The Williams + Hughes Team

Matthew Lenhoff

Senior Associate


  • Corporate & Business Litigation
  • Employment Law and Service Contracts
  • Civil Litigation & Trusts Disputes
  • Insolvency
  • Construction Disputes & Litigation
  • Property & Leasing Disputes
  • Trade Practices & Australian Consumer Law
  • Employment & Industrial Relations

Matthew has more than nine years of experience as a litigation and dispute resolution lawyer. He has experience in a wide range of commercial matters including contract disputes, Corporations Act matters, property and lease disputes, consumer and competition law, and insolvency matters (including representing clients in winding-up and bankruptcy applications and advising on preference payments, uncommercial transactions claims and the recovery of assets). Matthew advocates strategies that obtain the best commercial outcome for his clients while maintaining a focus on providing cost-effective and pragmatic advice. 

Matthew has had significant experience in building and construction disputes including preparing and responding to adjudication applications and representing clients in arbitration hearings. Matthew has appeared in all superior State and Federal Courts.

Recent matters Matthew has managed include:

  • shareholder action against an ASX listed company for access to inspect the company's books and records
  • representing a major property developer in a complex construction dispute involving claims against the superintendent and head-contractor with concurrent proceedings in the District and Supreme Court
  • representing a minority shareholder of a family company in Supreme Court proceedings which successfully ended with a court ordered buyout  
  • pursuing guarantors of a company loan in Supreme Court proceedings and obtaining freezing orders over various assets
  • successful multi-day arbitration regarding a HIA contract dispute against a building company 
  • acting for a subcontractor at the Fiona Stanley Hospital development in two successful Construction Contract Act adjudications

Matthew is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia and is based in our West Perth office. When not in the office Matthew enjoys travelling, the beach and outdoor activities, and pub quizzes.

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