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Encroachments & boundary issues
13 Jul 2022

Director, Murray Thornhill, and Lawyer, Julia McCullagh, in our Dispute Resolution team have outlined encroachments & boundary issues.  What are my rights if my neighbours are undertaking building […]

Appeals from the Minor Cases Division of the Magistrates Court – Traps for the Unwary
30 Jun 2022

Special Counsel, Blair Campbell, in our Dispute Resolution team outlines the not so appealing issues with civil appeals from the Magistrates Court. While the right of appeal can […]

Registered Builders | Plumbers | Painters
24 Jun 2022

Director, Murray Thornhill, and Associate, Patrick Beilby, in our Dispute Resolution team have highlighted that parties wishing to resolve complex building disputes now face projected 4-year delays before […]

Contracts awarded under tender – possible disputes
21 Jun 2022

Director, Murray Thornhill, and Lawyer, Julia McCullagh, in our Dispute Resolution team have outlined contracts awarded under tender (part 2) for local governments.  Following on from the most […]

Tendering and Contractual Liability for Local Governments
31 May 2022

Director, Murray Thornhill, and Lawyer, Julia McCullagh, in our Dispute Resolution team has outlined tendering & contractual liability for local governments. Tendering & contractual liability for local governments […]

Do not ignore a Statutory Demand!
9 May 2022

 Special Counsel, Blair Campbell, in our Dispute Resolution team outlines statutory demands and what to do if you receive a statutory demand.   Do not ignore a statutory demand! […]

Next step in WA’s work health and safety reforms – the new work health and safety regulations
21 Mar 2022

Senior Associate, Gemma Wheeler – Carver, and Lawyer, Kai Yuin Yeo, in our Employment and  Dispute Resolution teams have outlined the new work health and safety laws that […]

Board responsibilities and director duties
25 Jan 2022

Director, Murray Thornhill, and Special Counsel, Blair Campbell, in our Dispute Resolution team outline the main responsibilities of a company director.  The directors of a company – collectively […]

Smooth Succession | Business News
20 Dec 2021

HHG Legal Group Special Counsel, Janene Bon, and Director, Murray Thornhill, have featured in Business News discussing the importance for businesses to have a Succession Plan.  According to figures […]

Mandatory Vaccinations and the Building Industry
3 Dec 2021

The introduction on Monday 29 November 2021 (subsequently replaced by directions released on 2 December 2021) the latest government vaccination directions has serious implications for those in the […]

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree: A Festive Party Guide for Employees
30 Nov 2021

The festive season is here and Murray Thornhill, Director, and Gemma Wheeler-Carver, Associate in our Dispute Resolution and Employment Law teams have prepared this guide to help ensure […]

Contractors and Principals: consult professionals to manage uncertainty
29 Nov 2021

  The reported 3.8% surge in home building and renovation costs in 2021’s third quarter stands in clear contrast to the 0.8% increase in the prior quarter. Indeed, […]

Know your Counterparty: The Power of Public Searches
16 Nov 2021

Whether you are deciding if you should form a new business relationship or if you should cut your losses at the end of one, it is important to […]

Consultants: take care (of yourselves). Insurers don’t always know best.
9 Nov 2021

Exposure to liability is high for engineers and other professional consultants to the civil and construction industries. In fact, professional service providers have the second highest standard of […]

Time to revisit Financial Agreements | Business News
8 Nov 2021

HHG Legal Group Executive Chairman, Simon Creek, and Special Counsel, Ben Majoe, have featured in Business News to discuss why it’s worth revisiting your Financial Agreements.  Read the […]

Award rate increases – 1 November 2021
21 Oct 2021

Murray Thornhill, Director, and Gemma Wheeler Carver, Associate, in our Employment and Dispute Resolution teams remind Western Australia-based national system employers (Pty Ltd companies, many incorporated associations, and […]

All I want for Christmas (is to avoid a lawsuit): A Christmas Party Planning Guide for Employers
18 Oct 2021

The festive season is nearly here and Murray Thornhill, Director, and Gemma Wheeler-Carver, Associate, in our Dispute Resolution and Employment Law teams have prepared this guide for planning […]

The power of the Supreme Court to remove a trustee: the case of Cardaci v Estate of Cardaci & Ors
5 Oct 2021

Murray Thornhill, Director, and Alexandra Turner, Lawyer, from our Dispute Resolution team, outline the decision made by the Supreme Court in the case of Cardaci v Estate of […]

