Family and Criminal Lawyers in Perth, Western Australia
Contact us for dedicated, cost-effective legal solutions.
We have extensive experience in advising and representing clients in a broad range of legal matters in both State and Federal jurisdictions. These include:
- Family Law;
- Family Dispute Resolution;
- Criminal Law;
- Traffic Law; and
- Youth Criminal Law.
Our Principal, Daniel Chan, is also on the Legal Aid WA Practitioners Panel. He is able to accept grants of aid to act for clients who qualify for assistance in matters relating to Violence Restraining Orders (VRO); Criminal matters in the Magistrates Court and Other Indictable matters; Family Law; and Family Law Dispute Resolution.
Daniel Chan, Principal
Daniel is a Senior Practitioner based in Perth, Western Australia. He 'respects and acknowledges that he works on the land of and is surrounded by a sense of belonging, both ancient and contemporary, of the world's oldest living culture' 1.
Daniel is admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Western Australia, the Federal Court and the High Court of Australia. He is a Nationally Accredited Independent Children’s Lawyer representing children's interests in the Family Court and acting as a Separate Representative in Protection and Care proceedings in the Children’s Court.
Daniel is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia, The Criminal Lawyers Association of Western Australia, the Family Law Practitioners' Association of Western Australia, The Humanitarian Group, The Asian Australian Lawyers Association and is a member and was on the management committee of Murdoch University SCALES Community Legal Centre Inc from August 2014 to April 2018.
On 22 February 2018, Daniel was named the inaugural Asian Australian Lawyers Association Inc (WA) Young Lawyer of the Year. You can find out more about this event at Lawyers Weekly.
A short profile piece about Daniel appeared in the November 2015 edition of the Law Society of Western Australia's Brief magazine. You can read it here - Brief magazine - Lawyer on the street, November 2015.
In 2009 Daniel was co-winner of the Murdoch University Amnesty International Human Rights Prize for his work on this multi-media salute to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Flash Required).
Daniel is multi-lingual. He is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Chinese dialects including Cantonese and Hokkien. He also understands Bahasa Malaysia.
1 Debra Bennell, University of New England, Acknowledgement of Country.
John Chew, Associate (RP)
John is admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor in Western Australia.
He holds a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice; and Bachelor's degrees in Law (LLB) and Arts (BA) majoring in Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism.
Prior to practicing in Law, John served in the Singapore Police Force gaining valuable insights and experience in the dynamics of high conflict interactions and the crucial role of the justice system in the resolution of same.
Outside of work, John enjoys staying active through sports and spending quality time with his family.
Irwin Chambers, Level 3, 16 Irwin Street, Perth, Western Australia
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