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HHG Legal Group lawyers again recognised in the Best Lawyers in Australia list
15 Apr 2021

Today the Best Lawyers in Australia list for 2022 was released and HHG Legal Group is very excited to announce the inclusion of two of our highly regarded […]

The Inaugural Exhibition of HHG’s Artists in Residence Program Celebrated in Style – 18 March 2021
19 Mar 2021

In November 2020, HHG Legal Group launched our Artists in Residence program as a response to the devastating effect of COVID on the global arts industry. Always drawn […]

Australia’s long-awaited illegal phoenix activity legislation is passed
25 Feb 2021

HHG Legal Group’s Building and Construction Special Counsel, Daniel Morris, and Director Murray Thornhill provide an overview of the long-awaited illegal phoenix activity legislation, that may provide hope […]

HHG Legal Group’s Artists in Residence Program
24 Feb 2021

ABOUT THE PROGRAM HHG Legal Group understands that 2020 was the most painful year on record for the Arts industry. As a result, we are very pleased to […]

HHG Legal Group expands into the South West; acquires Bunbury law firm in latest move
12 Dec 2020

After 100 years of delivering legal services across WA, first in Albany, then in Perth, Mandurah and Joondalup, HHG has acquired boutique law firm Kroon Legal, in Bunbury […]

Developments in local government legislation and governance
13 Nov 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Director Murray Thornhill and Lawyer, Julia McCullagh discuss the latest development in local government legislation and governance and the differing roles of local government council […]

Land, inheritance and promises – A Proprietary Estoppel case study
5 Nov 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Special Counsel, Blair Campbell, explores the concept of Proprietary Estoppel and how it has been recently claimed in the case of Moore v Aubusson to […]

The Law According to Simon Creek | Young Men and Domestic Violence & Security of Payment Bill | 3 November 2020
3 Nov 2020

Simon Creek, Executive Chairman, Nationally Accredited Mediator and Family Lawyer at HHG Legal Group, joins Oliver Peterson to take listener questions on 6PR. This week, they discuss the […]

WA’s Workplace Health and Safety Reforms: Passing of the Work Health and Safety Bill 2019
28 Oct 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Employment Law team’s Murray Thornhill and Kimberly Jones discuss the proposed changes to workplace health and safety laws in Western Australia and what all employers […]

Young Men and Domestic Violence | Triple M Albany Breakfast with Anthony Tilli | 28 October 2020
28 Oct 2020

Simon Creek, Executive Chairman, Nationally Accredited Mediator and Family Lawyer at HHG Legal Group, joins Anthony Tilli on Triple MMM Albany to discuss the recently revealed shocking statistics […]

“Jobmaker” Youth Wage Subsidy | Triple M Albany Breakfast with Anthony Tilli | 21 October 2020
21 Oct 2020

Simon Creek, Executive Chairman, Nationally Accredited Mediator and Family Lawyer at HHG Legal Group, joins Anthony Tilli on Triple MMM Albany to discuss the benefits as well as […]

CPD Event – Ethics | No man can serve two masters
14 Sep 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Commercial Litigation Special Counsel, Blair Campbell, will be hosting an ethics CPD this month on LPCC v Oud – [2018] WASAT 11 The session will […]

HHG Legal Group boosts pro bono resources and welcomes former AG, Hon. Cheryl Edwardes AM, as Honorary Special Counsel
20 Oct 2020

  HHG Legal Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Hon. Cheryl Edwardes AM, former Attorney General of Western Australia, as Honorary Special Counsel. Cheryl will be […]

Family Violence Law Reform | Triple M Albany Breakfast with Anthony Tilli | 30 September 2020
14 Oct 2020

Simon Creek, Executive Chairman, Nationally Accredited Mediator and Family Lawyer at HHG Legal Group, joins Anthony Tilli on Triple MMM Albany to discuss the WA Government’s newly unveiled […]

New Family Violence Funding and Reforms | 98.5 Sonshine FM’s Classic Drive with Jeziel | 12 October 2020
12 Oct 2020

Our Executive Chairman, Nationally Accredited Mediator and Family Lawyer, Simon Creek, sat down with Jeziel at 98.5 Sonshine FM to discuss the newly announced $7 million dollar funding to […]

Introduction to Spent Convictions: eligibility, exclusions & criminal history disclosure obligations
8 Oct 2020

HHG Legal Group’s criminal law team’s Senior Lawyer, Naomi Sherrington, provides an introduction to spent convictions, their applicability, and what circumstances may require disclosure of criminal or disciplinary […]

You can’t have your cake and eat it too: A case study on priority of rent incurred during voluntary administration
8 Oct 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Corporate and Commercial law Director, Murray Thornhill and Lawyer, Kai Yuin Yeo provide a practical case study on priority of payment for rent and related […]

Grandparents & Family Law | Triple M Albany Breakfast with Anthony Tilli | 7 October 2020
7 Oct 2020

Simon Creek, Executive Chairman, Nationally Accredited Mediator and Family Lawyer at HHG Legal Group, joins Anthony Tilli on Triple MMM Albany to discuss the changing role of grandparents […]

Domestic Violence During a Pandemic | Triple M Albany Breakfast with Anthony Tilli | 30 September 2020
30 Sep 2020

Simon Creek, Executive Chairman, Nationally Accredited Mediator and Family Lawyer at HHG Legal Group, joins Anthony Tilli to discuss the rise in Domestic Violence during the Covid-19 pandemic, […]

Milestone construction industry reforms en-route? Proposed Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Bill 2020 (WA)
24 Sep 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Building and Construction Law team’s Daniel Morris and Fintan Roberts, break down the proposed reforms found in the recently-introduced Building and Construction Industry (Security of […]

The Law According to Simon Creek | Introduction to Mediation | 22 September 2020
22 Sep 2020

Simon Creek, Executive Chairman, Nationally Accredited Mediator and Family Lawyer at HHG Legal Group, joins Oliver Peterson to take listener questions on 6PR. This week, they discuss: What […]

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 […]

15 October | 2020 Federal Budget Briefing: Navigating your changing business landscape
21 Sep 2020

  2020 Federal budget | coverage, insights and pathway to recovery for WA Business presented by HHG Legal Group | Ledge Finance | Bentleys (WA) | Knightcorp Insurance […]

JobKeeper 2.0: Fair Work Act Changes
16 Sep 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Employment Law team’s Murray Thornhill, Gemma Wheeler-Carver and Kimberly Jones provide an update on what employers need to know about the recent changes and extension to the JobKeeper […]

Simon Creek on 6PR | Asher Vander Sanden wins appeal | 15 September 2020
16 Sep 2020

Simon Creek, Executive Chairman, Nationally Accredited Mediator and Family Lawyer at HHG Legal Group, joins Oliver Peterson to discuss today’s appeal decision in the case of Asher Vander […]

WA Legislation Update – 9 September 2020
9 Sep 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Director, Murray Thornhill and Lawyer, Fintan Roberts provide a weekly snapshot of new and upcoming legislation. HHG Legal Group’s legislation updates aim to provide information […]

The Benefits of a Legal Health Check | Triple M Breakfast with Anthony Tilli | 2 September 2020
2 Sep 2020

Simon Creek, Executive Chairman, Nationally Accredited Mediator and Family Lawyer at HHG Legal Group, joins Anthony Tilli to discuss the importance of a regular Legal Health check in […]

WA Legislation Update – 27 August 2020
27 Aug 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Director, Murray Thornhill and Lawyer, Fintan Roberts provide a weekly snapshot of new and upcoming legislation. Welcome to a Legislation Daily update for 27 August […]

Getting Your Will in Order | Triple M Albany Breakfast with Anthony Tilli | 26 August 2020
26 Aug 2020

Simon Creek, Executive Chairman & Nationally Accredited Mediator in the family law team at HHG Legal Group, joins Anthony Tilli to discuss these crucial issues when it comes […]

A casual attitude to casual employment?
26 Aug 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Employment Law team’s Murray Thornhill and Kimberly Jones discuss recent cases involving casual employee dismissals and the common misconceptions employers and employees may have about […]

Australasian Law Awards 2020 – State / Regional Law Firm Excellence Award Winner
21 Aug 2020

  HHG Legal Group is delighted to announce our recognition in the 2020 Australasian Law Awards as the only Western Australian recipient of the State / Regional Law […]

The Law According to Simon Creek | The Age of Criminal Responsibility | 28 July 2020
28 Jul 2020

Simon Creek, Executive Chairman & Nationally Accredited Mediator in the family law team at HHG Legal Group, joins Oliver Peterson to take listener questions on 6PR. This week, […]

The Law According to Simon Creek | Employment Law in Australia, post Covid-19 | 30 June 2020
30 Jun 2020

Simon Creek, Executive Chairman & Nationally Accredited Mediator in the family law team at HHG Legal Group, joins Oliver Peterson to take listener questions on 6PR. This week, […]

The Law According to Simon Creek | How COVID-19 has affected families | 16 June 2020
16 Jun 2020

  Simon Creek, Executive Chairman & Nationally Accredited Mediator in the family law team at HHG Legal Group, joins Oliver Peterson to take listener questions on 6PR. This […]

Employment Law Update: JobKeeper 2.0
20 Aug 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Employment Law team’s Murray Thornhill and Gemma Wheeler-Carver provide an update on what employers need to know about the JobKeeper subsidy following its extension to […]

Defamation: Beyond traditional media
14 Aug 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Dispute Resolution team’s Senior Associate, Blair Campbell and Lawyer, Alexandra Turner break down a recent Supreme Court decision involving statements made by a disgruntled former […]

WA Legislation Update – 11 August 2020
11 Aug 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Director, Murray Thornhill and Lawyer, Fintan Roberts provide a weekly snapshot of new and upcoming legislation. HHG Legal Group’s legislation updates aim to provide information […]

COVID-19 Commercial Tenancy Update
1 Feb 2021

HHG Legal Group’s Property team’s Anne Hurley and Kai Yuin Yeo provide a brief update on the changes which were made last week to the Commercial Tenancies (COVID-19 […]

Extensive Local Government Act Reforms – Recommendations from the Local Government Review Panel
6 Aug 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Director Murray Thornhill and Lawyer, Fintan Roberts discuss the key recommendations that have arisen from the Local Government Review Panel. Yesterday (5 August 2020) heralded […]

Yours, mine or ours? : An introduction to property settlements in the Family Court
3 Aug 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Family & De Facto Law team’s Senior Associate Dianne Caruso provides a useful introduction for recently-separated partners to the Family Court’s property settlement process.  WHAT […]

Quick Facts: The age of criminal responsibility in Australia and youth incarceration
29 Jul 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Family & De Facto team’s Executive Chairman, Simon Creek and Criminal Law team’s Senior Associate Siobhan Nims provide a summary of the key facts to […]

