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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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Keeping your financials “off the record”: from 1 July 2019 fewer companies need to lodge their financial accounts with ASIC

Recent changes to the Corporations Act 2001 remove the need for many companies to lodge annual financial accounts with ASIC. With effect from 1 July 2019, the criteria in the Corporations Act 2001 for classification as a “large proprietary company” have been changed. The revenue, asse...

Minimum wage increase to apply in Australia from 1 July 2019

All employers should be aware of the Fair Work Commission's (FWC's) decision regarding the 2018/2019 annual wage review. The FWC announced a 3% increase from the first full day period on or after 1 July 2019 to the: national minimum wage which will increase to $740.80 per week or $1...

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