HBA Legal

Nathan Hepple is co-founder of HBA Legal and the HBA Group

Legal Executive:

As a skilled costing professional, Peter Sheavyn is well-regarded in the industry, and is experienced in analysing matters for maximum cost recovery, preparing schedules and assisting in the preparation of detailed bills of costs.

Professor of Law and Ageing School of Law, University of South Australia :
Professor of Law and Ageing School of Law, University of South Australia

Dr Eileen Webb is a Professor of Law and Ageing in the Justice and Society discipline at the University of South Australia. 

Partner, O’Sullivan Davies:

Trevor O’Sullivan, Partner, O’Sullivan Davies

Director, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Clifford Chance:

Dr Pat Saraceni, Director, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Clifford Chance


Craig Slater is a barrister at Francis Burt Chambers where he specialises in commercial litigation.

Barrister :

Peter Dowding was admitted to practice in 1966 in Western Australia after graduating from the University of Western Australia in 1964. He was a founding partner of Paterson and Dowding until 1979 practising in Family and Criminal law. 

Partner, Jackson McDonald:

Elizabeth Tylich is a commercial lawyer with a particular focus on transactions and the not-for-profit sector.

Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers:

Darren Jackson SC is a barrister with wide experience in all aspects of commercial law, with a particular emphasis on contractual disputes in the field of energy and resources.


Kenny Seow is a partner at RiskWest Management Consultants and has over 24 years of international experience in disaster recovery, business continuity and crisis management in banking, securities, logistics and government.

Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers:
Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers

John Hockley appears and advises in a wide range of commercial law matters. In particular, he appears and advises in complex succession law matters including probate, contested probate; wills, family provision and estates; and succession planning.

John also has an interest in taxation matters and has appeared in the Federal Court and advised in a wide range of Federal and State taxation matters. Further, he has advised and appeared in a range of disputes described as mining law, native title and natural resources.

With an interest in dispute resolution, John practises as a negotiator, mediator (Harvard trained), arbitrator and adjudicator. He has been involved in various domestic arbitrations; and he has made adjudication determinations on various resource projects in Western Australia and other disputes especially between contractors and subcontractors.

John has lectured in Succession Law at the University of Western Australia since 2007; and has authored and co-authored a number of publications and articles. He is Convenor of the Law Society of Western Australia’s Taxation Committee, a joint Committee with the Law Council of Australia, Business Law Section, Tax Committee; a member of the Law Society Elder and Succession Law Committee; and an elected member of the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia.

FCIArb; FACICA;TEP (Trusts and Estates Practitioner with STEP; Member of AMPLA; Member of the Resolution Institute(formerly Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia);

Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers:

Peter Doherty has over 25 years litigation experience. From 1987 to 2006 he was a litigation partner at Minter Ellison (and before that Northmore Hale Davy and Leake) during which time he appeared as counsel in a broad range of hearings and appeals.

Associate Director, HHG Legal:

Janene joined HHG Legal Group in 2007, bringing extensive experience in Estate and Succession Planning, Trusts, Superannuation, Deceased Estates, and Property Law. 

Senior Legal Officer:

Philippa is a senior legal officer at the Legal Profession Complaints Committee  and Manager of the Rapid Resolution Team. She has undertaken LEADR  mediation training. She was admitted to practice in Western Australia in 1983 and holds a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia.

Senior Solicitor, The Older People’s Rights Service, Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre:
Senior Solicitor, The Older People’s Rights Service, Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre

Fran is a Senior Solicitor at Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre.