COVID-19: Civic Legal Client Update – 12 July 2021

Background

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."

Experience

Contracts

  • 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.

Leasing

  • 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.

Litigation

  • 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

Current

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

Former

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

Qualifications
University of Western Australia

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (1998)

Murdoch University, Western Australia

Bachelor of Arts Degree (2005)

Admission

Supreme Court of Western Australia (1999)

Sectors
Local Government Corporate & Commercial

Property, Planning & Environment

Dispute Resolution

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