Stay focused and alert; Stay employed! Fair Work Commission holds that recent dismissals were lawfully made
27 Jul 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Employment Law team’s Associate, Gemma Wheeler-Carver and Lawyer, Fintan Roberts provide an update on some recent employment law cases involving employee dismissals.  With all of […]

Separation and parenting orders: The benefits of pre-court mediation
24 Jul 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Family & De Facto Law team’s Senior Associate Dianne Caruso provides some great tips for recently-separated partners in regards to care arrangements and the benefits […]

The Law According to Simon Creek | 14 July 2020 | Can you be forced to take a Coronavirus test?
14 Jul 2020

Simon Creek, Executive Chairman & Nationally Accredited Mediator in the family law team at HHG Legal Group, joins Oliver Peterson to take listener questions on 6PR. This weeks […]

Case Study: Can the Child Support Agency stop you from travelling if you fail to pay child support?
13 Jul 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Family & De Facto law team’s Managing Associate, Dr Steve Cohen and Associate Biljana Radulovic provide an insightful case study involving the Child Support Agency […]

HHG Legal Group poised for another century of success with their continued commitment to regional WA and new FY Appointments and Promotions
13 Jul 2020

HHG Legal Group is excited to announce our latest appointments and promotions across Commercial Litigation, Criminal Law and Employment Law with more lawyers to serve the Great Southern […]

Wills & Estates: Frequently Asked Questions
7 Jul 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Wills & Estate Planning team’s Senior Associate Lucy Ferreira and Senior Law Clerk Aimee Christian provide clarity on some of the most frequently misunderstood aspects of […]

Family Law Q&A: Disclosure and Asset Protection
1 Jul 2020

Now you see it, now you don’t: Disclosure, Asset Protection, and Working with accountants in Family Law Proceedings Whether you are an accountant, financial planner or business advisory […]

Negative Equity and Legal Proceedings
15 Jun 2020

A collaboration between HHG Legal Group’s Family & De Facto, Property and Wills & Estate Planning teams, Anne Hurley, Sue Holgate and Lucy Ferreira explores the prevalence of […]

HHG in the Media: A lawyer’s opinion on the upcoming BLM protest
8 Jun 2020

As Black Lives Matter protests rage on in the United States and spread globally, a number of WA politicians have warned the public not to attend similar rallies […]

New certainty for rent relief negotiations: WA’s New Commercial Tenancies Code of Conduct (Part III)
3 Jun 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Property team’s Anne Hurley and Julia McCullagh explore the newly gazetted WA Code of Conduct which finally provides certainty for landlords and tenants looking to […]

WA Weekly Legislation Update – 25 to 29 May 2020
29 May 2020

HHG Legal Group Director, Murray Thornhill and Lawyer, Fintan Roberts provide a weekly snapshot of new and upcoming legislation. HHG Legal Group’s weekly legislation updates aim to provide […]

The Law According to Simon Creek – May 28, 2020
28 May 2020

Simon Creek, Executive Chairman & Nationally Accredited Mediator in the family law team at HHG Legal Group, joins Oliver Peterson to take listener questions on 6PR. Listen to […]

What are an employer’s obligations in this time?
26 May 2020

It seems like every day there’s another press conference, news story, or rumour at the (virtual) water cooler. With the news cycle moving so fast in the COVID-19 […]

Doyles Guide 2020 – Leading Wills, Estates and Succession Planning Lawyer & Firm
13 Aug 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Wills, Estates and Succession Planning team, along with Practice Group head Janene Bon, have once again been recognised by Doyles Guide in their 2020 Leading […]

Australasian Law Awards 2020 Finalist – State / Regional Law Firm of the Year
25 May 2020

HHG Legal Group is excited to announce our inclusion as WA’s only State / Regional Law Firm of the Year finalist in the Australasian Law Awards 2020.  This […]

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 […]

Ensuring BFAs signed are compliant with social distancing requirements and are still binding
14 May 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Family Law Special Counsel, Ben Majoe and Executive Chairman Simon Creek provide clarity in relation to current binding financial arrangements and the coronavirus pandemic.  While […]

Employment Law Update: JobKeeper and the Fair Work Act
11 May 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Employment Law team’s Murray Thornhill and Gemma Wheeler-Carver provide an update on what employers need to know about the JobKeeper subsidy. So now that the […]

HHG Giving Back: Proudly supporting the 2020 Law Access Virtual Walk for Justice
8 May 2020

HHG Legal Group is a proud supporter of Law Access Limited and we are excited about participating in this year’s Walk for Justice on Tuesday, 19 May 2020 […]

Strata Titles Act Reforms: Better Buyer Information
4 May 2020

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

WA Weekly Legislation Update – 27 April to 1 May 2020
1 May 2020

Updated daily, HHG Legal Group Director, Murray Thornhill and Lawyer,  Fintan Roberts provides a weekly snapshot of new and upcoming legislation. HHG Legal Group’s weekly legislation update aims […]

The show must go on: WA developers breathe a sigh of relief with new local planning exemptions
30 Apr 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Murray Thornhill, Daniel Morris and Kai Yuin Yeo discuss the recently announced exemptions to the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 (WA) and […]

Inside the Residential Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Bill 2020 – what it means for landlords and tenants
24 Apr 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Property team’s Anne Hurley and Julia McCullagh explore the proposed measures to assist landlords and tenants during COVID-19, following the announcement of the Residential Tenancies […]

WA Weekly Legislation Update – 20 to 24 April 2020 (COVID Special)
23 Apr 2020

Updated daily, HHG Legal Group Director, Murray Thornhill and Lawyer,  Fintan Roberts provides a weekly snapshot of new and upcoming legislation. Welcome to the first edition of our […]

Employment Law Update: What employers need to know about the JobKeeper subsidy
23 Apr 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Employment Law team’s Murray Thornhill and Gemma Wheeler-Carver provide employers need to know about the JobKeeper subsidy. Now that the legislation and JobKeeper Rules are […]

Employment Law Q&A Webinar: RIDING THE STORM, ASSESSING YOUR OPTIONS
22 Apr 2020

Nearly two months into the COVID-19 lockdown measures, many employers, who have not yet had to take significant measures to alleviate their employment expenses are starting to feel […]

Mother’s Day 2020: What you need to know if you are visiting an aged care facility
7 May 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Executive Chairman, Simon Creek and Lawyer, Rachel Pocock provide an overview of the visitation directives for aged care facilities this Mother’s Day.  On the 16th […]

Emergency Changes to the Local Government Act
16 Apr 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Director Murray Thornhill and Lawyer, Julia McCullugh discuss what the Local Government Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Bill 2020 could mean for local governments. Our previous Local […]

The other side of the coin for landlords: SME Commercial Leasing Principles Code of Conduct Update (Part II)
11 Apr 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Property team’s Anne Hurley explores the proposed measures to assist landlords supporting tenants during COVID-19, following the announcement of the SME Commercial Leasing Principles Code […]

Amendments to the Guardianship and Administration Act 1990 (WA) and your healthcare wishes during COVID-19
10 Apr 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Special Counsel, Janene Bon and Law Graduate, Maria Zappala provide readers with a clear synopsis on the new Act and how it may affect a […]

How do the latest COVID-19 restrictions affect split families?
9 Apr 2020

Are you a part of a split family and concerned about a co-parent using the latest restrictions as an excuse to lapse in their responsibilities? Executive Chairman, Simon […]

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 […]

A clear framework for negotiations: SME Commercial Leasing Principles Code of Conduct Update (Part I)
8 Apr 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Property team’s Anne Hurley and Emma Catterall provide clarity around the SME Commercial Leasing Principles Code of Conduct, announced this week. The Federal Government announced […]

Blanket changes to Awards – COVID-19 measures effective 8 April 2020
8 Apr 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Employment Law team’s Murray Thornhill and Gemma Wheeler-Carver provide a synopsis of the FWC update and Award changes. In amongst the buzz of the JobKeeper […]

Recent changes to family and domestic violence legislation in response to COVID-19
7 Apr 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Criminal Law team’s Siobhan Nims provides a detailed update on the changes to the law around family and domestic violence, made in response to the […]

WA Regional Travel Restrictions and Parenting Orders
6 Apr 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Family & De Facto Law team’s Claire Harrison provides clarity around the regionals and intrastate travel bans and parental orders and arrangements. [First published 30 […]

Employment Law Update: Alternatives to “Stand down”
4 Apr 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Employment Law team’s Murray Thornhill and Gemma Wheeler-Carver provide some alternatives to stand down and stoppage of work for employers. Following on from last week’s […]

Superannuation & Estate Planning: What you need to know.
3 Apr 2020

In this article Janene Bon, Alyce Martin and Sue Holgate from HHG Legal Group’s Wills & Estates team delivers some important information relating to your superannuation. According to […]

What changes in my personal circumstances may warrant a review of my Will?
1 Apr 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Special Counsel, Janene Bon and Senior Associate, Lucy Ferreira, outline a few circumstances where a review of your Will may be warranted Now is the […]

COVID-19 Government Response Update: Australia’s JobKeeper allowance and what it means for employers
1 Apr 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Employment Law team’s Murray Thornhill and Gemma Wheeler-Carver provide some clarity around what employers need to consider with the JobKeeper allowance announced yesterday.  With the […]

The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on Binding Financial Agreements
31 Mar 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Family Law Special Counsel, Ben Majoe and Executive Chairman Simon Creek provide clarity in relation to current binding financial arrangements and the coronavirus pandemic.  A […]

Emergency Powers under the Public Health Act 2016: What are the implications for Local Governments?
30 Mar 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Director Murray Thornhill and Lawyer, Julia McCullagh discuss the Public Health Act 2016 and how designated emergency powers may be given to Local Government officers. […]

Stand down provisions and “stoppage of work”: What do these mean for employers and employees in the time of COVID-19?
29 Mar 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Director Murray Thornhill and Lawyer, Gemma Wheeler-Carver, discuss the relevant “stand down” provisions, for both national system employers and State system employers. . In an […]

The impact of COVID-19 on Australian Busineses and the proposed Government stimulus measures
27 Mar 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Director Murray Thornhill and Lawyer, Nikolina Milosevic, explores the details of the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Bill 2020 and its potential impact on small […]

Will there be some positives to come out of the Coronavirus situation? Classic Drive – 23 March 2020 Mar 5 2019
25 Mar 2020

This week, Simon Creek, HHG Legal Group’s Executive Chairman, took questions from the Sonshine 98.5FM audience on COVID-19 and came across a few positives that can come from […]

An Important Message from HHG Legal Group: Every Lawyer at the touch of a button – Business as Usual
24 Mar 2020

  A Message from the owners and Directors of HHG Legal Group – Perth, Albany, Mandurah and Joondalup The following plan is aligned with recommended measures of the […]

