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John Lawley
Specialising in
Complex Family Law & Estate Planning

John relocated to Perth, to join Butlers, in January 2017 and heads our Legal Division.

Before embarking on a career in law, John undertook an accountancy degree at Manchester University, something which stands him in good stead in assisting our clients with regard to property matters and Financial Agreements.

Following his degree, John studied the Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of the West of England before completing his Legal Practice Course at Cardiff University. After undertaking two years of in-work training, John was admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales in September 2010 and is admitted as a Legal Practitioner in Western Australia.

John brings with him specialist expertise in complex property matters arising out of divorce and/or separation. John has been involved in large complex matters, often being able to utilize his analytical Accounting skills.

In his previous roles, John was recommended and recognised as an expert in his field by both legal publications, “Chambers and Partners” and the “Legal 500”, and now, John has found his way into the Doyle’s guide for recommended Family Lawyers in Western Australia.

As a member of Resolution, a UK based organisation that believes in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters, John is always keen to explore alternative methods of dispute resolution, whilst being confident to exploit his skillset through litigation where necessary.

While being ready and willing to engage in litigation, John promotes the use of alternative dispute resolution in the hope that a constructive and non-confrontational approach may succeed in achieving sensible outcomes for his clients.

Areas of Practice
Complex Family Law, Complex Property Issues, Finding Hidden Assets, Company Structures & Trusts