Share registry forecasts 14.3% profit fall

Advanced Share Registry has estimated its profit it will decrease by around $350,000 this financial year, which it said is partly due to a reduction in corporate activity.

Prendiville outlines WA growth plans

Prendiville Group is pressing ahead with major upgrades of several hotel properties across Western Australia based on its longer-term optimism for the state.

Alcock to expand in Victoria

Perth-based home builder ABN Group is planning to expand its operations in Victoria as it adjusts to the slowdown in its home state.

High Court win for Rinehart

A legal dispute between Australia's richest person Gina Rinehart and two of her children will be heard in private after the High Court ruled in her favour.

Call to give autism skills a chance

Autism advocates want businesses to rethink their notions of individuals on the spectrum.

Arbitrations in WA top 100

More than 100 unique arbitration proceedings were conducted in Western Australia during the 2017-18 financial year, the first-ever survey of the sector has found.

Worley moving to 240 St Georges

Engineering firm Worley is set to consolidate all its Perth offices at 240 St Georges Terrace, including the recently acquired energy chemical and resources (ECR) division of Jacobs.

LOD acquires lexvoco

Alternative legal services provider LOD, which was founded in Perth as Balance Legal and grown to have international operations, has expanded by acquiring national competitor lexvoco.

GO2 plans $8.4m acquisition

The GO2 People has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire a Gold Coast-based training provider for up to around $8.4 million, and is seeking to raise up $4 million via a share placement to help fund the purchase.

Director confidence hits two-year low

With the federal election just a month away, the confidence of Australia’s company directors is at its lowest point in over two years, according to the latest Australian Institute of Company Directors’ (AICD) Director Sentiment Index.

NSX to raise $10m, open Perth office

The National Stock Exchange (NSX) will raise up to $10 million via a share placement, with the funds set go towards establishing a Perth office.

Taking stock as sector splutters

The ranking of Perth’s major law firms has changed substantially over the past two years.

Corporate lawyers busy as M&A deals on the rise

A flurry of hostile takeover deals has provided a boost for corporate lawyers, with an expectation there are more on the way.

Martin off the bench and in the game

Wayne Martin’s time as a judge has informed his new career as a mediator and arbitrator, and board member.

Jenni Hill to Supreme Court

Attorney General John Quigley has announced Clifford Chance partner Jenni Hill has been appointed to the Supreme Court of Western Australia and Justice John Vaughan to the Court of Appeal.

New president for the State Administrative Tribunal

Attorney General John Quigley has announced the appointment of Supreme Court justice Janine Pritchard as president of the State Administrative Tribunal for a five-year term, effective from June 4 2019.

Rinehart tops the WA rich listers

UPDATED: Gina Rinehart, Andrew Forrest, Kerry Stokes, Bianca Rinehart and Angela Bennett are the wealthiest people in Western Australia, according to a new rich list.

Downing Teal bought by CGH Group

Perth-based employment services firm Downing Teal has been acquired by CGH Group, which will include the creation of a new entity called Beilby Downing Teal that will employ 50 staff across seven offices.

Scramble for talent adds to remuneration pressure

To mark the launch of BDO’s 2019 remuneration report, Business News spoke to three leading executive search consultants in Perth about market trends

Stealth moves into workwear JV

ASX-listed Stealth Global Holdings has entered into a joint venture agreement with Bisley Workwear to launch its products into the UK, West African and European markets.

Govt moving towards Bell Group settlement

The state government has confirmed it is in talks to reach a settlement that would end the long-standing dispute over the $1.7 billion of litigation proceeds from Alan Bond’s failed Bell Group.