Employer Obligations in the time of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
19 Mar 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Director Murray Thornhill and Dispute Resolution and Employment Lawyer, Gemma Wheeler-Carver discuss employer obligations during this uncertain time.  With the world’s human resources landscape exponentially […]

HHG Legal Group announces the opening of our state-of-the-art Perth office
16 Mar 2020

It is with great excitement that HHG Legal Group announces the opening of our state-of-the-art Perth office in the Cloisters Building, right in the heart of the CBD. […]

COVID-19: Schools, finance and emergency laws
16 Mar 2020

Executive Chairman, Simon Creek from HHG Legal Group  joins 98.5 Sonshine FM’s Jeziel to discuss newly-implemented State and Federal Emergency Laws, federal stimulus packages and how Australian individuals, […]

HHG is proud to announce another addition to the Family & De facto Law team
12 Nov 2020

  ­HHG Legal Group poised for another century of success with their continued commitment to regional WA and the latest Albany expansion.   With nearly 20 years of […]

HHG is proud to announce another addition to the Family & De facto Law team
27 Feb 2020

It is with great pleasure that HHG Legal Group announces the appointment of Sue Holgate as a senior family lawyer in the firm’s Mandurah office.   With nearly […]

HHG Legal Group’s Infrastructure Webinar Event: Are you ready for WA’s transport and major infrastructure challenge?
28 Apr 2020

  BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Metronet and the Mitchell Freeway extension projects will be amongst the largest and most complex infrastructure works in Western Australia’s history and HHG […]

Increased Penalties in WA for using Mobile Phones whilst driving
24 Feb 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Criminal Lawyer Siobhan Nims discusses the penalty and law in WA regarding the use of a mobile phone while driving.  From 1 July 2020, new […]

HHG Giving Back kicks off 2020 with an event raising money for Wildlife Victoria’s Bushfire Appeal – 19 February 2020
20 Feb 2020

  Last night we kickstarted the year with an HHG Giving Back event attended by young professionals at The Aviary to raise funds for Wildlife Victoria.  The evening’s […]

Defamatory text messages and a trend towards protection in the virtual arena
17 Feb 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Murray Thornhill and Law Graduate Fintan Robert look into defamatory text messages and a trend towards protection in the virtual arena in light of the […]

MANN v PATERSON: A HIGH COURT CASE CLARIFYING CONTRACTORS’ RIGHT TO CHOOSE
14 Feb 2020

HHG’s Construction and Infrastructure Special Counsel, Daniel Morris and Lawyer, Kai Yeo explain how this recent High Court case may have changed 120 years of contract law. For […]

FAQ: Enduring Power of Guardianship & Enduring Power of Attorney
4 Feb 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Will & Estates lawyers Lucy Ferriera and Maria Zappala answer frequently asked questions regarding an enduring power of guardianship (EPG) and an enduring power of […]

Dogs and the Law
12 Feb 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Dispute Resolution Lawyers Murray Thornhill and Julia McCullagh have pulled together some answers to questions that dog owners might have about the laws that affect […]

FAQ: Enduring Power of Guardianship
30 Jan 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Will & Estates lawyers Lucy Ferriera and Maria Zappala answer frequently asked questions regarding an enduring power of guardianship (EPG). What is an enduring power […]

Trivago found guilty of misleading consumers
21 Jan 2020

HHG Legal Group’s Commercial Litigation Director Murray Thornhill and Lawyer, Alex Turner, explains how one of Australia’s most popular third-party travel sites breached Australian Consumer Law. The popular […]

Contractors, Owners and Banks: relationships built on trust and security
8 Jan 2020

With insolvencies on the rise in Australia’s construction industry, increasing reliance is sought to be placed on trust structures to protect accrued payment rights under construction contracts – […]

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 […]

Building your professional skills for the new decade
21 Jan 2020

In a saturated workforce, how can you stand out from the crowd and climb your summit to reach the 1% of what you do? How can you position […]

Unpaid Internships: Are they legal?
20 Jan 2020

Commercial Litigation Director, Murray Thornhill and Lawyer Kai Yuin Yeo look into the legalities around unpaid internships.   Unpaid work experience or internships are often sought by young […]

De facto relationship – Are you eligible to make a claim?
16 Jan 2020

Our Senior Associate, Dianne Caruso discusses eligibility when making a family law claim in a de facto relationship. If you are in a de facto relationship and are […]

FAQ: What is an Enduring Power of Attorney?
10 Jan 2020

  HHG Legal Group’s Will & Estates Senior Associate Lucy Ferriera and Law Graduate Maria Zappala answer frequently asked questions regarding an enduring power of attorney. What is […]

Can you inspect your partner’s former spouse’s court file?
24 Nov 2020

HHG’s Family Lawyer and Independent Children’s Lawyers, Steve Cohen and Dianne Caruso discuss the eligibility of inspecting a partner’s former spouse’s court file. In the decision of Naysmith […]

HHG Proudly Supports the T20 Southern Smash.
6 Jan 2020

With HHG’s 100+ year history in the Great Southern, we were very proud to support the T20 Southern Blast competition on the 28th & 29th of December 2019. […]

Family Law Insights: You don’t need to go to court
2 Jan 2020

Family Law Insights by Simon Creek, Executive Chairman “The topic of divorce kicked the year off with a ‘bang’ with this morning’s commentary by David Curl in The […]

HHG rounds out its centenary celebrations in style
19 Dec 2019

Last night HHG Legal Group celebrated its 100th anniversary and the year that was, with over 120 guests in the Urban Courtyard of the Cloisters Building in Hay […]

Thank you for celebrating 100 years with us in Albany
10 Dec 2019

    Saturday the 7th of December opened our 100th-anniversary celebrations with an open-house community brunch in Albany, right where the HHG story started.   The event was […]

HHG celebrates 100 years with a community brunch in Albany
29 Nov 2019

  You are invited to join HHG Legal Group for an open-house community brunch to celebrate 100 years of legal service to the Great Southern.Our purpose is not […]

A Sense of Entitlement: Squatter’s Rights’ and Adverse Possession Laws in Australia
26 Nov 2019

HHG Legal Group’s Murray Thornhill in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution team and Special Counsel Anne Hurley from the Business, Tax & Property team discuss adverse possession laws […]

Three Law Firms Chalk Up Centuries – Business News
19 Nov 2019

  HHG Legal Group is very proud of our 100-year history and it was a great honour to be acknowledged by Business News this week. Standing alongside Kott […]

Construction Law Q&A – How to avoid penalties on time-bars
13 Nov 2019

Do you know how to avoid not getting paid for your work due to time-bars? Conditions precedent, often called time-bars, are found in a large number of construction […]

HHG Legal Group expands North in next growth phase
11 Nov 2019

After 100 years of servicing the Great Southern, Perth and most recently Mandurah, we are very pleased to announce our ability to assist businesses, individuals and governments in […]

Project Bank Accounts: What Local Governments need to be aware of
7 Nov 2019

From 1 July 2019, WA Government Department (and Local Government) some projects will require having a specific bank account to facilitate payments. From 1 July 2019, WA Government […]

HHG poised for growth and another 100 years of legal service
6 Nov 2019

In its 100th year of continuous legal practice, HHG Legal Group (formerly Hudson Henning & Goodman) is proud to announce some exciting changes and developments. As of 1 […]

What is a nuisance?
5 Nov 2019

HHG’s Dispute Resolution Lawyers Murray Thornhill and Alex Turner answer frequently asked questions regarding a nuisance.  What is a nuisance? Everyone is entitled to enjoy their property. The […]

Underpayment issues hit another national company
30 Oct 2019

HHG Legal Group’s Murray Thornhill and Gemma Wheeler-Carver from the Dispute Resolution and Employment Law teams discuss the consequences of underpaying employees.  Another large company has hit the […]

Now you see it, now you don’t: Locating assets in Family Law proceedings
24 Oct 2019

HHG’s Ben Majoe and Biljana Radulovic from the Family Law team provides insight into forensic accountants & how to locate assets in Family Law proceedings. In family law […]

Sam Radici joins HHG Legal Group’s Business, Tax and Property team.
23 Oct 2019

HHG Legal Group is excited to announce the further expansion of our Business, Tax and Property team with highly-regarded tax specialist Sam Radici joining us this week.   […]

HHG’s Dianne Caruso approved as Independent Children’s Lawyer
17 Oct 2019

HHG is very proud to announce the recent appointment of our Senior Associate, Dianne Caruso, to the panel of Independent Children’s Lawyers. “I am very proud and excited […]

Restraint of Trade
15 Oct 2019

HHG Legal Group’s Commercial Law and Dispute Resolutions lawyers Murray Thornhill, Blair Campbell and Nikolina Milošević discuss restraint of trade.  Restraint of trade clauses are common clauses included in […]

HHG Legal Group welcomes back Anne Hurley
14 Oct 2019

HHG Legal Group is very happy to announce Anne Hurley’s return to HHG’s Business, Tax and Property Law Team.   We are excited to welcome back Anne, and […]

Do you know about your verge and driveway laws?
10 Oct 2019

Verge and Driveway FAQs by HHG Legal Group’s Property & Dispute Resolution Lawyers Murray Thornhill and Julia McCullagh  With regular media reports filled with stories of residents’ shock […]

Employment Law Q&A – Are you aware of your obligations as an employer?
2 Oct 2019

Are you aware of your obligations as an employer? Employment Law helps protect workers and employers, it defines the relationship between the employer and the employee. Knowledge of […]

What you need to know about Child Support assessments
3 Sep 2019

HHG’s Stewart Kattowitz and Erin Papalia from the Family Law team provide some clarity around Child Support assessments in the following article. When couples separate, they can choose to […]

Inheritance issues caused by undefined parental roles and customary laws
26 Sep 2019

HHG’s Murray Thornhill and Alex Turner have written this article discussing an interesting inheritance case involving unclarified adoption, guardianship and customary considerations.  A recent decision of the Supreme Court […]

Simon Creek and Anne Hurley again recognised by Best Lawyers Australia
20 Apr 2020

HHG Legal Group is very proud to announce the recognition of two of our lawyers in the Best Lawyers in Australia list for 2021. Recognised for another year […]

HHG’s Janene Bon and Murray Thornhill honoured by Doyle’s Guide
24 Sep 2019

HHG Legal Group is very proud to announce Janene Bon’s ranking as a Leading  W.A. Wills, Estates and Succession Planning Lawyer and Murray as a Recommended Estate Litigation […]

HHG Giving Back: Proudly supporting Alzheimer’s WA – A Walk to Remember
20 Sep 2019

HHG Legal Group is a proud supporter of Alzheimers WA and is proud to be supporting their Walk to Remember locations this year in Perth, Mandurah and Albany. […]

