I started D’Angelo Legal in 2007 solely to offer clients personalised service with someone whom they like, trust and can talk to. Today we have grown to a full-service law firm ensuring that we remain approachable at all times while providing cost-effective legal services to SME businesses and Mums and Dads.
As a well-established firm, we value the relationship with our clients and have ensured that our team consists of like-minded individuals who value the client relationship and recognise their needs are paramount and not transactional. Today our team culture ensures that we strive to help clients resolve their legal problems.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, boating, fishing and Kung Fu.
I have had the pleasure of working at D’Angelo Legal since I started as a Law Clerk in 2008, when we were just a small firm of 2. Today, I am a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of WA and the High Court of Australia. We are now a full service firm with an amazing, collaborative team. Being involved with the expansion has been exciting, while also creating my own personal and professional networks, which has been one of the best parts of my role. I am passionate about the firm and its direction and by being given the opportunity to network and create lasting relationships with clients and referral partners, I am able to create trust in our ability to provide great advice and service.
I am the Head of Practice in General Commercial and this diverse area of practice encompasses a wide variety of matters; including business matters, wills and estates, property and business conveyancing and all related matters such as contract drafting and reviews. My practice areas all relate to each other, which allows me to be the primary solicitor for most matters for my clients. As we are a collaborative law firm, I also assist other divisions with their drafting and advice. I have had exposure to most practice areas that our clients require at D’Angelo Legal. I love to learn and the variety of the work I do, which is why I have stayed at D’Angelo Legal for so long. It also helps that we are like a family and I truly enjoy coming to work each day.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my two young children and travelling. We like to camp and caravan, as well as hike and head to the beach, and when I get to enjoy some child-free time I enjoy a nice glass of wine and head out with friends. I believe I have a great work / life balance which makes me a better mum and a better lawyer.
I was born in Singapore. After completing military service, I completed LL.B (Hons) University of London and LL.M (University College London). I am a Barrister of Lincoln’s Inn (UK) and a Barrister and Solicitor of the Singapore High Court, WA Supreme Court (1989) and the Australian High Court.
I gained advisory, transactional and dispute management experience in firms in London, Singapore and WA. I have worked with various law firms in other parts of the world, learning about different legal systems. I enjoy practice with an interstate or international component including incoming business migrants and Australians with overseas assets. I have access to firms in Australia and other parts of the world.
Business clients: contracts, joint ventures, company, business structures and start-ups, trusts, asset protection and succession, property transactions, banking and finance, agency and franchising, intellectual property, trade secrets and inventions, admiralty, aviation, international carriage of goods and private and public international law and cross-border business transactions.
Private clients: family and generational asset succession, migrants with overseas assets, private family trusts, estate planning (Wills, superannuation), internal family transactions and loans, inheritance, probate and administration, personal injury claims.
Associations and charities: including not-for-profit, constitutions and rules, regulatory compliance and internal dispute resolution mechanism.
Cultural diversity: I speak or understand 7 languages. I understand the needs of Indian, Chinese, South East Asian and Middle Eastern clients. I cater for the specific needs of minorities and LGBTIQ+ communities in my advice.
Dispute management: anticipating and minimising dispute risks, negotiations and mediations, avoiding litigation traps, Courts and Tribunals representation, socially responsible litigation.
During ‘me time’, I enjoy humour and comedies, relaxing with a good book, a nice wine and delectables, personal fitness and enjoying the most beautiful city in the world – Perth.
I graduated from Murdoch University (Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts, majoring in History) in 2013 and then completed the College of Law. I was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia, in 2014. I am the Head of Family Law and joined the D’Angelo Legal team in 2019.
Since 2014 I have been working exclusively in the area of Family Law. I enjoy all areas of Family Law, though I take a particular interest in children’s matters, alternative dispute resolution and adult maintenance issues. I was honoured to be co-published in the Australian Journal of Family Law in 2014 and 2019 on the ‘guidelines for parenting disputes and coercive relocation orders’ (Australian Journal of Family Law & Legitimate guidelines, parenting disputes and the case of ‘coercive’ relocation orders).
I have completed my Masters in Family Law and Family Dispute Resolution and I am in the process of registration with the Attorney General’s office as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.
