Our Profile

Williams + Hughes is an independent Western Australian law firm specialising in business and commercial law and commercial litigation and dispute resolution, with a strong focus on company advice, M&A deals, mining and resources, software and IP, insolvency, construction and property matters. We act for stock exchange listed and private companies, businesses and private individuals located across Australia and overseas. 

With a well established reputation for delivering outstanding results through the provision of innovative, strategic and commercially astute legal advice, Williams + Hughes attracts a wide range of quality work from the resources sector and beyond. Our clients include high net worth individuals, small to large businesses, private companies, public listed companies and multi-national groups. We are also experienced in advising international clients investing in Australia with expertise in all aspects of establishing and maintaining businesses across a range of industries. 

What our clients appreciate and keep coming back for is our pragmatic approach and positive outcomes. We deliver commercially realistic solutions tailored to provide the best possible results for our clients.

Williams + Hughes’ primary focus is commercial work, providing services in the commercial and corporate law, resources, estate and succession planning, commercial litigation, intellectual property, trademarks, domain names and dispute resolution fields. We operate in all civil and commercial jurisdictions and are particularly active in the Federal and Supreme Courts.

Although this focus means that we do not deal with family law, criminal, motor vehicle injury, workers' compensation or personal injury matters, we maintain a wide range of contacts with other legal practices who specialise in those areas to whom we can refer.

Our Story

Williams + Hughes was established in 1986 as a boutique commercial law firm concentrating on the areas of corporate, business, resources and property law. The practice attracted a wide range of quality work and grew steadily.

From 1990 the practice expanded to develop a strong commercial litigation section. As the practice has grown its primary focus has remained on commercial work, providing services in the commercial and corporate law, resources, commercial litigation, intellectual property, trademarks and dispute resolution fields. 

In 2008 we opened a branch office in the regional mid-west city of Geraldton. In 2013 we expanded the Geraldton practice by purchasing the Geraldton law firm Altorfer & Stow.  Our Geraldton office provides the same range of services as our Perth office. Our Paralegal regularly visits the regional city of Carnarvon to service clients there. In 2013 we purchased and .

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