Are you paying your employees correctly?
27 Aug 2019

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 […]

De-facto Domestic Bliss and Family Law
12 Aug 2019

HHG’s Dr Steve Cohen, Managing Associate and Rachel Pocock, Lawyer from the Family Law team provide some clarity around separation from a de facto relationship.    So, what […]

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 […]

Exciting times for HHG Legal Group’s Family & De facto Law team with a senior appointment and internal promotion.
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 […]

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 […]

Family Violence On Property Settlement Proceedings
26 Jun 2019

How family violence impacts on property settlement proceedings Written by Dianne Caruso, Senior Associate and Simon Creek, Managing Director and Special Counsel, Family Law The recent Full Court […]

Award Wage Increases Announced Across The Country
7 Jun 2019

Award wage increases announced across the country – have you updated your employee contracts? Gemma Wheeler- Carver, Solicitor and Murray Thornhill, Director and Notary Public from the Commercial […]

Is Roundup safe?
5 Jun 2019

Managing Director and Special Counsel, Simon Creek, joins Channel 9’s Tracey Vo to discuss a California couple being awarded almost three billion dollars after a jury agreed the […]

Stone workers
5 Jun 2019

Stone workers exposed to a potentially fatal lung disease joining a major class action Managing Director and Special Counsel, Simon Creek, joins Channel 9’s Tracey Vo to discuss […]

How to protect yourself from Elder Abuse
5 Jun 2019

Managing Director and Special Counsel, Simon Creek, joins Channel 9’s Tracey Vo to discuss what you can do to protect yourself for elder abuse. Watch the clip below […]

Separating From Your Partner
4 Jun 2019

What you need to know before separating from your partner Written by Dianne Caruso, Senior Associate and Simon Creek, Managing Director and Special Counsel, Family Law Key considerations early on. […]

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 […]

Update: Federal Debate 2019
1 May 2019

Written by Claire Harrison, Associate, Family Law Earlier this week, the current Prime Minister, the Liberal Party’s Scott Morison, and the Opposition Leader, Labor’s Bill Shorten,  engaged in […]

How can the Family court Impact a Child’s Schooling?
30 Apr 2019

Can it be said that gone are the days of unspoken understandings, implied consent, assumptions, and acquiescence about the decisions impacting a child’s care, welfare, and development? Not […]

The product-warranty has lapsed – what are my rights?
16 Apr 2019

Written by Nikolina Milošević and Murray Thornhill You have purchased a used vehicle in the last six months which has been at the mechanic’s more than you have […]

Easter for Separated Parents
16 Apr 2019

Written by Rachel Pocock (Solicitor) and Simon Creek (Managing Director & Special Counsel) With Easter School Holidays fast approaching, we have created a guide for separated parents seeking […]

Impact Of Death On Your Family Law Property Proceedings
4 Apr 2019

What impact does death have on your family law property proceedings? Written by Eliza Fitzgerald, Solicitor, Family Law Nowadays, couples are often separating later in their lives, and […]

Signing A Commercial Lease
1 Apr 2019

4 things you need to know before signing up to a commercial lease Written by Anne Hurley and Oscar Dell’Anna  Entering into a lease of commercial premises is […]

Hate Crimes and Social Media
29 Mar 2019

Written by Marcus Hodge, Special Counsel, Business & Property Looking to recent events in Christchurch, it’s easy to think that New Zealand law has failed to protect the […]

Freedom Of Speech In Social Media
26 Mar 2019

Where is your freedom of speech when it comes to social media? Managing Director and Special Counsel, Simon Creek, joins Channel 9’s Tracey Vo to discuss what some […]

Boardroom Q&A – Family Law
19 Mar 2019

Join Claire Harrison, Senior Associate, in the Family Law Team, and Gemma Wheeler-Carver, Solicitor, in the Commercial Litigation Team at HHG Legal Group to learn more about the […]

Boardroom Q&A – Employment Law
17 Apr 2019

The hiring, firing and management of employees can be a minefield, especially for small businesses. Presenters to be announced.  Attend this seminar for an interactive session covering topics […]

Boardroom Q&A – Construction Law
19 Mar 2019

Join Daniel Morris, Special Counsel, in the Commercial Litigation, Construction and Engineering team at HHG Legal Group to learn more about Contractual Disputes & Debt Recovery. Daniel Morris […]

What are your rights when dealing with the police?
8 Mar 2019

Managing Director and Special Counsel, Simon Creek, joins Channel 9’s Tracey Vo to discuss what you should do if you are hurt or injured whilst in police custody. […]

High Court To Consider Sperm Donor A ‘Parent’
8 Mar 2019

High Court set to decide if a sperm donor should be considered a ‘parent’ Managing Director and Special Counsel, Simon Creek, joins Channel 9’s Tracey Vo to discuss […]

Enforcing Adjudication Awards
6 Mar 2019

Can insolvent contractors enforce adjudication awards? Yes in NSW, no in VIC, probably in WA Written by Daniel Morris, Special Counsel, Commercial Litigation It remains uncertain whether liquidators […]

The Law With Simon Creek Mar 5 2019
5 Mar 2019

Simon Creek, Managing Director and Special Counsel, in the family law team at HHG Legal Group joins Oliver Peterson to take listener questions on 6PR.

Man Continues to Sue Google for Defamation
25 Jun 2019

Written by Daniel Morris, Special Counsel, Commercial Litigation In June 2018, we reported on the case of Michael Trkulja — the man who sued Google Inc for defamation. To […]

Transfer duty changes on the horizon
5 Mar 2019

Written by Janene Bon, Tax, Business and Estate Planning There are two Bills before this State’s Legislative Assembly which will have significant implications for the taxation of transactions […]

Meth Testing of Rental Properties
5 Mar 2019

Managing Director and Special Counsel, Simon Creek, joins Channel 9’s Tracey Vo to discuss the potential for rental properties to undergo meth testing before going on the market. Legislation […]

Revenge Porn
5 Mar 2019

Managing Director and Special Counsel, Simon Creek, joins Tracey Vo on Channel 9 to discuss new state laws which are cracking down on practices of revenge porn. From […]

In 2019, we are celebrating 100 years of HHG
1 Mar 2019

In 2019, HHG Legal Group is celebrating 100 years of legal practice in Western Australia – and that’s a pretty amazing achievement. It’s a special year for us […]

How teachers can help children through a divorce
28 Feb 2019

Written by Steve Cohen, Associate, Family Law In recent years, the national divorce rate has risen; this has had major implications for schools and teachers – an important […]

The Law with Simon Creek Feb 19 2019
21 Feb 2019

Simon Creek, Managing Director and Special Counsel, in the family law team at HHG Legal Group joins Oliver Peterson to take listener questions on 6PR.

Is a parent actually a ‘parent’?
21 Feb 2019

Written by Eliza Fitzgerald, Lawyer, Family Law The High Court is set to deliberate on parental role of a sperm donor In recent times, an increasing number of […]

The Law with Simon Creek Feb 5 2019
5 Feb 2019

Simon Creek, Managing Director and Special Counsel, in the family law team at HHG Legal Group joins Oliver Peterson to take listener questions about property and retirement home […]

Australian Banking Royal Commission 2019 Part Two
5 Feb 2019

Written by Blair Campbell, Senior Associate, Commercial Litigation The eagerly anticipated final report of the Banking Royal Commission was finally released on Monday 4th February 2019, with the […]

Australian Banking Royal Commission 2019 Part One
5 Feb 2019

Written by Blair Campbell, Senior Associate, Commercial Litigation Australians have long had a love-hate relationship with their banks, but the honeymoon is over following the shocking revelations exposed […]

Splitting School Fees for Separated Parents
4 Feb 2019

Written by Emma Catterall, Solicitor, Family Law, Commercial Law and Wills & Estates With the upcoming return to school, many separated parents remain unsure of who is responsible […]

The future of negative gearing and the CGT discount
4 Feb 2019

Written by Modiesha Stephens, Senior Associate, Tax, Business & Estate Planning Law  As we approach the next Federal election, both major parties have announced tax policies that will […]

5 Tips When Your Landlord Wants To Redevelop
31 Jan 2019

Retail Shop Leases: Top 5 Tips when your Landlord wants to redevelop Written by Oscar Dell’Anna, Solicitor, and Anne Hurley, Counsel — Business & Property If you run […]

The Law with Simon Creek Jan 23 2019
23 Jan 2019

Simon Creek joins Oliver Peterson to discuss Jeff Bezos’ (founder of Amazon) divorce from his wife and the repercussions this may have on the splitting of his $170billion […]

Adult Child Maintenance
23 Jan 2019

Written by Eliza Fitzgerald, Solicitor, Family Law Paying child support is designed to help meet the cost of caring for and raising your children when they are not […]

Strategic debt recovery: a matter of security and timing
15 Jan 2019

Written by Daniel Morris, Special Counsel, Commercial Litigation Statutory demands can be an effective way to recover debts from insolvent companies that owe you money. A statutory demand […]

Off-setting casual loading amounts – legislative amendments
14 Jan 2019

Written by Gemma Wheeler-Carver, Solicitor, Commercial Litigation Effective from 18 December 2018, the government has introduced a new regulation into the Fair Work Regulations 2009 (Cth) in the […]

Talk On Family Law Amendment
14 Jan 2019

Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Written by Eliza Fitzgerald, Solicitor, Family Law The Federal Parliament recently passed the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and […]

Construction contractors go without payment under contract
14 Jan 2019

Written by Daniel Morris, Special Counsel, Commercial Litigation Construction contractors sometimes end up doing work without a right to payment under a contract. There can be several reasons […]

The Law with Simon Creek Jan 9 2019
9 Jan 2019

Simon Creek joins Karl O’Callaghan, former Police Commissioner, to discuss how family lawyers are often very busy over the Christmas and New Year period. More and more, lawyers […]

The Law With Simon Creek Jan 8 2019
8 Jan 2019

Why is January 7th known as ‘Divorce Day’? Simon Creek joins Harvey Deegan, on 6PR to discuss Divorce Day – the 7th of January – and why we seem […]

Legislative Amendments To Protect Family Violence
21 Dec 2018

The Federal Parliament recently passed the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Bill 2018 which effectively prohibits family violence perpetrators from being able to directly […]

The Law With Simon Creek Dec 19 2018
19 Dec 2018

Simon Creek joins Karl O’Callaghan, former Police Commissioner, for a special Christmas Family Law segment on 6PR. Mr Creek comments on a recent article published by Community News’ […]

STATUTORY SHAKE UP: DE-FACTO SUPERANNUATION SPLITTING IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
19 Dec 2018

Earlier this year, the Federal Attorney General, Christian Porter, announced that de-facto couples in Western Australia will soon be able to split their superannuation interests in financial proceedings […]

HIGH COURT: TAX DEBTS BETWEEN SPOUSES CAN BE TRANSFERRED
18 Dec 2018

The power of the Court to assign a tax debt of one spouse to another pursuant to Part VIIIAA of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (‘FLA’) was […]

FIOCCO REPORT: CONSTRUCTION SECURITY OF PAYMENT
17 Dec 2018

FIOCCO REPORT RELEASED ON REFORM OF CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SECURITY OF PAYMENT Last week, Barrister, John Fiocco’s report to the WA Minister for Commerce titled Security of Payment Reform […]

Christmas for separated parents
13 Dec 2018

For separated parents, Christmas can lead to squabbling over children, court orders, and contact hours. We interviewed senior divorce lawyer, Simon Creek – about his top tips for […]

The Law with Simon Creek Dec 12 2018
12 Dec 2018

Simon Creek joins Oliver Peterson on 6PR to answer listener questions and provide up-to-date legal advice. This week he also spoke about the changes around casual employment rights.

