Background

Shivani is a key member of the local government and commercial team. She was admitted to legal practice in 2011 and has a broad range of experience including commercial drafting, litigation, private client work and migration law.

Experience

For local government clients, Shivani assists with a wide range of projects requiring contractual documentation. Those include disposals of property for development purposes, issuing of new titles by LandGate and acquisition of property to satisfy unpaid rates. She acts on leasing arrangements between local governments and community organisations. That capability extends to the negotiation and drafting of complex leasing documentation required for multi-million dollar tourism infrastructure.

Shivani also assists local governments on assorted documentation needs such as deeds of covenant, easements, and establishment agreements under the Local Government Act.

"I have always wanted to be able to help people. I care about my clients and want to achieve a good outcome for them."

For commercial clients, Shivani not only provides assistance in property and contractual documentation work but also a wide range of other legal documentation. Those extend to security documentation such as mortgages and guarantees, commercial contracts, estate and probate advice and documentation for private client needs and registration of trade marks.

The list below also gives an idea of the breadth of Shivani’s experience:

  • Reviewing, drafting and advising on contracts
  • Drafting leasing documentation for freehold and Crown land
  • Conveyancing of freehold land
  • Advising and representing in dispute resolution proceedings (including mediation and arbitration)
  • Advising on statutory interpretation
  • Preparing applications for trademarks
  • Assisting and managing conduct of Supreme Court of WA and Supreme Court of WA Court of Appeal actions, District and Magistrates Court matters
  • Debt recovery proceedings
  • Enforcement proceedings
  • Contractual disputes
  • Probate and survivorship representation
  • Drafting wills and testamentary trusts
  • Assisting in duties of a deceased estate executor
  • Advising on and drafting superannuation and estate planning
  • Assisting with employer sponsored, permanent residency, short term and tourist visas under the Migration Act

Industry Associations

  • Member, Law Society of WA

Qualifications
Murdoch University WA, 2010

Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in finance)

The College of Law, Perth, WA 2011

Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice

The College of Law, Perth, WA

Master of Applied Law (In House practice)

The College of Law, Perth, WA

Legal Practice Management Course

Admission

2011: Supreme Court of Western Australia

2013: High Court of Australia

Practice Areas

Local Government

Corporate & Commercial

Property, Planning & Environment

Dispute Resolution

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