Manager of Litigation/Senior Legal Officer:

Patricia Le Miere commenced work with the LPCC as a Legal Officer in 2005. In June 2008 she became a Senior Legal Officer and in January 2011 was appointed Manager of Litigation.

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);

Group General Counsel for Wright Prospecting Pty Ltd:

Tanya Heaslip is Group General Counsel for Wright Prospecting Pty Ltd, a role she has held since 2011. 


Rachael Young is a barrister at Fourth Floor Chambers. Prior to joining the independent bar, she was Assistant State Solicitor in the State Solicitor’s Office. She holds an LLM from NYU and is an Honours graduate in Law and Arts from UWA.

Professor Robert Stevens:

Professor Robert Stevens is the Herbert Smith Freehills Professor of English Private Law.

Individual Advocate, People with Disabilities WA (PWdWA):
Individual Advocate, People with Disabilities WA (PWdWA)

Kerry has worked in the disability sector for a number of years and assisted people with quite a wide variety of financial abuse issues. 

Partner, Friedman Lurie Singh D’Angelo:

Jeff Potter, Partner, Friedman Lurie Singh D’Angelo

Partner, HBA Legal; Adjunct Senior Lecturer, UWA Law School:

Dr Lu is a partner of HBA Legal, where he heads the medical and health law practice, and teaches and writes on aspects of health law policy, civil liability and vocational regulation.

Partner, Clayton Utz:

Saul Harben leads the national Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety team at Clayton Utz.

A former Judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia (2002 - 2015):

The Hon Eric Heenan QC was appointed to the bench of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in April 2002 where he served more than 13 years as a member of the court before retiring in June 2015.

Special Counsel, Culshaw Miller Lawyers:

Elizabeth Heenan, Special Counsel, Culshaw Miller Lawyers

Dr Peter MacMillan competed a BA (Hons) and LLB at Natal, South Africa and an LLM and PhD at Cambridge.  He was elected to the Western Australian Bar in 1994.  His practice is in commercial litigation, equity and probate.

Joanne Casey is a marketing and business development professional with more than 10 years experience in advising professional services firms.

Director, Hollingdales:

Michael Hollingdale is a senior lawyer who has been mediating since 1991. He has mediated disputes spanning building and construction, resources, insurance, consumer claims, partnership, estates, environment and planning, leasing, bank debts, defamation, and general commercial and company disputes.

General Counsel for Brookfield Rail:

Jan Macpherson has worked for over 20 years as an in-house legal advisor and is currently General Counsel for Brookfield Rail.