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Williams + Hughes is a pre-eminent boutique Western Australian law firm delivering outstanding results in commercial law, commercial liitgation and dispute resolution for private businesses, public companies, and individuals.


Williams + Hughes is an independent Australian law firm establised more than 30 years ago.  We specialise in commercial law, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, and intellectual property advice registrations and enforcement. Williams + Hughes has earned a reputation for providing commercially astute legal advice.  We pride ourselves on excellence. Our clients include high net worth individuals, small to large businesses, private companies, ASX listed companies and multi-national groups.

Experience + Expertise | Pragmatic + Precise | Critical Thinking + Client Focus

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Our clients have direct access to experienced industry leading lawyers.   
Many of our lawyers have developed specialist expertise in key industries; meaning our clients have access to the individual expertise they need.

We take a broad team approach to our practice areas.  All of the lawyers in a practice area are available to work on any particular matter. 

Being the service provider of choice for many companies, family group enterprises and high net worth individuals means we understand the need for pragmatic and commercial advice, and what our clients want.

Experience + Expertise | Pragmatic + Precise | Critical Thinking + Client Focus

Focused expertise and experience

Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Commercial Law & Contracts
Commercial Law & Contracts
Intellectual Property, Information Technology & Software
Intellectual Property, Information Technology & Software

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The recent Court decision in Voller v Nationwide News Pty Ltd [2019] NSWSC 766 (the Voller case) highlights a danger inherent in using social media - social media publications invite comments from a wide variety of users, with a very real risk that some of those comments may convey a defam...

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The importance of minute taking at Board meetings was recently highlighted by the Financial Services Royal Commission.  The Governance Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors have collaborated to publish a Joint Statement of Board Minues (Joint Stateme...

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