Ethical Guidance Panel Members

Members of the legal profession who require guidance relating to ethical issues are encouraged to approach King’s/Senior Counsel or another senior member of the profession to discuss the matter in confidence. 

King’s Counsel and Senior Counsel (silks) provide leadership to the profession in relation to ethical matters.  Most if not all silks are prepared to provide guidance, on an informal basis and without charge, to any member of the profession who needs assistance in relation to an ethical question.  

This page provides the names and contact details of silks who are members of the WA Bar Association whose principal place of practice is in Western Australia and other practitioners (Ethical Guidance Panel) who have indicated their willingness to be available to discuss ethical issues. 

A practitioner seeking assistance should, at least in the first instance, contact a silk or a member of the Ethical Guidance Panel directly. Alternatively, if a difficulty in relation to availability or necessary expertise is encountered, a practitioner may telephone the WA Bar Association on (08) 9220 0477 for a referral to a silk or may contact the Law Society at advocacy@lawsocietywa.asn.au for a referral to a member of the Ethical Guidance Panel Guidance Panel.

Practitioners seeking assistance should at the very start of any contact distinctly state that they are seeking assistance in relation to an ethical issue, and particularly when it is necessary, reveal the names of clients, to find out whether any conflict issues exist.

Guidance relating to ethical issues is usually given on an informal basis. As a general rule with ethical guidance enquiries, there is no lawyer/client relationship unless specifically agreed.

Disclaimer: The Law Society does not warrant or guarantee the work undertaken by any firm or individual listed or provided and is not liable in relation to any aspect of legal services they may provide to you.

Ethical Guidance Panel Members

Name
Firm/Organisation
Expertise
Phone Number
ATKINSON, Mark
Atkinson Legal
Strata and Commercial Law
(08) 9221 7033
BAILEY, Warren
Woodside
In-House Lawyer
(08) 9438 5036
DOHERTY, Peter
City of Rockingham
Government Lawyer
0414 386 121
FIOCCO, John
Fourth Floor Chambers
Appeals, Commercial Litigation
(08) 9221 4050
HASS, Pamela
Government Lawyer
0452 121 311
HEALY, James
Francis Burt Chambers
Commercial Litigation
(08) 9220 0472
HEENAN, Elizabeth
Culshaw Miller
Succession Law
(08) 9488 1300
MOSS, Carolyn
Francis Burt Chambers
Insurance law, Criminal Law
0409 080 713
O’SULLIVAN Colin
O’Sullivan Partners
Insurance, Personal Injury, Family Law
(08) 9382 3277
PRIMROSE, Karene
K Primrose
Dispute Resolution, Mediation
0401 545 484
RALPH, John
Ralph Legal
Native Title, Estate Planning, Sole practitioners
(08) 9433 4947
SAULEY, Miriam
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Government Lawyer
0417 217 135
SHANAHAN, Paul
University of Western Australia
In-House Lawyer
(08) 6488 6697
SNARE, Nicholas
Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre
Community Legal Centres
(08) 9301 4413
STRAPPS, Shayla
Ruah Legal Services
Community Legal Centres
(08) 9328 8012
VANDEN DRIESEN, Maya
Wesfarmers
In-House Lawyer
(08) 9327 4229
WEARN, Catriona
RAC
In-House Lawyer
(08) 9436 4665
WEBBER, Rachel
Bankwest
In-House Lawyer
0431 218 838

King's/Senior Counsel

Name
Chamber
Phone Number
BLACKBURN SC, John
Francis Burt Chambers
(08) 9220 0444
BOURHILL SC, Geoffrey
Francis Burt Chambers
(08) 9220 0444
CAHILL SC, Patricia
Francis Burt Chambers
(08) 9220 0444
COBBY SC, Gary
Francis Burt Chambers
(08) 9220 0444
CUERDEN SC, Martin
Francis Burt Chambers
(08) 9220 0444
CURWOOD SC, Matthew
Francis Burt Chambers
(08) 9220 0444
DAVIES SC, Stephen
Francis Burt Chambers
(08) 9220 0444
DHARMANANDA SC, Brahma
Quayside Chambers
(08) 9460 5250
DHARMANANDA SC, Kanaga
Quayside Chambers
(08) 9460 5250
DICKEY KC, Dr Anthony
John Toohey Chambers
(08) 6315 3394
DONALDSON SC, Grant
Fourth Floor Chambers
(08) 9221 4050
DOWDING SC, Peter
(08) 9336 2494
DROPPERT SC, Graham
Albert Wolff Chambers
(08) 9221 1544
FOX SC, Lindsay
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
(08) 9425 3999
FREITAG SC, Simon
Albert Wolff Chambers
(08) 9218 9200
GARAS SC, Joseph
Quayside Chambers
(08) 9460 5250
GILES SC, Penelope
Murray Chambers
(08) 6244 5120
HAMMOND SC, Timothy
Central Law Chambers
(08) 6180 6008
HEDGES SC, John
Francis Burt Chambers
(08) 9220 0444
HEENAN SC, Eric
Francis Burt Chambers
(08) 9220 0444
HOOPER SC, Rodney
(08) 6244 5303
LAMPROPOULOS SC, Theo
Central Law Chambers
(08) 9221 0945
LENDICH SC, Kim
Francis Burt Chambers
(08) 9220 0444
LEY SC, John
Francis Burt Chambers
(08) 9220 0444
MacLAURIN SC, Jason
Francis Burt Chambers
(08) 9220 0444
MANGAN SC, Bettina
Francis Burt Chambers
(08) 9220 0444
MCCUSKER AC CVO KC, Malcolm
(08) 9323 2222
MCINTYRE SC, Gregory
Michael Kirby Chambers
(08) 6316 4720
MUSIKANTH SC, Alain
Francis Burt Chambers
(08) 9220 0444
PALMER SC, Terence
Quayside Chambers
(08) 9460 5250
PENGLIS SC, Steven
Fourth Floor Chambers
(08) 9221 4050
PERCY KC, Thomas
Albert Wolff Chambers
(08) 9218 9200
PETTIT SC, Kenneth
Francis Burt Chambers
(08) 9220 0444
RENTON SC, Darren
John Toohey Chambers
(08) 6315 3394
SHANAHAN SC, Christopher
Murray Chambers
(08) 6244 5120
TAYLOR SC, Julie
Francis Burt Chambers
(08) 9220 0444
THOMPSON SC, Clare
Francis Burt Chambers
(08) 9220 0444
TROWELL KC, Mark
Albert Wolff Chambers
(08) 9218 9211
WARNICK SC, Leigh
Francis Burt Chambers
(08) 9220 0444
WEBB KC, Raelene
Murray Chambers
(08) 6244 5125
WHALLEY SC, Justin
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
(08) 9425 3999
WILSON SC, Kimberley
Kim Wilson & Co
(08) 6380 3900
WRIGHT SC, Stephen
Francis Burt Chambers
(08) 9220 0444
YOUNG SC, Rachael
Fourth Floor Chambers
(08) 9221 4050
YOVICH SC, Paul
Francis Burt Chambers
(08) 9220 0444
Area
Telephone Number
Law Society of Western Australia Reception
(08) 9324 8600
Law Mutual
(08) 9481 3111
Continuing Professional Development
(08) 9324 8640
Membership Services
(08) 9324 8692
Professional Standards Scheme
(08) 9324 8653
Old Court House Law Museum
(08) 9324 8688
Francis Burt Law Education Programme
(08) 9324 8686
Media Enquiries
(08) 9324 8650