Used Vehicle Purchases – Buyer Beware
22 Jul 2021

Murray Thornhill, Director, and Blair Campbell, Special Counsel, from our Commercial Ligation and Dispute Resolution team have compiled a list of points to remember when purchasing a vehicle and […]

Who’s on first? | Persons in charge and persons responsible in the sheep and cattle livestock industry
12 Jul 2021

HHG Legal Group has extensive experience in providing farmers with practical legal solutions for their business, family, and future. An important consideration for people in the livestock industry, […]

Principals and Contractors: Make Civil and Construction Contracts Work for You | Part 3: Light at the end of the tunnel: improving your civil and construction contracts.
5 Jul 2021

Building and Construction and Dispute Resolution Special Counsel, Daniel Morris, and Director, Murray Thornhill’s series on commonly used, often misunderstood and potentially harmful civil and construction clauses end […]

WA to introduce new drug and drink driving penalties | 1 July 2021
28 Jun 2021

Lisa Riley, Lawyer, and Julia McCullagh, Lawyer, in our Crime and Traffic and Dispute Resolution teams outline what penalties you could face if you are a driver or […]

EOFY Employment Law Checklist 2021
24 Jun 2021

Gemma Wheeler Carver, Associate, and Murray Thornhill, Director in our Employment and Dispute Resolution teams, share their EOFY Employment Law Checklist 2021 that outlines the main issues that […]

Are your employees entitled to a pay rise from 1 July 2021?
17 Jun 2021

Gemma Wheeler Carver, Associate, and Murray Thornhill, Director in our Employment and Dispute Resolution teams share the news that the Fair Work Commission has announced that the minimum […]

Principals and Contractors: Make Civil and Construction Contracts Work for You | Part 2: Still tunneling through: more civil and construction contract terms to avoid.
1 Jul 2021

In part 1, Building and Construction and Dispute Resolution Special Counsel, Daniel Morris, and Director, Murray Thornhill pointed out some of the problems that may be caused by […]

Principals and Contractors: Making civil and construction contracts work for you | Part 1: Commonly used contract terms are often not the best choice for contractors.
17 Jun 2021

Building and Construction and Dispute Resolution Special Counsel, Daniel Morris, and Director, Murray Thornhill are seeing civil and construction contractors rely more and more on the repetitious and […]

6PR | McGowan vs Palmer | 11 June 2021
11 Jun 2021

West Australian Premier Mark McGowan and Clive Palmer have been ordered to attend mediation to try to settle their grievances outside of court. Simon Creek, our Executive Chairman […]

Do the civil and construction industry need to re-evaluate the need for legal protection against the impact of insolvency?
27 May 2021

In our most recent construction law update, Building and Construction and Dispute Resolution Special Counsel, Daniel Morris, and Director, Murray Thornhill provide an update suggesting there may be […]

Security of Payment Reform Bill – Reintroduced
27 May 2021

Building and Construction and Dispute Resolution Special Counsel, Daniel Morris, and Director, Murray Thornhill discuss how a security of payment reform Bill has been reintroduced, and what likely […]

Credit Reports – Credible, or Incredible?
24 May 2021

Dispute Resolution Special Counsel, Blair Campbell explains how incorrect information on a credit report may be hurting your business, and what you can do about it. Have you […]

What are the next steps in the Pindan insolvency?
19 May 2021

Building and Construction and Dispute Resolution Special Counsel, Daniel Morris, and Director, Murray Thornhill provide their insight into Pindan Constructions’ insolvency and the potential next steps. What are […]

Piggy-in-the-Middle – Don’t get caught out.
5 Jan 2021

Blair Campbell, Special Counsel in the Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation team has provided an overview of online scams including prevention practices and what you may be able […]

More ice-cream choice for consumers? The Peters ice-cream case.
10 Dec 2020

Murray Thornhill, Director and Emma Watson, Law Graduate in our Commercial & Property team have provided an overview of a recent investigation by the ACCC which involved Peters […]

All I want for Christmas (is to keep my job): A festive season guide for employees
10 Dec 2020

The festive period is here and Gemma Wheeler-Carver, Associate in our Dispute Resolution and Employment Law teams has prepared this guide to help ensure your headaches from the […]

Christmas Consumer Rights Refresher
10 Dec 2020

To ensure you know your rights when buying, and returning, merchandise, Blair Campbell, Special Counsel in our Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation team has provided a Christmas Consumer […]

