Edmands joins Gilbert + Tobin

Corporate law firm Gilbert + Tobin has recruited former Rio Tinto Australia managing director Philip Edmands as a new Perth-based partner.

Cancer research boost

Perth-based law firm Jackson McDonald has honoured a former partner by funding an emerging cancer researcher as part of a record $4 million in grants announced by the Cancer Council WA today.

Tilbrook named deputy chair of AICD

Prominent local business figure Gene Tilbrook has been appointed deputy chairman of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Planning hurdle for Kaleeya revamp

Southern Cross Care’s plans to create an aged care facility at the old Kaleeya Hospital have potentially hit a stumbling block, with the proposal considered to be against Town of East Fremantle planni

Minter recruits HR practice

Minter Ellison is set to expand its service offering in Western Australia after recruiting the human resources and industrial relations practice from a competing law firm.

Incentives drive high-tech office design

Big incentives in Perth’s office leasing market are resulting in world-class, high-tech fit-outs for tenants willing to take the plunge and move buildings.

Advent merges with London law firm

Perth-based law firm AdventBalance, which pioneered a new approach to flexible delivery of legal services, has announced plans to merge with London counterpart LOD, formerly Lawyers On Demand.

Diversification driving business

SPECIAL REPORT: How does a tech startup in Northbridge backed by a mining consultancy in West Perth manage to secure work on the world’s largest privately funded infrastructure project, in Nicaragua? Business News profiles how CSA Global, Lycopodium, OTOC and PwC have chased diversification strategies.

Donaldson to lead WA National Trust

Former Perth International Arts Festival general manager Julian Donaldson has taken the top job at the National Trust of Australia’s WA branch, replacing Tom Perrigo who served in the role for 25 years.

Tech vets lead new direction for deals

Experienced investors such as Gavin Rezos and Tony Grist have shone brightly as the technology sector has attracted growing interest.

Aboriginal corporations grapple with division

Recent annual meetings have failed to resolve long-running divisions at two of WA’s most important Aboriginal corporations.

Corporates prefer cash for social giving

The state’s corporate donors still prefer their gifts to be in cash, while in-kind contributions have fallen away in favour of increased staff volunteering, according to the latest Giving West survey.

Chairman Chaney urges business to focus on returns

As one of WA’s most influential directors, when Michael Chaney talks, the business community listens.

New player, big interior design statement

The opening of Furniture Gallery’s third store in Osborne Park in late October capped a busy 18 months for two sisters behind the rapidly growing new entrant to Perth’s interior retail scene.

Programmed flags $28m impairment

Perth-based Programmed Maintenance Services has flagged a $28 million impairment in its first-half result, on the back of a depressed marine services market.

Shareholders sue Macmahon

ACA Lawyers has filed a class action against Macmahon Holdings on behalf of the contractor’s shareholders over its alleged delay in revealing information about problems with a major infrastructure project in 2012.

Accountants find home in Exchange Tower

Four months after accounting firms Moore Stephens and UHY Haines Norton merged, the combined group has settled on Exchange Tower as its new home.

Property, tech entrepreneurs feature on young rich list

Perth businesspeople are surprisingly prominent on the latest BRW young rich list, with a local apartment developer ranked number three with an estimated fortune of $536 million.

Building leadership from within

When BHP Billiton was in the process of establishing its coal and base metals offshoot, South32, a key factor for many who decided to join the new business was their desire to work with its chief executive, Graham Kerr.

Paskevicius is WA business woman of 2015

Angie Paskevicius, the chief executive of non-for-profit drug and alcohol support service Holyoake, has been named the 2015 Telstra Western Australia business woman of the year.

HSF to trial insourcing

Global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has selected its Perth office to trial an ‘insourcing’ centre that will recruit up to 30 graduates to work in tandem with a similar centre in Dublin.