The Law With Simon Creek Dec 5 2018
5 Dec 2018

Simon Creek joins Oliver Peterson on 6PR to answer listener questions and provide up-to-date legal advice. This week, Simon discusses why there are excessive delays in the WA […]

Flexible Work Arrangements Model Term
30 Nov 2018

As of 1 December 2018, a model term will be included in all modern Awards. This model term adds to the requirements already set out in section 65 […]

The Law with Simon Creek Nov 28 2018
28 Nov 2018

Simon Creek joins Oliver Peterson on 6PR to answer listener questions and provide up-to-date legal advice. This week, Simon discusses the calls to raise the age of criminal […]

New bill to change intestacy laws
26 Nov 2018

Proposed changes to the Administration Act 1903 (WA) If you die without leaving a valid will, you are said to have died ‘intestate’ and your estate will be […]

ACCC announces increased Australian Consumer Law penalties as ACL review bill passes
22 Nov 2018

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has recently announced an increase to the penalties for some breaches of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). The ACL can be […]

The Law with Simon Creek Nov 22 2018
22 Nov 2018

Simon Creek joins Oliver Peterson on 6PR to answer listener questions and provide up-to-date legal advice. This week, Simon discusses how the University of Western Australia want to […]

Keeping Your Fur-Baby When Divorced
15 Nov 2018

It’s safe to say pets are a very welcome addition to most Australian families and many consider the family pet to be a member of the family. As […]

The Law With Simon Creek Nov 13 2018
13 Nov 2018

Simon Creek joins Oliver Peterson on 6PR to answer listener questions and provide up-to-date legal advice. This week, Simon discusses the changes and impact on superannuation if a WA […]

The Law With Simon Creek Nov 13, 2018
13 Nov 2018

Simon Creek joins Oliver Peterson on 6PR to answer listener questions and provide up-to-date legal advice. This week, Simon discusses the new triage system within the Federal Circuit Court […]

The Pulse
13 Nov 2018

Simon Creek and Ernie Dingo join Tracey Vo on Channel 9’s segment “The Pulse” to discuss their views on recent news in the media:  Nick Kyrgios was unexpectedly […]

Employers and Mental Health
13 Nov 2018

Employers needs to be aware of employee rights in the work place when it comes to mental health.  Although the law guides employers on preventing physical harm and […]

Dividing Fences
13 Nov 2018

Increasingly, Australian’s are seeking legal advice for fencing disputes with their neighbours. Some of these disputes range from arguing over material, how high the fence should be, who […]

Prenup Advice
13 Nov 2018

With prenups trending amongst the millennial generation, it seems people have more to protect than ever before.  Some, however, are choosing to protect property as insignificant as the […]

Gambling and Divorce
8 Nov 2018

Melbourne Cup, the race that stops the nation, is the day when many Australians have a flurry. What many of us may not realise, is that there are […]

Forging a Path to Protecting Subcontractor Payments
7 Nov 2018

Introduction On 11 February 2014, voluntary administrators were appointed to a large construction enterprise known as the Forge Group which had become insolvent. At the time of its […]

Strata Titles Reform Update – Five Key Changes
6 Nov 2018

With WA’s population predicted to increase by more than five million by 2056 and the increasing need for innovative housing options, the Strata Titles Amendment Bill 2018 (WA) […]

Greg Rogers on Special Employment Panel with 6PR
1 Nov 2018

Greg Rogers joins Oliver Peterson on 6PR for a special employment panel to discuss the re-badging of employment tiles, namely perma-flexi. The idea being: a person with this […]

One of Western Australia’s largest family law teams
4 Oct 2018

HHG Legal Group’s family law team continues to win recognition for service levels, value and results. 

The Law With Simon Creek Oct 2 2018
2 Oct 2018

Simon Creek joins Oliver Peterson on 6PR to answer listener questions and provide up-to-date legal advice. This week, Simon discusses legal advice on the following topics: Consumer rights in […]

WA’s Response to Increasing Family Violence
2 Oct 2018

It has been reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistics that in 2017, Western Australia was the only state where over 60% of the assaults that occurred were […]

Law Report with Murray Thornhill
27 Sep 2018

Murray Thornhill joins the Law Talk, answering listener questions and lending legal expertise to current affairs. 

E-commerce under the microscope
27 Sep 2018

How many times have you bought something online, whether a retail product, a news service, a game or app, and been required to click your agreement to the […]

The Importance of the Stop Bullying Regime
12 Sep 2018

Bullying is a scourge in the workplace. From the more obvious forms of physical violence and overt sexual harassment, to its more subtle forms, like exclusion and rumour […]

The Law with Simon Creek Sep 11 2018
11 Sep 2018

Simon Creek joins Oliver Peterson on 6PR to answer listener questions and provide up-to-date legal advice. This week, Simon discusses breaking a lease, who owns your photos once […]

The importance of will writing and estate planning
5 Sep 2018

Following the recent funeral of singing legend, Aretha Franklin, practical concerns over the distribution of her $121m estate have emerged. In accordance with Michigan Law, Aretha’s assets will […]

Simon Creek on removing sex from birth certificates
31 Aug 2018

Simon Creek joins Tracey Vo in the Channel Nine studio to discuss a new proposal from the WA Law Reform commission. Under a review of our state’s gender […]

Removing gender from birth certificates
28 Aug 2018

Simon Creek discusses a new proposal from the WA Law Reform commission which would see the gender of a baby removed from their birth certificate. When considering whether or […]

Who gets your super in the end?
28 Aug 2018

Recent reports have brought to light some alarming stories about superannuation providers fleecing more than 4000 deceased customers, charging fees for no service, and misuse of funds. Which […]

Police Officers Using Body-Worn Cameras
9 Aug 2018

Western Australian police officers will next year start using body-worn cameras to improve evidence gathering. Siobhan Nims joined the Channel 9 studio to discuss the impact on the courts, […]

Who’s responsible for maintaining power poles?
1 Aug 2018

The elderly owner of the wooden power pole that sparked the 2014 Parkerville inferno is being sued by 189 of her neighbours, however she claims she had no […]

FWC investigates Uber for possible wage-theft
31 Jul 2018

What do you do if you’re injured in a car accident and the other driver absconds? Should Facebook be liable for harmful material on the platform? And does […]

The Law with Simon Creek
24 Jul 2018

Simon Creek joins the 6PR studio to answer listener questions, including: what is an MRO and how do you apply for one? What is the first thing to […]

Who’s legally responsible if your details are leaked online?
19 Jul 2018

Personal details are increasingly finding their way online — case in point, the new My Health digital records. Whilst the new platform is stated to improve the quality of […]

Australasian Law Awards 2020 Finalist – State / Regional Law Firm of the Year

HHG Legal Group is excited to announce our inclusion as WA’s only State / Regional Law Firm of the Year finalist in the Australasian Law Awards 2020. 

This award category was open to non-national law firms that are headquartered in and derive the majority of their revenue from a single state or from regional areas (outside of major capital cities) and firms are judged on excellence in client service and demonstrated expertise across a range of practice areas.

We hope our commitment to delivering quality legal services across all our areas of law, combined with our seamless collaboration across our Perth, Albany, Mandurah and Joondalup teams, will put us in the box-seat to win the 2020 award.

Best Lawyers in Australia – Recognition for Family Law

Congratulations to our Executive Chairman, Simon Creek, for his recognition on the 2021 Best Lawyers in Australia list for his work in Family & De Facto Law.

Recognised for the second year in a row, Simon was one of only two WA Family Lawyers, recognised on this year’s list.  

Best Lawyers in Australia – Recognition for Property Law

Congratulations to the head of our Property Law team,  Anne Hurley, for her recognition in the 2021 Best Lawyers in Australia list.

For the fourth year in a row, Anne has been recognised as one of the Best Lawyers in Australia,  for her highly regarded practice in Real Property Law.

Doyles Guide 2019 – Recommended Estate Litigation Firm and Lawyer

HHG Legal Group is very proud to announce Murray Thornhill‘s recommendation for Estate Litigation in 2019 Doyles Guide. In addition to this individual recognition, HHG Legal Group has also been recognised as a Recommended Firm within this area also.

Congratulations to Murray and our Estates Litigation team.

Doyles Guide 2019 – Leading Wills, Estates and Succession Planning Firm and Lawyer

HHG Legal Group is very proud to announce Janene Bon’s ranking as a Leading  W.A. Wills, Estates and Succession Planning Lawyer in the 2019 Doyles Guide. In addition to this individual recognition, HHG Legal Group has ranked as a third-tier leading firm within this area also.

Congratulations to Janene and our Wills, Estates and Succession Planning team. 

Australian Law Awards 2018 Finalist

Dubbed the most competitive year to date, the The 18th annual Australian Law Awards will represent the best of the best across the legal industry and recognises the outstanding contribution of Australia’s top lawyers and legal firms across 33 categories. As WA’s only Regional Law Firm of the Year finalist, this is a true testament to our unique commitment to the WA region.

