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 can’t.

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

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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

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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

Caution required in interpreting strata lot boundaries

6 February 2024

In written reasons published over two and a half years after the original oral reasons were delivered, the State Administrative Tribunal has held that the use of the term “𝘴𝘭𝘒𝘣” to describe lower horizontal part-lot boundaries on a strata plan is otiose.

Privacy law changes are coming – is your business ready?

23 January 2024

This post looks at the Australian Government’s legislative agenda in the area of privacy law, based on proposed key reforms that have either been “agreed” or “agreed-in-principle” by the Government in response to the Privacy Act Review Report published in early 2023.

Rent reviews under retail shop leases

14 November 2023

This post explores the requirement under the retail tenancies legislation relating to single basis reviews, and the prohibition against the use of ratchet clauses in retail shop leases.

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