Brisbane-based law firm Shine Corporate has made its second acquisition in Western Australia, paying $13.3 million for personal injury specialist Bradley Bayly Legal, after paying a higher price last year for Stephen Browne Personal Injury Lawyers.
Boutique law firms Borrello Legal and Graham & Associates have joined forces, with principal partner Mark Borrello saying the merger would provide a solid platform to establish the company as a leader in property, commercial law, and dispute resolution.
Accounting firm RSM Bird Cameron will be taking part in the re-branding of the business by its international parent company, which plans to rename all factions of the global firm to a single entity, RSM.
Treasurer Mike Nahan has defended legislation he introduced to end the long-running $1.7 billion Bell Group legal story after it was criticised by the Australian and Western Australian bar associations.
Most of the big law firms in Perth have shrunk in size over the past year, with Ashurst experiencing the biggest drop in staff, while only a couple of smaller firms have achieved significant growth, research by Business News has found.
The state government will introduce legislation into parliament tomorrow designed to finalise the long-running Bell Group legal case, in which the Insurance Commission of WA and other creditors are fighting over a $1.7 billion payout.