Barber settles out of court for refusing to cut a girl’s hair
10 Jul 2018

An eight-month legal battle finally ended for the Sydney barber who refused to cut a girl’s hair, with the sex discrimination claim settling outside of court. Following its […]

Guarantors: Enforcing guarantees is not guaranteed. Take it slow, consider your options
5 Jul 2018

If you have guaranteed the debts of a person or entity that is in financial distress, you should take legal advice as soon as possible. Whatever you do, […]

Winning lottery in jail
5 Jul 2018

A bankrupt bikie has won a 1.33 million dollar Lotto jackpot from behind bars. The associate of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang is being held in a South […]

Revenge porn laws finally introduced in WA
3 Jul 2018

Legislation criminalising so-called revenge porn have been introduced in Western Australia, providing long-overdue consequences for those found guilty of image-based abuses. Simon Creek discusses what the new legislation […]

Melbourne Man Suing Google for Defamation
29 Jun 2018

Precedent only a possibility for Melbourne man suing Google for defamation After a six-year, David-and-Goliath battle, Milorad ‘Michael’ Trkulja has been given the green-light to sue Google for […]

Think Your Speeding Fine is Wrong? Top Five Tips from HHG Legal Group
29 Jun 2018

Faced with a speeding fine that doesn’t sit right? Sure that you weren’t travelling at the speed alleged? You’re not alone. A number of traffic infringements remain under […]

The law according to Simon Creek
27 Jun 2018

What happens when your partner steals your super? Or when a debt collector hikes up the interest rates after you accidentally miss a payment? Simon Creek joins 6PR […]

Individuals and small businesses — how to make the most of your tax planning opportunities in the new financial year.
27 Jun 2018

As this financial year draws to a close, are you wondering if you made the most of your tax planning opportunities over the last 12 months? Now is […]

Ask an Expert: Lending to farmers in spotlight at Banking Royal Commission
22 Jun 2018

HHG Legal Group is proud to be an expert for Legalwise News, assisting the publication answer reader questions. In their fourth edition, Greg Gaunt previews the next round of hearings […]

Suing Google for defamation
19 Jun 2018

An Australian man is now allowed to sue search engine giant, Google, for defamation. Should the plaintiff be successful in his claims, questions would be raised about innocent […]

Breaking the confessional seal
14 Jun 2018

Those who confess child abuses to priests are no longer protected by the confessional seal in South Australia. Under new mandatory reporting laws, priests will now be compelled […]

Colleen McCullough’s Will Jun 13 2018
13 Jun 2018

Joining 4KQ Breakfast with Laurel, Gary and Mark, Murray Thornhill discusses the battle over Colleen McCullough’s estate. The case has so been defined by a series of explosive […]

Sweeping changes to Family Court system
12 Jun 2018

Sweeping changes are being made to Australia’s Family Court system, following an announcement that the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court are set to merge by early 2019. […]

Tracking Children with Technology
7 Jun 2018

Parents are using mobile phone and smartwatch apps to access their kid’s internet searches, text messages, and GPS coordinates,  all in the name of protection. But when it […]

Cheaper, Faster Results in Family Law Overhaul
5 Jun 2018

Interesting times are afoot for those that are affected by, or work within, the family law system. The Federal Attorney General, Christian Porter, recently launched details of a […]

Failure to Launch
24 May 2018

Extraordinary measures have been taken to remove a thirty-year old son from the family home, with the man’s parents turning to the courts for help. However, when it […]

Mobile Phone Obsession
18 May 2018

An isolation epidemic — mobile phones have become the third-wheel in many relationships, with excessive usage of the devices causing couples to feel more detached than ever before. […]

Talking Salaries with Channel 9
1 Jun 2018

Nine states in the US have, or are set to, ban employers asking candidates about current salary during the hiring process. The question remains legal in Australia, but […]

Ask an Expert: Greg Gaunt on Ponzi Schemes
31 May 2018

HHG Legal Group is proud to be an expert for Legalwise News, assisting the publication answer reader questions. In their second edition, Greg Gaunt provided his take on how to […]

Finding love, later in life
30 May 2018

Falling in love can happen at any age, including as we get older and supposedly wiser. Unlike marriage in your twenties and thirties, tying the knot after fifty […]

Australasian Law Awards 2018 Finalist

HHG Legal Group Managing Director, Simon Creek, was nominated a finalist in the category of Law Firm Leader of the Year (under 200 staff). The Annual Australasian Law Awards celebrates excellence in the legal profession, recognising leading lawyers, firms, in-house legal teams and the landmark deals that have shaped the business landscape.

The Pulse with Simon Creek and Adrian Alaberg
23 May 2018

HHG Legal Group’s Managing Director, Simon Creek, joined Channel 9 to discuss cutting taxpayer funds to religious schools, financial secrets in relationships, and a very peculiar piece of […]

National revenge porn legislation imminent
15 May 2018

National revenge porn legislation could be introduced by the end of the year, heralding substantial fines and penalties to those committing image-based abuses. As the technological landscape evolves further, the […]

Elected Member of a Local Government — think twice before pressing send on social media
22 May 2018

In today’s age of pervasive communications technology, there are a plethora of social media platforms available at our fingertips, enabling us to communicate our message, views, and opinions […]

Ask An Expert: Greg Gaunt on The Banking and Finance Oath
22 May 2018

HHG Legal Group is proud to be an expert for Legalwise News, assisting the publication answer reader questions. In their inaugural edition, Greg Gaunt discussed whether a ‘Banking Oath’ […]

Your Privacy, My Health
17 May 2018

It may be surprising to some that, in Australia at least, there is no fundamental right to privacy.  There are laws that protect aspects of your confidential information, […]

Tell them they’re dreaming! Compulsory acquisition of land by NSW government stopped in its tracks in landmark legal battle – how will this apply in WA?
17 May 2018

The mere thought makes every property owner shudder – to be notified that their land is going to be compulsorily acquired by a government authority. Even though landowners […]

The Federal Budget: 5 things small business owners need to know
10 May 2018

This week’s Federal Budget contained a number of integrity (aka revenue-raising) measures that will impact small businesses. There was also at least one announcement which will be welcomed […]

Former Gold Coast Suns player set to sue AFL
8 May 2018

Former Gold Coast Suns player, Joel Wilkinson, is preparing to sue the AFL over alleged racial vilification and sexual harassment. He claims the footy club failed in its […]

HHGenXYZ presents Chasing Horizons with Ernie Dingo
10 May 2018

The HHGenXYZ Committee invites you to join them and special guest, Ernie Dingo, at the newly reimagined Melbourne Hotel. There, Ernie will share inspiration from his remarkable life […]

The Society of Petroleum Engineers WA YP
11 Jun 2018

Click & Connect with HHGenXYZ and the Society of Petroleum Engineers WA YP – HHG Legal Group A menagerie of mindsets, a troupe of temperaments – housing so […]

The Future of FVRO’s – Part 1
2 Apr 2018

A suite of new changes came into play in 2017, resulting in a changed legal landscape for family violence and restraining orders. This year will see even further […]

Free Legal Assistance Clinics during Law Week
10 May 2018

To celebrate Law Week, HHG Legal Group will be running a special series of Free Legal Assistance Clinics. Short, sharp and free of charge these appointments are run […]

Uncovered! Widespread Unfair and Dishonest Asset Lending Practices
8 May 2018

The Hayne Royal Commission into the banking and finance industry has so far uncovered and brought about admissions of widespread unfair and dishonest practices by institutional lenders and […]

Twelve-year old boy borrows family credit card to fly self to Bali
29 Apr 2018

Twelve-year old boy borrows family credit card to fly self to Bali Join HHG Legal Group Managing Director, Simon Creek, and Radio Presenter, Oliver Peterson, as they discuss recent […]

AFL penalties and the law
26 Apr 2018

Both Deluca and Powell-Pepper’s bans have put footy culture under the microscope and raised questions about the fairness of the penalties. Are the three-game suspensions a reflection of […]

Genealogy website used to track down serial killer
22 Apr 2018

According to investigators, the man alleged to be the ‘Golden State killer’ was tracked down using genealogy websites. Could this be the future of law enforcement?  Criminal lawyer, Siobhan […]

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation & Financial Services Industry – And they said we didn’t need it!
20 Apr 2018

The collapse of Lehmann Brothers in 2008 marked the start of the global financial crisis (GFC). A post mortem on some of the reasons causing or contributing to […]

Accelerating Into the Gig Economy
13 Apr 2018

Technology is fuelling a global acceleration, with our employment landscape changing alongside it at an alarming rate.  One striking feature of the new working environment is what we […]

6PR’s ‘Free Legal Advice Thursday’
12 Apr 2018

Join HHG Legal Group Managing Director, Simon Creek, and Radio Presenter, Oliver Peterson, as they discuss recent news features and answer your legal questions on 6PR’s ‘Free Legal Advice Thursday’.

Less than 5 months left to use the $20,000 instant asset write-off
11 Jan 2018

In May 2017 the government extended the $20,000 instant asset write-off for small business to 30 June 2018. This means that there are less than 5 months before […]

International Advisory Experts Awards 2018

HHG Legal Group Managing Director, Simon Creek, has been awarded the International Advisory Experts Award for peer recognition in law firm excellence over the past 12 months.

2018 Best Lawyers

Awarded to Associate Director, Anne Hurley, for Real Property Law

Beware Financial Abusers
9 Apr 2018

A rise in cases of financial abuse proves that seniors in all stages of frailty must implement appropriate safeguards against seemingly trustworthy family members or friends. It’s becoming […]

Q&A Before Tying The Knot (part one)
5 Apr 2018

Getting married later in life: questions to ask before tying the knot (part one) Join HHG Legal Group Managing Director, Simon Creek, and Radio Presenter, Oliver Peterson, as they […]

Legal Risks And Rewards In Marriage
5 Apr 2018

Older West Australians getting married; what are the risks and rewards legally? More West Australians are getting married later in life – but for those over 50, tying […]

Cricket ball tampering scandal: Premeditated cheating and the law
29 Mar 2018

The cricket ball tampering scandal could head towards an ugly legal war. Cricket cheats David Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft can consider their legal options, to fire […]

2017 Law Society Lawyer of the Year — Simon Creek

Awarded to a lawyer with more than five years’ experience, recognising significant contributions to the legal profession in Western Australia.

