Consulting competition heats up

Consulting and corporate advisory firm Mainsheet Capital is planning to accelerate its growth after key people at predecessor firm Mainsheet Corporate were reunited.

KWM expands Perth practice

King & Wood Mallesons, which ranks as the fourth largest law firm in WA, has expanded its local office with two lateral hires, Carl Black and Sam Dundas.

Project pick-up puts pressure on skills

SPECIAL REPORT: Western Australia may not be ready with the workforce and skills needed for the next boom.

Women on ASX200 boards hits all time high

Women accounted for 29.7 per cent of ASX200 board members by the end of last year, an increase of more than 10 percentage points since the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2015 called for ASX200 companies to achieve 30 per cent female representation on boards by the conclusion of 2018.

WA identities receive Aus Day Honours

Prominent Western Australians, including the late Stan Perron, Peter Botten, John Atkins, and Michael Fitzpatrick have been recognised for their service to the business community at this year’s Australia Day Honours.

Lithium, gold and base metals driving deals

SPECIAL REPORT: Global players are converging on WA as resources assets become increasingly attractive in the international arena.

Goldman, Freehills top deal tables

SPECIAL REPORT: Corporate finance dealmakers in Perth worked on just more than 800 transactions last year worth $51 billion.

Investment drives optimism in CEO Survey

Leaders interviewed for the annual Business News CEO survey suggest that forward-looking decisions on energy policy and tax will be vital for WA’s future prosperity.

Court rules against land developer

The Supreme Court has found prominent land developer and real estate agent Colin Heath breached his fiduciary duties in regard to his role in long-running land development ventures with the Godecke family.

Shine acquires Carr & Co

ASX-listed law firm Shine Corporate has expanded its presence in Western Australia with the acquisition of local firm Carr & Co Divorce and Family Lawyers.

CCI posts profit on reduced revenue

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA has returned to profit after three years of major restructuring that has cut staff numbers and revenue to one third of 2014 levels.

Scott embraces disruption at Wesfarmers

Disruption, a demerger and divestments are shaping Wesfarmers’ long-term approach to growth, managing director Rob Scott told last week’s Success & Leadership breakfast.

Drop in million-dollar club

SPECIAL REPORT: There has been a notable reduction in the number of high-earning executives in WA, though some individuals do well year after year, research by Business News has found.

Professions operate in global realm

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: Professional services firms in most industry sectors in WA have increasingly become aligned with international groups. This article is part of a special series to mark Business News' 25-year anniversary.

Major shifts at top of biggest employers list

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: The annual Business News Biggest Employers survey has tracked changing employment patterns in WA over 13 years. This article is part of a special series to mark Business News' 25-year anniversary.

Court rules on Hancock costs

A Supreme Court ruling has shed light on the multi-million dollar legal bills incurred by Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting and Wright Prospecting in their long-running battle over ownership of the Rhodes Ridge iron ore deposit in the Pilbara.

Burges set to depart WALGA

WA Local Government Association chief executive Ricky Burges is set to step down next year, after nearly two decades at the helm.

Wood & Grieve acquired by Stantec

Wood & Grieve Engineers is set to be acquired by international company Stantec, nearly 60 years after the Perth-based company was established.

Where there’s a will, there’s a way

Lawyer Michael Hollingdale’s career has taken a new turn after being asked to help wealthy families with their estate planning.

WA secures $126m for training

The state government has signed up for the Commonwealth’s vocational training fund, which will provide up to $126 million in matched funding for a planned incentive scheme to boost apprenticeships and traineeships.

Lexvoco and Dovetail join the legal disrupters

The WA market is continuing to attract new providers of alternative legal services.