western Australia courts, the Federal Court of Australia, construction contract claims and expert determinations. She has also been involved with the defending of building and construction prosecutions.

In addition to her practice in construction, Maha has been involved in a variety of disputes with respect to property law, insolvency and bankruptcy. Maha also speaks conversational Arabic.

KAREN COGOLI

KAREN COGOLI - MBA

Practice Manager

Karen has over 25 years of experience in the legal industry. Her role as practice manager encompasses office management, professional development and compliance, policy and procedure development and management, human resource management, firm finance, budgeting and operations, resource management, and business development and management.

In addition to her management role, Karen also has over 15 years experience as a para-legal and manages her own legal recovery and mortgage recovery matters.

Karen is focussed on staff and client satisfaction. She aims to provide staff with a flexible yet efficient working environment, and is always looking at ways to improve firm technologies and employee satisfaction, which ultimately results in better service for our clients.

MICHELLE MOULTON

MICHELLE MOULTON

Settlements Manager

Michelle joined Solomon Brothers in December 2003, but has been in the conveyancing industry since 1997, having previously worked at a busy settlement agent practice and in a legal settlements section, largely arranging settlements for both the seller and purchaser, preparing bank mortgage and attending to settlement of financial transactions.

Michelle obtained her Real Estate Settlement Agent’s License in 2005 and manages our settlements team. She has significant experience in residential, rural, commercial and related party settlements, including some of Perth’s largest subdivisions and off-the-plan sales.

Michelle has built a strong client base and consistently receives repeat business and referrals from satisfied customers. Michelle also receives many referrals from Real Estate Agents and Finance Brokers, who are more than satisfied with the effort and lengths Michelle is prepared to go to in order to “get the job done”.

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