Criminal Law Series: Some potential flaws in the WA legal system (part three)
27 Mar 2018

Join HHG Legal Group Managing Director, Simon Creek, Criminal Lawyer, Siobhan Nims, and Radio Presenter, Oliver Peterson, as they discuss recent news features and answer your legal questions on […]

WA Supreme Court clarifies jurisdictional error in adjudications
25 Mar 2018

We recently reported on the decision in Probuild Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd v Shade Systems Pty Ltd [2018] HCA 4.  There, the High Court held that Australian security […]

Bail tips from our criminal law team
24 Mar 2018

Aside from those dealing with very simple criminal matters, the majority of people traversing their way through the criminal justice system will need to deal with the issue […]

Commercial surrogacy laws in Western Australia
15 Mar 2018

WA’s tough surrogacy laws are set for a big shakeup. Right now the process is legal but only if the arrangement isn’t commercial. This divisive topic has the […]

What different types of wills are available?
21 Mar 2018

Unless you have discovered the secret of immortality, you are going to need a will at some time. Estate planning is an essential, but all too often neglected […]

Criminal law series: Some potential flaws in the WA legal system (part two)
21 Mar 2018

Join HHG Legal Group Managing Director, Simon Creek, Criminal Lawyer, Siobhan Nims, and Radio Presenter, Oliver Peterson, as they discuss recent news features and answer your legal questions on […]

Tax Reform — OECD Hybrid Mismatch Rules
16 Mar 2018

In November 2017 the Federal Government circulated the Treasury Laws Amendment (OECD Hybrid Mismatch Rules) Bill 2017 (Bill). If passed in its current form, Schedule 1 of the Bill will […]

Criminal law series: Some potential flaws in the WA legal system (part one)
15 Mar 2018

Join HHG Legal Group Managing Director, Simon Creek, and Radio Presenter, Oliver Peterson, as they discuss recent news features and answer your legal questions on 6PR’s ‘Free Legal Advice Thursday’. […]

Selling and Buying Real Estate with Bitcoin — The Future of Real Estate Transactions?
9 Mar 2018

Introduction  Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been making headlines in recent times. In 2017, the value of Bitcoin soared exponentially. Despite being a highly volatile asset, digital currencies […]

Sexual misconduct allegations: what employers need to know
8 Mar 2018

Last year saw a chorus of sexual misconduct allegations – particularly in Hollywood – build to a crescendo with claims against media mogul Harvey Weinstein and the perpetuation […]

Stricter laws on specialist tobacco retailers and a case of barbershop gender discrimination
8 Mar 2018

In recent news, iconic Perth specialist retailers like Subiaco’s Devlin’s, may be forced to shut down due to newly proposed state law amendments affecting the Tobacco Products Control Amendment […]

24 year old Japanese man granted parental rights to 13 surrogate children
22 Feb 2018

A wealthy 24 year old Japanese man has been granted parental rights over 13 surrogate children due to his financial capability to support their needs and his desire to have a “big family”. Granted […]

National plan to tackle elder abuse in Australia
20 Feb 2018

A national plan to stamp out elder abuse will be formulated at a federal government level this year. Attorney General Christian Porter, says with a rapidly aging population […]

Post Valentine’s Day blues for married couples
15 Feb 2018

It’s a special day for most, teeming with flowers, chocolate treats and heart-shaped trinkets… But for failing couples, Valentine’s Day looms like a dark cloud, serving as a […]

Valentine’s Day anxiety and trial separation to save a marriage
15 Feb 2018

It’s a special day for most, but for failing couples, Valentine’s Day looms as a bitter reminder that the relationship is not all it used to be. It’s […]

Post Valentine’s Day blues and trial separation
15 Feb 2018

If Valentine’s Week has left you sitting on the byline of your marriage, clutching to old memories and hopelessly lost for a solution – it could be time […]

Royal Commission investigates alleged bad bank behaviour
1 Feb 2018

In light of recent allegations of bad bank behaviour, the Royal Commission will investigate alleged misconduct in the Australian financial services industry. Investigations will include some of Australia’s […]

Cyber safety and restraining orders
15 Feb 2018

There has never been a time when access to powerful communication tools has been more widespread and available. Yet this power to communicate has generally not come with […]

Relationships and the law: Pollie relationships and surrogacy opportunities for same sex couples
15 Feb 2018

Join HHG Legal Group Managing Director, Simon Creek, and Radio Presenter, Oliver Peterson, as they discuss recent news features and answer your legal questions on 6PR’s ‘Free Legal Advice Thursday’. […]

Cooper and Oxley administrators offer win-win solution to subcontractors, suppliers and banks
15 Feb 2018

In a move described by Subcontractors WA as “unprecedented”, the administrators of insolvent construction company, Cooper & Oxley, have set up special purpose bank accounts to ensure subcontractors […]

HHG Construction Law series Part 19: No challenge to adjudication awards within power: High Court
14 Feb 2018

On 14 February 2018, the High Court of Australia unanimously decided that an adjudicator’s determination of a construction pay dispute cannot be challenged in a court unless the […]

How did the Royal Commission come about?
12 Feb 2018

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (established by the Federal Government on 14 December 2017) will investigate alleged misconduct in the […]

Can a text message be a Will?
6 Feb 2018

In Australia formal Wills are documents made in writing and signed by the Willmaker in the presence of two independent witnesses. A Will that fails to meet these […]

Same-sex couples and parentage
30 Jan 2018

The question of parentage has become unprecedentedly topical in recent times, with current marriage equality laws drawing attention to the prevalence of same-sex couples in our community who […]

Elder Abuse Prevention – Use of Powers of Attorney
29 Jan 2018

Powers of Attorney can form an important part of your plan to manage your financial affairs once you lose capacity (or at any other time prior). Your choice […]

Surrogacy for same-sex couples in Australia
29 Jan 2018

Our ability to have a child and start a family is something that can be easy to take for granted. Now same-sex couples in WA could soon be […]

Mandurah Boardroom Q&A — Daniel Morris presents the 2018 Civil Contractor’s Legal Guide (Part One: Quality)
24 Jan 2018

Civil works and construction projects pose unique challenges for contractors and their legal advisors.  Perhaps no other industry involves such a complex and interdependent web of contracts between […]

Accounting Issues In the Family Court
21 Dec 2017

Boardroom Q&A — Accounting issues in the Family Court and giving evidence Do you have gnawing questions about the Family Court’s treatment of issues such as carried forward […]

Land Tax And Your Main Residence
22 Dec 2017

Boardroom Q&A — Land Tax and your main (primary) residence Land tax is calculated on the unimproved value of your land at 30 June each year. Individuals who […]

The Symmetry Of Stress And Its Effects
21 Dec 2017

Boardroom Q&A — The symmetry of stress (and how it affects clients) Emotions are rarely a solo act. Never has this been more apparent than with stress – […]

How To Be An Effective Director
23 Jan 2018

Business Women Australia Lunch & Learn – How to be an effective Director by Maree Gooch Date: 31 January 2018 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Location: HHG Legal […]

Service provider blues: recent Court decision puts service provider on Ezy Accounting for employment breaches of the Fair Work Act
22 Jan 2018

Under the Fair Work Act, all manner of third parties can be held liable for (and ordered to pay penalties in respect of) breaches by employers of the […]

Digital Parenting And Invasion Of Privacy
18 Jan 2018

Digital parenting. Where does protecting your child cross the line into invading their privacy? As parenting moves further into the digital age, how far would you go to […]

Employer Tax Obligations – “No Lightning Rod Test”
16 Jan 2018

Within the last few years, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) and Western Australian Office of State Revenue (OSR) have intensified efforts to ensure employers are compliant with their […]

Man ordered to pay his mother almost $1 million for raising him and funding his dentistry training
3 Jan 2018

A man has been ordered to pay his mother almost $1 million for funding his dentistry training after signing a contract in 1997 stating that he would pay […]

New Year, ‘New You’?
1 Jan 2018

The beginning of the New Year is a time for reflection and setting resolutions for a ‘New You’. Whether through saving more money, getting fit or quitting smoking, […]

Civil Contractors’ Legal Guide: Payment
22 Dec 2017

Basic principle: the right to be paid what your work is worth and lump sum contract A contractor is entitled to be paid for their work: where the […]

Christmas crime and what to consider during a home invasion?
21 Dec 2017

Come Christmas Eve, we’ll all be looking forward to that one special visitor… But not all festive drop-ins are welcome, with data from the RAC revealing at least 12 […]

Civil Contractors’ Legal Guide: Timing
22 Dec 2017

Basic principles There are two basic principles to remember about timing: time is virtually always of the essence of a construction or works contract; and the contractor almost […]

Civil Contractors’ Legal Guide: Quality
22 Dec 2017

Standard of Workmanship Most standard-form contracts provide that a contractor’s works are to be carried out in a “proper and workmanlike manner”. Different words may be used but […]

Daniel Morris: 2018 Civil Contractors’ Legal Guide
21 Dec 2017

Boardroom Q&A — Daniel Morris presents the 2018 Civil Contractors’ Legal Guide Civil works and construction projects pose unique challenges for contractors and their legal advisors. Perhaps no […]

Alex Turner: Social Media Legal Insights
23 Jan 2018

Business Women Australia Boardroom Banter – “Social Media Legal Insights” by Alex Turner Date: 21 February 2018 4:30 PM – 6:15 PM Location: HHG Legal Group, Level 1/16 […]

Digital Forensics In Restraining Trade
13 Feb 2018

HHG Boardroom Q&A — Using Digital Forensics to Enforce Restraint of Trade HHG Legal Group employment lawyer, Gregory Rogers, is teaming up with special guest Adam Stafford to […]

HHGenXYZ And YPAC Join Forces
25 Jan 2018

HHGenXYZ and YPAC join forces for a young professional network evening at the NEW Henry Summers For those still struggling with back-to-work blues, join HHGenXYZ and YPAC as […]

Safe Harbour Laws
21 Dec 2017

Boardroom Q&A — Safe Harbour laws, what every adviser needs to know. Some of the most significant changes to Australia’s company and insolvency laws passed through Parliament last […]

Boardroom Q&A — Property with Anne Hurley
21 Dec 2017

Join the award-winning Anne Hurley, Associate Director of HHG Legal Group, at this HHG Legal Group Boardroom Q&A. Presenting insights on Western Australia’s legal landscape, Anne will ensure […]

Cocktails for a Cause presented by HHG Giving Back
20 Dec 2017

This May, we encourage you to take a moment to reflect on our relative comfort and wealth as we raise funds for important charity partner, Hagar Australia.   Transforming […]

The Essential Element in Planning
19 Feb 2018

Business Women Australia Lunch & Learn – ‘Quantifying Goals – The Essential Element in Planning’ Business strategies and project plans should start and finish with the numbers, yet […]

Boardroom Q&A — Social media and your legacy
21 Dec 2017

Who will check-in when you check-out? With the prominence of social media in our life – and for some, in our businesses – it’s time to consider its […]

Boardroom Q&A — Surviving stressful separations
21 Dec 2017

Although 1 in 4 Australians are getting divorced each year, divorce and separation are subjects which remain a mystery to a large majority of our population. There’s also a […]

Your Super Fund For Retirement
3 Jan 2018

Boardroom Q&A — Your Super Fund – can it cope if you retire, die or lose capacity? There were major changes to the superannuation laws on 1 July […]

AustLaw Perth Symposium ‘Stronger Together’
15 Feb 2018

2018 AustLaw Perth Symposium ‘Stronger Together’ – proudly hosted by HHG Legal Group As the exclusive WA member of national law firm network, AustLaw, we are delighted to […]

Boardroom Q&A — PPSR Tips & Traps
10 Jan 2018

You can lose your assets and your right to be paid for the goods and services you supply if you do not use the Personal Property Securities Register […]

Boardroom Q&A: Facts on Family Law
21 Dec 2017

Save the date to connect with the experts at HHG Legal Group’s boardroom Q&A. Our award-winning team will present on the Family Law Act (1975), detailing how this […]