Employee vs Contractor (why not both?)
21 Sep 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Special Counsel Blair Campbell, provides insight into the complexities of the employee vs contractor dichotomy and how the ability to characterise workers under either category […]

NSW Public Accountability Committee Report: Statutory powers, safety regulations and new legislation recommendations
18 May 2020

Following its report into the regulation of building standards, quality, and disputes, the Public Accountability Committee has released its final report last week.   The Committee has made […]

Strata Titles Act Reforms: Better Buyer Information
4 May 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Property team’s Special Counsel, Matthew Lilly and Dispute Resolution Associate, Patrick Beilby, explore the new Strata Title reforms and how buyers now have access to better […]

Enforcing Property (Seizure and Sale) Orders (PSSOs) in the time of COVID-19
9 Apr 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Dispute Resolution team’s  Murray Thornhill, Patrick Beilby and Kai Yuin Yeo provide clarity around the national auction restrictions in relation to PPSOs. On 24 March […]

To Litigate or not to Litigate: ASIC’s Request for Court Inquiry Rejected
17 May 2019

Nikolina Milošević, Solicitor, and Blair Campbell, Senior Associate, from HHG Legal Group’s Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team, discuss the recent case of Australian Securities and Investments Commission […]

Are you paying your employees correctly?
Event Date: 2019-06-07

Gemma Wheeler Carver, Lawyer and Murray Thornhill, Director and Notary Public from the Employment Law and Commercial Litigation teams have written this article to update individuals and employers […]

HHG chairs Society of Construction Law (SOCLA)
8 Aug 2019

  Daniel Morris, HHG Special Counsel had the pleasure of chairing the panel discussion entitled “Doing it Overseas – the legal tips and tricks for taking construction smarts […]

The wait is over for Australia’s whistleblower reform.
7 Jul 2019

Blair Campbell, Senior Associate and Murray Thornhill, Director and Notary Public from the Commercial Litigation Team update individuals and employers on the latest announcements.   With the recent […]

HHG is proud to announce our internal promotions
4 Jul 2019

HHG Legal Group is proud to announce the internal promotion of three of our rising stars to Associate. Congratulations to Gina Nofal, Patrick Beilby and Biljana Radulović working […]

New law recommended to protect subcontractors
3 May 2019

Written by Daniel Morris, Special Counsel, Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution John Fiocco has recommended that WA law be changed so that, when a construction contractor or principal […]

CONSUMER WATCHDOG TARGETS HOTEL OVER ONLINE REVIEW
25 Nov 2016

The ACCC yesterday launched an unprecedented legal action against Meriton Serviced Apartments for allegedly manipulating its ratings and reviews on the Trip Advisor website. The ACCC is arguing in the […]

HHG Insolvency Update
22 Nov 2016

HHG INSOLVENCY UPDATE: DIRECTORS BEWARE RE GUARANTEES AND COMPANY ADMINISTRATION Directors who are guarantors may consider one reason to place their struggling or insolvent company into external administration […]

When the Boss Goes Broke: Contractors Getting Paid During Construction Insolvency Circumstances.
2 Jun 2014

Director, Murray Thornhill, and Special Counsel, Daniel Morris in our Dispute Resolution team outline Insolvency within the Construction industry.  Insolvency is a game-changer in any industry. It presents […]

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I accept the fact that nobody really wins in these cases (mental health/ workplace) however the end result was what would be considered most favourable and far in excess of what would have been achieved had I not sought the advice from HHG.

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Great advice and five-star commitment to their client!!"

Nathan Lynch

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Jim Goodwin

"Simon Creek and his team were at all times empathic, professional and confident.  My matter needed to be addressed within a pressing time frame, and their availability at short notice and contact after hours was much appreciated.  It caused me considerable stress, but having such a thoroughly reliable and competent team to call on helped me to feel in control. Although I hope not to need their services again in future, I would be confident in doing so!"

Dr Lana Bell

"A good outcome is what we can expect.  A great outcome is a sign of a company which does the very best for their clients. A very big thank you to Daniel Morris for showing empathy towards my small and much needed legal action.

To HHG Legal Group, thank you for a great outcome.  I would recommend your company to anyone seeking legal services."

Jan Atkinson

"Your support this morning was amazingly kind, not to mention your totally reassuring competence, knowledge and wisdom that you used on my behalf.  It was extremely reassuring to have your knowledgeable support, and I particularly appreciated your real and obvious kindness to me. It means so much at a very difficult time. I'm so grateful to you."

Family Law Client

"Janene was very professional and we established a good rapport quickly. The subject of death and wills can be quite confronting to deal with, however, Janene's approach was soft and accommodating."

Lynette Livesey

"A big thank you to HHG for their professional service, continued support, and wide range of legal knowledge. Our clients have given us nothing but kind words regarding HHG Legal Group and so we have no hesitation in referring and recommending Simon Creek and HHG Legal Group for their outstanding services and legal expertise."

Nigel Plowman, Director at Mckinley Plowman & Associates

"Simon is a friendly and practical legal advisor. I have received great feedback from the clients I have referred to him and his team at HHG Legal Group."

Richard Beal, Director at BDO

"Over the last few years, I have been impressed by Simon’s legal ability, management skills, entrepreneurial spirit, personal integrity and people skills. He appears to be that rare breed of lawyer – both knowledgeable and commercial."

Michael Malone, Founder of iiNet

"Our family has been a client of HHG Legal Group over many years.  Business has included drawing up of wills for three generations and preparing of probate for my father in law. I would have no hesitation in recommending HHG Legal Group to anyone requiring such services."

Bernice Climie

"You should be congratulated for the manner in which your staff address clients and we found our dealings with your company, once again a very pleasant experience and we would like to truly thank you for your efforts."

Steve Harvey and Jane Powell

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Kerry Samson

"I had a fantastic lawyer in Matthew Lilly. He helped me out a great deal with good, sound advice in a friendly, professional manner. First class, thanks Matthew"

Graeme Hammond

"Marine Plant Systems has been working with HHG Legal Group for a few years now and they continually provide first-class service. Their professional advice has been invaluable to our company."

Carolin Grimm - Marine Plant Systems

"We were kept up to date at all times. Pricing was always updated over the time period so we remained "in budget". Personal access to someone whenever I had questions. All in all a great experience without too much fuss."

Rosslyn Tasker - COO Altusq Pty Ltd

"Good service you can count on."

Miles Lee

"HHG Legal Group has provided outstanding support as I have taken the journey of buying a business, their professionalism is beyond reproach. Their assistance throughout the Due Diligence process has been invaluable, I would fully recommend them."

Mark Armitage

"Very friendly and efficient service - what a pleasure working with Matthew."

Jacques Taylor

"I highly recommend Daniel from HHG Lawyer in Mandurah. When dealing with a complicated legal property matter recently I was extremely impressed by Daniel's honesty and integrity and the legal advice I received. I am very happy with the service from HHG Legal."

Tony Walker

"Lisa, thank you so much for representing me in court, honestly, I would not have had the outcome I got without you. Once again, Thank you so much."

Rikeisha

"Matthew Lilly was excellent in processing our project. He achieved the excellent result that we required on our project.

We would give Matthew a 5 star rating.

We will definitely commission Matthew for any further projects if we have the need."

Ray

"I have had the pleasure of being represented by Ms Lisa Riley. Lisa helped me in December 2020 when I was charged. Lisa was extremely supportive, reassuring, and preserved with her investigation of the laws and was able to save me from a terrible outcome. Another incident occurred in August 2021 in which I sought Lisa’s help. Lisa preserved and was very patient with me. This only got resolved this year. When she advised me that she was leaving her old firm, I insisted that she remain my lawyer, as I had the utmost faith in her. Hence I moved over to HHG. Lisa took no shortcuts in my defence and continued to preserve for the toxicology report that ultimately saved me. She kept me up-to-date with the progress and provided support. Having someone as understanding as Lisa was a huge gift, to me and my family. You have gained a huge asset in Lisa joining your firm.

Thank you, Lisa, forever grateful for your work, and if ever needed, I will be sure to refer to you"

Anonymous

"We can highly recommend HHG Legal Group and particularly Mr Blair Campbell (Special Counsel / Dispute Resolution)

Blair worked with us as we navigated a very difficult third party dispute.

Blair’s expertise, wisdom, and the way he guided us in a very measured and calm manner gave us great encouragement and comfort. Blair helped us to focus on what we needed to and to trust the process.

Blair was always responsive to us, he always got back to us very promptly to answer our questions and to help us to step through some really hard days.

We are very grateful for Blair’s expertise and wisdom along with his empathy and care, this truly made the difference for us."

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