COVID-19: Civic Legal Update - 29 April 2022


Alya has a wealth of experience from over 20 years in private practice and as in-house counsel. Alya became a consultant to Civic Legal in 2021 delivering solutions for clients in its Commercial/Local Government Team.

"Being a lawyer, I am trusted to assist clients to achieve their desired business outcomes in a practical and safe way. Throughout my career, this has been a stimulating privilege and I am grateful for, and look forward to, ongoing opportunity to participate in such business narratives."



  • Drafting and advising on a wide range of contracts, including construction contracts, property development contracts, franchising agreements, joint venture agreements and purchase agreements and consultancy agreements.


  • Advising on a wide range of commercial leasing matters, including complex leases with staged construction in retail leases.
  • Advising on community leases and their renewals, assignments and surrenders.

Corporate governance

  • Overseeing incorporation of companies.
  • Preparing governance documents such as shareholder agreements.

Security documents

  • Drafting mortgages, debentures, cross-collateral guarantees and acknowledgements of debt.

Property and planning

  • Advising on a wide range of high level property matters, including relating to acquisitions or interactions with adjacent owners of freehold land.
  • Advising on strata scheme matters.
  • Advising on ownership and security rights under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009.


  • Providing advice and representation in the Supreme, District and Magistrates Court in claims for damages for breach of contract, negligence and contraventions of competition law.

Industry Associations


  • Member of the Law Society of Western Australia
  • Member of the Liquor Commission of Western Australia


  • Volunteer at Northern Suburbs' Community Legal Centre
  • Fremantle Community Legal Advice & Advocacy Centre

University of Western Australia

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (1998)

Murdoch University, Western Australia

Bachelor of Arts Degree (2005)


Supreme Court of Western Australia (1999)

Local Government Corporate & Commercial

Property, Planning & Environment

Dispute Resolution

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