Davies - O'Sullivan Davies
About Andrew and area of expertise
Andrew graduated from the University of Western Australia with a B. Juris and LLB and was subsequently admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia. Andrew has been practising Family Law for over 25 years and is an accredited Family Law Specialist.
Andrew has a particular interest in the specialised areas of complex financial settlements, Financial Agreements, International Family Law and asset tracing. This has involved him working with clients in many countries and in particular New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, India, South Africa, UK and USA. As a result of his involvement in these cases over many years, Andrew has established numerous contacts with lawyers and other professional advisors around the world who provide considerable assistance to his clients when seeking a final resolution to matrimonial disputes.
Andrew has presented numerous papers and lectures at state, national and international conferences and has been a guest lecturer at Murdoch University Law School. He is also a mediator, a fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, former Chair of the Family Law & Family Rights Section of LawAsia and current Chair of Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators.
Andrew is a Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
Bright - O'Sullivan Davies
About Sarah and area of expertise
After graduating with a Bachelor of Law and Arts (with distinction majoring in Political and International Studies) from Murdoch University in early 2007, Sarah joined O'Sullivan Davies to work in the paralegal section of the firm.
During her studies, Sarah worked for Minter Ellison Lawyers and gained international experience at the UK firm of Mustoe Shorter Solicitors. She also spent part of her legal studies at the University of Waterloo, Canada.
In 2005, Sarah was awarded a High Distinction for her paper "International Human Rights and Vedic Hinduism: Are there irreconcilable differences?" which was recommended for publication in the South Pacific Law Journal.
Karp - Karp Steedman
About Alan and area of expertise
Alan practices in the areas of general and commercial litigation, insolvency, banking and finance litigation, building and construction, and trade practices.
Alan draws on his experience as a barrister in South Africa where he conducted numerous trials as counsel, as well as on his many years as a solicitor in Western Australia, where he has acted as instructing solicitor in several significant trials in the Supreme Court and in the Federal Court on behalf of a wide range of clients, including banks and large, medium and small international and national corporations and individuals.
Alan holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law degrees, as well as a Master of Laws degree.
Ross-Adjie - Karp Steedman
About Eric and area of expertise
Eric practises in the areas of banking and finance, commercial property, general commercial, corporate, franchising and licensing law. Eric holds Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Western Australia.
Eric maintains a strong emphasis on endeavoring to resolve commercial disputes by means of alternative dispute resolution. He is an Associate Member of and an accredited Mediator with The Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia.
His clients include prominent financial institutions, property developers, national and international corporations, charitable institutions and medium to small businesses.
Eric also devotes time and energy to the Anglican Diocese of Perth as a Trustee and Deputy Chancellor.
Madden - Karp Steedman
About Lorraine and area of expertise
Lorraine offers her clients extensive commercial litigation and advocacy experience, having practiced both in Sydney and London before moving to Perth in 2000.
Lorraine's areas of expertise include: insurance litigation, occupational health & safety legislation, planning disputes and deceased estates. Her knowledge and experience has been used to successfully act for large corporations, and individuals in a diverse range of professions including law, medicine, insurance, accounting, engineering, and construction. Having practiced in the area of insurance litigation for many years, Lorraine is well placed to advise clients on policy issues.
Currently at KSRA, Lorraine is involved in a number of commercial disputes in Federal, Supreme and District Courts; as well as advising on matters relating to deceased estates, and defending prosecutions for breaches of occupational health and safety legislation and planning legislation.
Lorraine's love of animals sees her being actively involved with the RSPCA and other animal welfare groups. She regularly puts her skills to good use as the Western Australian pro-bono co-ordinator for the RSPCA.
Milner - Karp Steedman
About Greg and area of expertise
Greg practises in the property and commercial law division of the firm. Greg advises and represents public and private companies, property developers, charitable institutions, franchisors and individuals in a broad range of commercial matters.
Greg's primary areas of expertise include contractual disputes, property law, commercial and corporate advice, leasing, intellectual property and franchising. Greg also has experience in wills, strata title, trade practices law and a range of litigious matters.
Greg holds a Bachelor of Laws (with distinction) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia. Greg joined Karp Steedman Ross-Adjie in July 2006 and was appointed an Associate in October 2006.
Jonge - Karp Steedman
About Parisa and area of expertise
Parisa joined the firm in 2010 and made her presence felt with a bright personality, unwavering dedication to research and an impeccable attention to detail.
Parisa practices in the firm's general commercial litigation division dealing with Supreme, District and Magistrates Court matters and is on track to complete her re-qualification examinations early in 2012.
She earned her Bachelor of Laws from the internationally respected Essex University's School of Law before attending the prestigious College of Law in York.
Parisa started her career in the London office of a large American firm before qualifying as a solicitor with a national UK firm. She then moved to a boutique commercial practice in Manchester, where she became an associate. Her expertise includes corporate and personal insolvency, consumer credit litigation for national and multi-national corporations and insurance litigation.
Hall - Karp Steedman
About Christopher and area of expertise
Chris commenced as an articled clerk with the firm in January 2006 and has gained significant experience in both commercial and commercial litigation matters and proved himself to be a valuable addition to our team. Since being admitted to practise as a legal practitioner in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in February 2007, Chris has worked primarily in the firm's commercial team.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Murdoch University and a Bachelor of Nursing degree from Edith Cowan University, and was formerly employed as an operating room registered nurse at St John of God Hospital, Subiaco, specialising in neurosurgery.
Chris has a number of diverse interests outside of the law including travelling, mountain-biking and scuba-diving which compliments his ability to relate to and identify both legal and practical solutions for clients.
Trichilo - Karp Steedman
About Maria and area of expertise
Maria practises in the firm's general and commercial litigation division dealing primarily with Federal, Supreme and District Court matters.
Maria has been and continues to be involved in large scale Federal Court and Supreme Court litigation and practises in the areas of intellectual property law, banking and finance law, corporations law, property law and trade practices law.
Maria's client base comprises international and local corporations, businesses and individuals.
Maria graduated with first class honours from the University of Notre Dame in 2003. During her time at the University of Notre Dame, Maria was the recipient of the Vice Chancellors medal 2002 for the highest student under graduate in that year (across all faculties), and the recipient of the John Ralph Prize for the most outstanding under graduate in the graduating class of 2003 (across all faculties). Maria was also awarded the inaugural Russell Roberts Award for top student in International and Comparative Law.
Maria became an Associate of the firm on 31 October 2006.