Boardroom Q&A — Unearthing construction law
21 Dec 2017

Construction contractors often tender for work without knowing what’s beneath the surface. Delays can crop up at any time, with conditions such as hard rock or unmapped services […]

Boardroom Q&A — Tempering troublesome clients
21 Dec 2017

Troublesome clients come in all shapes and sizes. Many bombard your phone, calling incessantly. Some ignore logic and reason, favouring emotional outbursts and knee-jerk reactions. A few complain […]

Crash Course: Construction Law For Accountants
10 Jan 2018

Boardroom Q&A — A crash course in construction law for accountants Accountants and other advisers are often called upon to help construction contractors get paid for the work […]

What Can Go Wrong When Writing A Will?
21 Dec 2017

Boardroom Q&A — What can go wrong when writing a will? Several sheets of paper and signatures on a dotted line – despite being such a straightforward document, […]

Will Your Business Survive Your Departure?
21 Dec 2017

Boardroom Q&A — Will your business survive your departure? How organised are you and your business for your voluntary departure by retirement, sale or handover; or involuntary departure […]

Boardroom Q&A — Shareholder and director disputes
21 Dec 2017

Disputes between directors and shareholders of private companies are an unfortunate reality, giving rise to ugly and costly outcomes. A standard company constitution will rarely provide the means to […]

Digital Assets and What Happens After You Die
18 Dec 2017

There is no doubt that in the internet era we all engage and devote significant time to our online presence for personal use, study and in the workplace. […]

Amazonian Law – Welcome to the Jungle
14 Dec 2017

Last week, Amazon launched its full Australian offering on its online store, serviced by its new Victorian distribution hub. There has been much speculation regarding the likely impact […]

Charities giving back hope at Christmas
13 Dec 2017

Each year, HHG Giving Back supports three charities, providing financial contributions and pro-bono legal advice. By supporting Hagar, Path of Hope and Fresh Start, we hope to ensure […]

Stopping Elder Abuse: a view from the trenches
13 Dec 2017

As a career litigator, I have learned that resolving legal disputes – often within families and family businesses – always requires attention to the relational dynamics; the versions […]

‘Safe Harbour’ Laws: New Hope for Companies and Directors?
13 Dec 2017

Current insolvent trading laws stigmatise corporate failure. They effectively force directors to sacrifice companies in order to safeguard themselves against prosecution and impede businesses from trading out of […]

2017 Attorney General’s Community Service Law Award

Awarded to HHG Legal Group for outstanding pro bono legal services to the Western Australian community. 

2017 AIM WA WestBusiness Pinnacle Award Finalist

HHG Legal Group was selected as a finalist in recognition of HHG Giving Back, under the category of Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence.

Instances of revenge porn have surged over the years
8 Dec 2017

Scorned lovers have ditched keying their ex’s car in favour of revenge porn –the act of sharing a person’s intimate photographs or videos without consent. Instances of revenge […]

Emojis and the law: What happens when they’re used to threaten or suggest violence?
7 Dec 2017

Legal scholars have identified that emojis are increasingly recognised in a legal context, not as a joke or ornament, but as non-verbal digital language that inject humanity into […]

12 home invasions a day over the 12 days of Christmas
7 Dec 2017

Come Christmas Eve, we’ll all be looking forward to that one special visitor… But not all festive drop-ins are welcome, with data from the RAC revealing at least 12 […]

Holidays, Separation and Family Court Proceedings
5 Dec 2017

What’s wrong with taking your children on a quick Bali holiday in the summer holiday break? The children have lived with you since separation and save for your […]

Lawyer of the Year recognised for charity contributions and pro bono legal advice clinics across WA
4 Dec 2017

A respected leader, philanthropist and lawyer; Simon Creek has become an influential public figure in Perth. As HHG Legal Group Managing Director and Special Counsel, he is frequently […]

Are you in a de facto relationship without a will?
5 Dec 2017

In the 21st Century, it’s not uncommon for couples to decide against getting married. What some people in de facto relationships may not realise, is by law, you […]

Christmas party dos and don’ts for employers and employees
30 Nov 2017

The festive season has officially begun with blinking lights and tinsel lining streets, houses and office corridors. With Christmas just around the corner, HHG Legal Group Director, Murray […]

The future of binding financial agreements (BFA’s)
16 Nov 2017

2017 saw a lot of buzz surrounding the landmark High Court Thorne v Kennedy case and what implications the ruling might have on the future of binding financial […]

De facto relationships and your will. What is the definition of a de facto spouse and how can this impact you?
24 Nov 2017

A recent case in the NSW Supreme Court illustrated the difficulty of proving that a relationship is a de facto relationship for inheritance purposes, when there is no will. In […]

Data breach for 57 million Uber users – and you only just found out!
23 Nov 2017

Using an Uber app to get from A to B or to order a quick meal has become second nature to a vast majority of people around the […]

Don’t be an inspiration for a movie script
27 Nov 2017

Workplace Christmas party fails are the stuff of legend (and blockbuster hits) – but also some not-so-funny litigation. Which begs the question: what happens when drunken antics become […]

Construction Contracts: Five Quick Tips
24 Nov 2017

Are you a contractor or a developer? Do you often battle with prolonged or disrupted works? This month’s e-checklist highlights some of the simple tips and tricks to […]

Wills and Living in a de facto relationship
24 Nov 2017

In disputed estate matters, the Court is required to cast judgment on your relationship – from how you manage household bills through to your Facebook relationship status and […]

Court of appeal reduces Olivia Mead’s award by $19 million, holding that she is entitled to “adequate provision for her proper maintenance and support, but no more” from billionaire father’s estate.
23 Nov 2017

When WA billionaire Michael Wright passed away in 2012, his ‘secret daughter’, Olivia Mead, was left a $3 million trust under his will. Subject to stringent conditions and […]

Whistleblower Laws
23 Nov 2017

Strong whistleblower Laws in the Asia Pacific Region? Several jurisdictions have recently or are currently reviewing their laws relating to protection of whistleblowers both in the public and […]

Elder abuse. Lawyer sounds alarm on growing problem.
20 Nov 2017

There is an increase in cases involving aged people in varying stages of frailty, being manipulated or deceived, or just worn down, into making decisions that strip away […]

If you like it…put a prenup on it, or should you?
10 Nov 2017

Pre nuptial agreements were first made famous in the early two thousands by celebrities like Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and the Kardashians. Famously, it was rumoured that Brad […]

Put this on the top of your Christmas list
2 Nov 2017

Everywhere we look Christmas decorations are appearing in shopping centres which serve as a timely reminder that the Christmas holidays are almost upon us. In fact, Christmas is […]

A Dummies Guide to Voluntary Assumption of Risk
30 Oct 2017

In 2002 the WA government introduced legislation which, among other things, sought to limit liability where individuals are injured or die, having effectively taken an obvious risk. In […]

Society vs. The Gun
19 Oct 2017

Looking to recent events in Las Vegas, it’s easy to think that US law has failed to protect the victims of that senseless tragedy.  As much as Australians […]

Getting What You Pay For
15 Oct 2017

Get exactly what you pay for with free or discounted initial consultations Even the frugal would baulk at a ‘first-hour free’ amputation. After all, surgery involves precision. Deft-handed […]

Owing child support payments? Better halt that holiday.
9 Nov 2017

HHG Legal Group Director, Murray Thornhill, and Associate, Nicole Young, were in the 6PR studio with Oliver Peterson taking Perth’s legal enquiries live! Hear why you might think […]

Did you know the Family Court recently ruled a WA couple’s 25-year marriage ‘invalid’?
2 Nov 2017

Did you know the Family Court recently ruled a WA couple’s 25-year marriage ‘invalid’? Hear what HHG Associates, Nicole Young & Hayley Ellison, had to say about it […]

BFA’s — how binding are they?
16 Nov 2017

Last week saw a lot of buzz surrounding the High Court Thorne v Kennedy case and what implications the ruling might have on the future of binding financial […]

Global legal trends and other free legal insights LIVE on 6PR
26 Oct 2017

Nicole Young and Murray Thornhill update Oliver Peterson on trends in the global legal industry, plus other free legal insights LIVE on 6PR

Legal Limbo with Murray Thornhill
26 Oct 2017

Murray Thornhill addresses the disturbing reality of Western Australia’s unprotected assets, with almost half of our over 40 population lacking a will.

Learn the legal ramifications of the recent Harvey Weinstein case
20 Oct 2017

Learn the legal ramifications of the recent Harvey Weinstein case plus other free legal advice LIVE with Oliver Peterson and HHG Legal Group Associate, Nicole Young, on 6PR.

Have you ever completed a ‘DIY Will Kit’? Here’s what you should know…
17 Oct 2017

Have you considered whether your ‘DIY Will Kit’ will be valid when you’re no longer around. Listen to HHG Associate Nicole Young’s insights on the wills of the future.

Bauer Media is ordered to pay damages of $4.5 million to Rebel Wilson for defamation
14 Sep 2017

HHG Legal Group Director, Murray Thornhill joins the Laurel, Gary & Mark Breakfast Show on Brisbane radio’s 4KQ! Hear what he has to say about the legal implications of  the recent […]

Restraining Order Compromise
20 Sep 2017

In July this year a new type of restraining order called a Family Violence Restraining Order (FVRO) was created. Overall the new FVROs seem easier for applicants to […]

2014 Society of Construction Law Brooking Prize

The Society of Construction Law Brooking Prize recognises breaking ground construction law publications. HHG Legal Group’s Special Counsel, Daniel Morris, was awarded this prize for his paper which was published in the prestigious Australian Law Journal. Read his award winning paper.

Supporting Western Australians for more than 100 years

"Always fast and thorough service. Thank you"

Sitka Pil

My circumstances at the time I made contact with HHG were dire following my argument being rejected by two no win no fee firms. Following my initial meeting with HHG's employment law team I was left feeling extremely positive by the response and concern shown by HHG in regards to their support of my argument along with their preparedness to pursue an outcome on my behalf.

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.

I have no hesitation in recommending HHG to anyone caught up in the messy circumstances I found myself in at the time.

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

Nathan Lynch

"Thank you for such great assistance with the transaction of Flying Domestics on behalf of Lorna Good. It has been such a pleasure to work with the HHG Legal Group and I look forward to working with you in the future."

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

"HHG Legal were absolutely fantastic. Extremely responsive and brought calm to our chaotic family situation through their knowledge and caring attitude. Extremely professional from our very first contact with them and they expertly guided our family though the required legal process over almost a 12 month period."

Amanda Williamson

"Fantastic team! They really care about their client. Tim Colcutt is a 'go that extra mile' guy who gives his client his all. I can't recommend HHG and Tim enough."

Kerry Samson

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

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 Anne."

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

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