Litigation

Pacer Legal represents clients in the Western Australian Supreme Court, the Federal Court of Australia and all lower courts. However our firm is a strong advocate of mediation and arbitration as a cost effective and results orientated approach.

Our experienced practitioners have established relationships built up over many years with senior Barristers and members of the Bar that ensure that our clients have the very best representation in Court.

 

David Park

Director


Email:
Telephone:


dpark@pacerlegal.com.au
(08) 6315 0002



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Shaun McEllister

Senior Associate


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Telephone:


smcellister@pacerlegal.com.au
(08) 6315 0008



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Melissa Adams

Solicitor


Email:
Telephone:


madams@pacerlegal.com.au
(08) 6315 0066



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Matthew Priestly

Solicitor


Email:
Telephone:


mpriestly@pacerlegal.com.au
(08) 6315 0012



LITIGATION

Pacer Legal recently acted for the plaintiff in a District Court trial involving a contractual dispute between subcontractors engaged on the Wheatstone Project.   By working closely with Counsel, our litigation solicitors prepared a thorough and extensive factual account of material evidence, including numerous witnesses, that ultimately resulted in judgment being entered in favour of our client.  In addition to the entire sum being awarded, interest and costs (including a portion of indemnity costs) were awarded to or client.  Click here to read the decision.


Pacer Legal recently represented a client as instructing solicitor in the Supreme Court of Western Australian Court of Appeal in a complex case involving a large farming land holding outside of Esperance.  In a case that involved property law and the operation of the statutory presumptions in ss 127 – 129 of the Corporations Act in the case of fraud, our client was successful in overturning an earlier decision in the Supreme Court by a unanimous majority of the Appeal Court click here to read the Supreme Court judgment.  In working closely with both Senior and Junior Counsel from Francis Burt Chambers, we were able to deliver a successful outcome to our client in a very complex and difficult litigated dispute.


WARDEN'S COURT

Pacer Legal recently acted on behalf of pastoral lease holders in the Pilbara objecting to a mining tenement application encroaching on land within the pastoral lease.  The mining tenement application had the potential to injuriously affect the pastoral lease and unduly interfere with our client’s pastoral activities.

By appearing in the Warden's Court and preparing court documents outlining the difficulties our client would encounter should the mining tenement application be granted, we were able to successfully negotiate an access agreement with the mining company on terms beneficial to our client. 


17 November 2016

Esperance Fire Report

Pacer Legal has prepared an independent investigation into the Esperance fires of November 2015.  The Pacer Legal report was tabled in the Legislative Assembly of the Western Australian Parliament on 17 November 2016.  The report was funded by the Esperance community.  Should you wish to read the report, please click here (127 Mb).