About

We are a Perth, CBD-based commercial law practice.

Unlike other highly-departmentalised law firms, our principals have experience across a broad cross-section of practice areas.

This allows us to see the larger picture where other lawyers canโ€™t.

We take pride in our ability to accurately triage complex legal challenges, and put in place effective strategies to meet them.

We also embrace new technologies and thinking to provide our services in a cost effective way, including alternative billing models.

Our overriding focus is to provide our clients with timely and commercially-minded advice that they can understand and use.

We are one of only a handful of small firms to regularly feature in recent Doyle's Guide listings of Leading Property & Real Estate Law Firms in Western Australia, having now been ranked in those listings for five consecutive years from 2020 to 2024. We have also achieved previous recognition in the Business News 2019 Rising Stars Awards, as runner-up in the professional services category.

Expertise in the areas of property, construction, insolvency, litigation and dispute resolution, and business and commercial law.

People

Michael Stork

Principal

Shannon Davies

Principal

Ben McPherson

Special Counsel

Travis Colli

Associate

Darcy Wortley

Legal Support

Kate Rose

Operations Manager

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Expertise

Property

  • Commercial property acquisitions and divestments (including due diligence)
  • Office, industrial, and retail leasing
  • Property developments
  • Strata titles advice
  • Secured lending (including mortgages)
  • Caveats
  • Easements and restrictive covenants
  • General property law advice

Commercial

  • Business acquisitions and divestments
  • Shareholder and unitholder agreements
  • Franchising
  • Hospitality and events
  • Intellectual property
  • Start-ups and e-commerce
  • Data and privacy
  • PPSA compliance
  • Construction contracts
  • General employment law

Disputes

  • Property-related disputes and litigation (including State Administrative Tribunal proceedings)
  • General commercial and business disputes and litigation
  • Construction disputes and litigation
    (including construction contract adjudications)
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy matters
  • Debt recovery

Our overriding focus is to provide our clients with timely and commercially-minded advice that they can understand and use.

Latest News / Insights

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Our collaborative presentation with Moore Australia on GST and commercial real estate

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Commercial leases and the false economy of doing it yourself

A recent decision of the State Administrative Tribunal has highlighted the dual risks of using off-the-shelf downloadable templates for commercial leases and failing to obtain proper legal advice. The case also demonstrates the pitfalls of self-managing commercial property, particularly in the context of highly regulated retail assets.

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Stork Davies acts on $10M sale of Collie Central Shopping Centre

Stork Davies Legal Advisors is pleased to have acted for a private seller on the $10M divestment of Collie Central, a neighbourhood retail shopping centre occupying a substantial landholding and positioned in the centre of Collie.

Contact

Stork Davies Legal Advisors

Level 10, 109 St Georges Terrace
PERTH WA 6000
AUSTRALIA

Email: mailroom@storkdavies.com.au
Telephone: +61 8 6214 0095
Facsimile: +61 8 6214 0094

Office hours: 8:30am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday