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4 Feb 2020

HHG Legal Group is proud to announce the arrival of highly regarded family lawyer, Richard Crane to drive our Joondalup Family Law practice and the promotion of another rising star, Erin Papalia to Associate this week.


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Richard Crane, Special Counsel

With over 20 years’ legal experience in family and de facto law and litigation and a strong commitment to delivering his clients’ pragmatic legal solutions, Richard’s practice predominantly focuses on divorce proceedings, property settlements, child support and custodial arrangements, de facto separations and spousal maintenance orders.

Richard is permanently based in HHG Legal Group’s Joondalup office where he has already been serving the region’s families for over 8 years.

Erin Papalia, Associate

Erin has four years’ experience across family law, commercial litigation and estate planning and joined our Family and De Facto Law team in November 2018. Over the last 14 months, Erin has cemented her position as one of the rising stars in the firm due to her commitment to achieving the best legal outcome for clients. She is highly regarded for her personable and pragmatic approach to solving her clients’ issues which enables her to deliver real value.

“2020 is off to a flying start for our Family & De Facto Law team; there’s a great buzz in the air concerning Richard’s experience and commitment to Perth’s northern corridor,” said Simon Creek, HHG’s Executive Chairman. “Over the last 8 years, having worked and lived in the Joondalup area, Richard has proven to the community that he is a highly reputable and trusted family lawyer. While he was drawn to the HHG brand as soon as we opened in Joondalup, we are the lucky ones in having him on board.”

“The team and I are also very proud of Erin’s hard work over the last 12 months. She has demonstrated her ability to successfully take the reins on a variety of simple and medium complexity matters, making her the perfect choice for this promotion.”

Simon continued by saying “Having rounded out our 100th anniversary celebrations in December, we now look forward to HHG’s next century in the law. Stay tuned for the official opening of our new flagship HQ in the Cloisters building on Hay St in March.”


Please direct all media enquiries to:
Eleanor Jackson – Marketing & Business Development Manager
+61 8 9322 1966   |   Eleanor.Jackson@hhg.com.au 



*This is general information only, and does not constitute specific legal advice. Please consult one of our experienced Legal Team for specific advice relevant to your situation.

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