My client’s often describe me as being being open, supportive and straight-forward in the advice I provide and the approach I take. This is because I take pride in providing high-quality legal services to my clients and help them reach their goals post-separation wherever possible.
I am also a member of the Legal Aid Family Law Practitioners panel that allows me to take on both private and Legal Aid clients.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and also enjoy reading, listening to music and engaging in fitness activities. When I haven’t got my “lawyer hat” on I enjoy spending time with my daughter at, or near, the ocean.
I first qualified as a lawyer in Singapore and practiced there for several years prior to immigrating to Australia and making this my permanent home.
In Western Australia, I have practiced primarily in the field of Litigation handling a variety of matters across a broad range of legal scenarios since 2005. My work includes representing clients in a range of Courts and Tribunals including the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts and the Court of Appeal of Western Australia, the Federal Circuit Court and the Federal Court of Australia, the State Administrative Tribunal and the Fair Work Commission.
I have also served as in-house legal counsel for two different multi-national corporations gaining considerable exposure and experience in representing parties in relation to commercial transactions and disputes.
I enjoy helping people to resolve their legal issues efficiently and in a cost-effective manner.
I am the Head of Personal Injury at D’Angelo Legal and have a strong focus on Worker’s Compensation claims, Motor Vehicle Accident claims, Public Liability claims, Medical Negligence, Institutional Abuse and Superannuation claims.
Having been admitted as a lawyer for almost 20 years, I have successfully represented clients in jurisdictions from WorkCover to the District, Supreme and Federal Courts.
Being the only fluent speaking Portuguese lawyer in Western Australia I also provide a wide range of legal services to Portuguese clients.
I pride myself on maximizing my client’s compensation entitlements, whether it be through a negotiated settlement, or proceeding with a claim to a hearing while also providing clients with simple straight forward legal advice to ensure that their legal needs are successfully met.
Outside of work I enjoy keeping fit, socialising and travelling.
As a Paralegal within the Personal Injury team. I have been working in the Legal industry for many years and with D’Angelo Legal since 2017. Being part of the Personal Injury team I am able to help clients during what can be a difficult time for them. I enjoy working with the team as we work in a friendly collaborative manner.
Outside of work, I enjoy socialising with family and friends as well as enjoying long walks along the coast.
I have recently joined the D’Angelo Legal team in 2021 to begin my
career as a Legal Secretary after 7 years in the Insurance Industry. I’m
excited to be a part of an incredibly supportive and client-focused team and
aim to utilise my experience in administration and claims management to assist
our clients, though what can be, an incredibly challenging and difficult time in
Outside of the office, I am a keen indoor court and beach volleyball
player which I balance out with my love of cooking, baking and socialising with
friends and family.
Born and brought up in the UK, I moved to Perth in 1991. Having studied at The University of Western Australia and graduating with a Commerce degree in 1996 I then completed the CPA Program in 2004. Thereafter I was employed as an Accountant with companies as diverse as Downer Engineering, The West Australian Egg Marketing Board, Mineral Resources, and various others.
Since 2016, I have been working as a Legal Clerk and Assistant, bringing my financial skills to this role. In my role as Paralegal at D’Angelo Legal I am able to liaise with and support clients administratively, as well as perform certain legal drafting, document management and assist other legal staff, particularly in relation to financial matters.
Outside of my work, my interests include golf, chess, reading and AFL football, and I also describe myself as a cricket tragic. I am a loving husband and proud father to three children, two daughters and a son, and currently have one grandchild.
I am the Receptionist at D’Angelo Legal. I have many years of experience providing administrative support within a variety of professional offices. I enjoy the working culture as the team are very friendly which I feel allows us to provide a very personalised service to our clients.
Outside of work I enjoy watching the NBL and supporting the Perth Wildcats.
I have worked with D’Angelo Legal since opening in West Leederville in 2007. Over the years I have assisted with general administration, reception, human resources and legal support roles as required. Having been part of the firm since the beginning I have seen the firm grow to the hard working and experienced team they are today.
When not in the office I spend time with our children and enjoy a walk at the beach, taking a photo or ten, precious family time and catching up with friends.