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Legal Services in Margaret River, Narrogin, Busselton & Perth


As a large regional law firm we are able to provide a range of services to meet your and your business needs in a number of locations now including Perth. We are able to offer a broad range of legal services and our commitment is to return all phone calls & emails with clients within one business day. Many of our clients know they can pick up the phone to talk to one of our solicitors to discuss a problem and gain the knowledge to make a good business decision. Our service to our clients and ability to offer a broad range of advice is why we have clients who have been with the firm for generations.

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Deceased Estates

  • Advice on Transfer of Property by Survivorship;
  • Applications for Grants of Probate,
  • Letters of Administration and Letters of Administration with Will Annexed;
  • Claims under the Inheritance (Family and Dependant’s Provision) Act 1972
  • Fatal Accident Claims in the Supreme Court of Western Australia.
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Family Law

We have experience in all areas of Family Law including Property Settlement Cases, Custody Disputes and Maintenance Claims. We can also Advise and Represent Clients in the Family Law Areas of Adoptions, Child Welfare and the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 and also in relation to De Facto Relationships.

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Appointment of Guardians / Administrators

We have experience in all types of applications in relation to the appointment and removal of persons dealing with the affairs of another person; applying for the appointment of a Guardian and / or Administrator under the Guardianship and Administration Act 1990 permitting the Guardian / Administrator to have either specific or general powers over the day to day affairs or assets of another person including obtaining the consent of the Guardianship and Administration Board to the sale or purchase of real property; also to applying for the removal of a Guardian / Administrator where a dispute arises.


We have experience in the preparation of Powers of Attorney, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Guardianship.

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Commercial / Agriculture

Advice and Representation in all Areas of Commercial Law including

  • Banking Law, Commercial Contracts, Joint Ventures, Commercial Arbitrations, Negotiations and Mediations.
  • Agriculture; Farm Leases, Share Farming Agreements, Settlements, Contract Disputes, Succession Planning.
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Conveyancing, Companies & Trusts

Contracts for the Sale of Businesses and Residential Properties, Leases, Extension of Leases, Assignments of Leases of Business and Residential Property, Mortgages, Deeds of Guarantee and Indemnity, Trust Deeds, Appointment of New Trustee, Variation of Trusts, Transfers of all kinds of property, issuing Default Notices in respect of Contracts of Sale and Leases, Incorporation of Public and Private Companies, advising on the formation and management of Partnerships, Trusts and joint ventures, dealing in foreign investments.

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Criminal Law / Traffic Offences

Advice and Representation on all types of Charges in the Courts of Petty Sessions, District and Supreme Courts including Drink Driving and other Traffic Offences; Applications for Extraordinary Driver’s Licences; Appearances in Respect of all Criminal Charges.

Children’s Court and Department of Child Protection matters.

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Employment Law

Preparation of  employment contracts and assistance in employment disputes, guidance on the Fair Work Act & defence of Worksafe actions

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Extensive experience in property settlements including commercial business, residential and farm land. Including transfer of land into superannuation funds and between the generations of farming families which may be exempt from Stamp Duty.

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Commercial Litigation

We are able to provide advice involving all Commercial Disputes between Borrowers and Lenders, Vendors and Purchasers, Lessors and Lessees of all Property of whatever Type; Engaging in Commercial Litigation at all Levels from the Local Court through the District Court to the Supreme Court.

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Succession Planning

  • We work closely with other professionals to develop successfully and enduring succession plans.
  • Working with  Accountants, Financial Planners and Farm Consultants we ensure the decisions made can be implemented and understood by all parties involved and the correct documentation is prepared and lodged in a timely manner.
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We are able to prepare Wills from the simple to the most complicated and advise on all matters relating to estate planning including guidance on the effects of gifts and the necessity for ensuring that executors are given appropriate powers to enable them to deal with possible future difficulties (so far as foreseeable). In this respect we liaise closely with accountants and financial planners.


Our experience in the areas of administration of deceased’s estates has proved invaluable when advising clients as to the proper content of their Wills.


We are also able to advise on the drafting of Drafting of Enduring Powers of Attorney, Enduring Powers of Guardianship and representation before the State Administration Tribunal.

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Estate Planning

Our estate planning lawyers are here to help you take care of tomorrow today, by making sure your assets are passed on to your chosen beneficiaries in the most effective way possible.


An estate plan provides certainty and peace of mind about what will happen to your assets in the event of your death. A comprehensive estate plan can help your family avoid financial strain and stress, at a time of bereavement and loss.

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Have you or your business been involved in a dispute? Have you been threatened with legal action, or do you want to take legal action? If so, our litigation lawyers are here to help.


Legal disputes often require a great deal of resources. We provide timely and comprehensive legal services that ensure you are not faced with unnecessary costs and can return to your daily operations as soon as possible.

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Dispute Resolution

If you own or manage a business, it’s likely at some point you will have a run in with a customer, employee, supplier or competitor, which may result in legal issues. At Lane Buck & Higgins, our litigation lawyers will advise you on the strength of your position and represent you efficiently and effectively during the negotiations.

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53 Peel Terrace,
Busselton WA 6280
PO Box 953
Phone: (08) 9752 4166


Suite 6, 2 Williams Road,
Narrogin WA 6312
PO Box 182
Phone: (08) 9881 1633


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Margaret River

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Phone: (08) 9757 2744