Rocke moves to Cor Cordis

KordaMentha managing partner Cliff Rocke has taken on a new role, joining the Perth office of the advisory firm that is handling the collapse of residential construction group Builton.

IMF Bentham launches $US200m investment vehicle

Litigation funder IMF Bentham has launched a $US200 million investment vehicle to expand its business in the US.

Law firms grapple with market shift

SPECIAL REPORT: The shake-out in Perth’s legal services market is producing some surprising winners and losers, with one of the best performers being a firm many had expected to wither.

Deloitte goes out for partners

Former Grant Thornton partner Matthew Donnelly and former Perth Airport executive Fiona Lander have brought to seven the number of external recruits to join Deloitte’s Perth partnership in the past five months, offsetting moves by other partners such as Jenn Morris, who has retired from the firm.

Frost damage prompts insurance offering for grain growers

A local insurance broker and a data analytics specialist have teamed up to offer grain growers the same kind of cover as energy companies and construction projects.

Sparke Helmore confirms WA move

Sparke Helmore Lawyers will become the 12th largest law firm in Western Australia, according to the BNiQ Seach Engine, after announcing today it has finalised merger plans with local practice Jarman McKenna.

Threat Protect eyes $6m acquisition

Security services provider Threat Protect Australia is considering a move to acquire assets from east coast player Apollo Security for around $6 million, after tying up an option for its two business units.

Got a problem? Call Houston

Former Special Air Service trooper Scott Houston knows what it takes to successfully transition from the armed forces into the private sector.

Board gender diversity closer to AICD target

Today’s appointment by Independence Group of its first female board member has taken it off the list of ASX200 companies lacking female representation on their boards, although four other Western Australian businesses remain among those still to adopt gender diversity at board level.

Harrier Human Capital buys Oceans Group

Perth-based recruitment consultancy Harrier Human Capital has acquired an executive search organisation based in Sydney for an undisclosed sum.

Perry brings interim solution

Experienced business manager and director Ken Perry is bringing a new venture to the Perth market, after becoming a director of Executive Interim Management.

Deloitte recruits Perth oil and gas leader

Professional services firm Deloitte has snared its second senior recruit from Accenture's Perth office, hiring Bernadette Cullinane as its national oil and gas practice leader.

HLB Mann Judd grows with Sovereign buy

The wealth management division of HLB Mann Judd’s Perth office has expanded with the acquisition of local financial advisory firm Sovereign Plus for an undisclosed sum.

Call for change to liability law

An industry representative body wants the state government to make it easier for small businesses to tender for contracts.

Broadspectrum wins $236m WA court security contract

The state government has officially hired Broadspectrum to provide security and custodial services to Western Australia from next year, under a $235.8 million contract previously held by Serco.

Cleartech taps recycling opportunity

Waste management companies in Perth are enjoying more demand for their services, but face continuing challenges finding markets.

Split scores in Samsung, Duro court battle

The head contractor on the Roy Hill project has won two out of five determinations in the latest instalment in its legal dispute with sub-contractor Duro Felguera today, but Samsung C&T was still told to pay Duro $12 million out of more than $60 million that had been sought.

Deloitte grows WA energy, resources practice

Professional services firm Deloitte has bolstered its energy and resources practice in Western Australia with two new appointments.

Business brokers jostle for market lead

SPECIAL REPORT: Perth’s major business brokers are adapting their strategies to deal with a changing buyer profile and a general softening of prices.

Dowell on cusp of breakthrough opportunity

Perth leadership and strategy consultant Kia Dowell has become the first Australian to be selected for a global mentoring program she hopes will help propel her business to international markets.

National law firms head west

Interstate law firms are leading a wave of restructuring in the WA market, with big shifts in the ranking of lawyers in the BNiQ Search Engine.