Partner, K&L Gates:

Simon Salter, Partner, K&L Gates

Chief Justice of Western Australia:

The Hon Wayne Martin AC was admitted to legal practice in Western Australia in 1977. In 1984 he became Senior Litigation Partner with Keall Brindsden in Perth and then in 1988 joined the Independent Bar. In 1993 he was appointed Queen’s Counsel. Between October 1996 and October 2002 he was a Member of the Law Reform Commission, and from 1997 to 2001 served as its Chairman. From 2001 – 2003, he took on the role of counsel assisting the HIH Royal Commission in Sydney. In 2006, he became the 13th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Special Counsel, Jackson McDonald:

Sally has over 12 years’ experience in estate litigation and succession planning.

Estate litigation is a major part of Sally’s practice. She has acted in numerous inheritance claims over the years, and enjoys helping clients to achieve cost effective mediated outcomes wherever possible.

Consultant, Culshaw Miller:
Consultant, Culshaw Miller

Elizabeth Heenan is a Consultant at Culshaw Miller lawyers. Elizabeth has had over 40 year experience practising in the areas of Trusts, Wills, Probate, Administration of Estates, Guardianship matters and advising families on Inheritance Act disputes.  Elizabeth is considered amongst Perth Lawyers an authority on complex Probate matters and is the Consulting Editor to Butterworth’s “Wills, Probate and Administration Services in Western Australia.”

She frequently presents at Law Society of Western Australia and Legalwise Seminars on succession planning. Elizabeth is a member of the Attorney General’s Working Group which is currently conducting a review of all succession law legislation in Western Australia and which has advised on the amendments to the Wills Act Amendment act 2006 proclaimed in 2008, the Inheritance (Families and Dependants Provision) Amendment Act proclaimed in 2012 as the Family Provision Act, and the Administration Act Amendment Act 2108 Bill, presently before the Parliament.

Elizabeth has been a member of the Law Council of Australia Elder Law and Succession Committee since 2004 (and is the past Chair) and is a member of and chair of the WA Law Society Elder Law and Succession Committee. She is a member of STEP and is a fellow of the Tax institute of Australia.

Regional Legal Counsel at Brookfield Multiplex Australasia :

Elisabeth Edwards is Regional Legal Counsel at Brookfield Multiplex Australasia who is focused on providing legal support to construction, infrastructure and building projects during the tender opportunity and project delivery phases. 


Clara Wren is a commercial barrister with a focus on resources, construction, infrastructure and insurance disputes. She has acted for resource companies, government clients, contractors and insurers in a wide range of commercial litigation and arbitration matters.


Victoria Butler practises in the area of commercial and corporate litigation with an emphasis on insolvency and reconstruction. She also co-leads Jackson McDonald’s team specialising in secured recoveries and enforcement of securities.

Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers:

Geoff Bourhill, Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers

Known as the Corporate Mechanic, adjunct Associate Professor Todd Hutchison is an international bestselling business author, a global consultant and educator, specialising in governance, legal project management and team performance.

Group Director Governance, St John of God Healthcare:

John Pease is the Group Director Governance at St John of God Health Care Inc, Australia’s largest Catholic not‐for‐profit, private health care group which was established in Western Australia in 1895.  John’s legal experience covers both commercial law and dispute resolution, including intellectual property, banking and finance, debt recovery, insolvency, trade practices, higher education, corporate governance and energy, building and construction and infrastructure.  He also has substantial in‐house legal practice management experience.

Legal Officer, Legal Profession Complaints Committee:

Anne Duncan has worked in Western Australia in the area of mediation and conciliation for over 20 years, and currently works as a Legal Officer in the Rapid Resolution Team of the WA Legal Profession Complaints Committee.

Partner, Corporate Finance, BDO:

Adam Myers, Partner, Corporate Finance, BDO

The Law Society of Western Australia is a leading provider of continuing professional development. The Society’s aim through the provision of CPD is to provide the profession with stimulating perspectives, access to robust thought leadership, targeted legal knowledge, expertise and engagement. The Society’s approach to providing quality CPD is on-going collaboration with the legal profession in Western Australia and beyond. 

Senior Manager, Ersnt & Young:

Aimee Riley is a Senior Associate at EY Law. She specialises in advising high net wealth individuals and large private corporate groups in relation to complex tax matters, asset protection concerns and implementing effective tax and commercial strategies.  

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);