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John Butler
Special Counsel/Director

John is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory, and on the Roll of Legal Practitioners for the High Court of Australia. John has been admitted to practice for over 45 years, and has worked in the law for over 51 years.

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“I enjoy being a part of a talented Legal Team that is committed to providing the highest quality service to our clients.”

Areas of Practice - Complex Wills, Estates, Contested Estates, Guardianship & Administration, State Administrative Tribunal, Business Planning, Complex Family Law, Mediation

Elliot Ryan
Senior Associate

Elliot practices in Family Law, Wills & Estates Planning, and Contested Estates. He regularly represents clients in Court and as an advocate at Mediation.
Elliot is a current member of the Law Society of Western Australia and the Family Law Practitioners Association of Western Australia. He is a former President, Vice-President and Treasurer of the Murdoch Student Law Society and was also a Councillor for the Australian Law Students Association.

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“I enjoy the variety of working in multiple areas of law, I find that my experience in one area can often be applied to the other and be a benefit to my clients”

Areas of Practice - Complex Family Law, including Property Issues, Children's Issues, Divorce & De Facto, Contested Estates, Business Planning & Trust Structures

Daniel Rice
Senior Lawyer

Daniel was admitted to legal practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2013. He completed his Bachelor of Laws at Edith Cowan University in 2012 and Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the College of Law in 2013. He recently commenced a Masters of Applied Laws at College of Law with a double major in Wills and Estates and Family Law.

Daniel has extensive experience in Wills and Contested Estates and Family Law as well as considerable experience as a generalist in Contract Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injuries and Property Law. He regularly appears in the Magistrates Court, District Court and Supreme Court of Western Australia as well as Dispute Resolution forums.

With strong analytical and technical skills as well as being emotionally intuitive, Daniel takes a holistic approach to legal practice and is passionate about helping clients achieve practical outcomes to their legal issues with consideration of their personal, emotional, and financial situations.
Daniel is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia and the Family Law Practitioners Association WA.

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Areas of Practice - Complex Family Law including property and financial issues, parenting issues, and Financial Agreements.
Contested Estates including Family Provision and contested Probate, Wills & Estate Planning where there are complex business and trust structures.

Hugh Dahlitz
Senior Lawyer

Hugh relocated to Perth and joined Butlers in 2021.

Hugh graduated from the University of Canberra with a Bachelor of Laws in 2016 and obtained a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law in 2017. Shortly thereafter, Hugh was admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Hugh worked as a solicitor in NSW, practicing in a variety of fields of law. Over the years Hugh refined the scope of his practice to Family Law, Property Law, and Wills and Estates Planning.

Hugh favors a practical approach to solving legal problems, and is a strong proponent of alternative dispute resolution such as mediation, conciliation, and arbitration to obtain cost-effective and sensible outcomes for clients.

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Areas of Practice - Complex Family Law including property and financial issues, parenting issues, and Financial Agreements.
Contested Estates including Family Provision and contested Probate, Wills & Estate Planning where there are complex business and trust structures.

Sarah McCarthy
Lawyer

Sarah joined Butlers in March 2015 as a receptionist and quickly moved into the role of Law Clerk. Sarah has since completed her legal degree and is working towards being admitted as a lawyer. Sarah specialises in large matters and assists the solicitors as much as possible.

Sarah completed a double degree in Environmental Science and Marine Biology. Sarah has lived in Colorado and Hawaii and moved to Perth in 2013.

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“I cant help it, I’m ambitious and I’m not afraid of hard work”

Areas of Practice -Wills, Family Law, Financial & Children's matters

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John Butler
Special Counsel/Director

John is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory, and on the Roll of Legal Practitioners for the High Court of Australia. John has been admitted to practice for over 45 years, and has worked in the law for over 51 years.

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“I enjoy being a part of a talented Legal Team that is committed to providing the highest quality service to our clients.”

Areas of Practice - Complex Wills, Estates, Contested Estates, Guardianship & Administration, State Administrative Tribunal, Business Planning, Complex Family Law, Mediation

Elliot Ryan
Senior Associate

Elliot practices in Family Law, Wills & Estates Planning, and Contested Estates. He regularly represents clients in Court and as an advocate at Mediation.
Elliot is a current member of the Law Society of Western Australia and the Family Law Practitioners Association of Western Australia. He is a former President, Vice-President and Treasurer of the Murdoch Student Law Society and was also a Councillor for the Australian Law Students Association.

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“I enjoy the variety of working in multiple areas of law, I find that my experience in one area can often be applied to the other and be a benefit to my clients”

Areas of Practice - Complex Family Law, including Property Issues, Children's Issues, Divorce & De Facto, Contested Estates, Business Planning & Trust Structures

Daniel Rice
Senior Lawyer

Daniel was admitted to legal practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2013. He completed his Bachelor of Laws at Edith Cowan University in 2012 and Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the College of Law in 2013. He recently commenced a Masters of Applied Laws at College of Law with a double major in Wills and Estates and Family Law.

Daniel has extensive experience in Wills and Contested Estates and Family Law as well as considerable experience as a generalist in Contract Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injuries and Property Law. He regularly appears in the Magistrates Court, District Court and Supreme Court of Western Australia as well as Dispute Resolution forums.

With strong analytical and technical skills as well as being emotionally intuitive, Daniel takes a holistic approach to legal practice and is passionate about helping clients achieve practical outcomes to their legal issues with consideration of their personal, emotional, and financial situations.
Daniel is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia and the Family Law Practitioners Association WA.

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Areas of Practice - Complex Family Law including property and financial issues, parenting issues, and Financial Agreements.
Contested Estates including Family Provision and contested Probate, Wills & Estate Planning where there are complex business and trust structures.

Hugh Dahlitz
Senior Lawyer

Hugh relocated to Perth and joined Butlers in 2021.

Hugh graduated from the University of Canberra with a Bachelor of Laws in 2016 and obtained a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law in 2017. Shortly thereafter, Hugh was admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Hugh worked as a solicitor in NSW, practicing in a variety of fields of law. Over the years Hugh refined the scope of his practice to Family Law, Property Law, and Wills and Estates Planning.

Hugh favors a practical approach to solving legal problems, and is a strong proponent of alternative dispute resolution such as mediation, conciliation, and arbitration to obtain cost-effective and sensible outcomes for clients.

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Areas of Practice - Complex Family Law including property and financial issues, parenting issues, and Financial Agreements.
Contested Estates including Family Provision and contested Probate, Wills & Estate Planning where there are complex business and trust structures.

Sarah McCarthy
Lawyer

Sarah joined Butlers in March 2015 as a receptionist and quickly moved into the role of Law Clerk. Sarah has since completed her legal degree and is working towards being admitted as a lawyer. Sarah specialises in large matters and assists the solicitors as much as possible.

Sarah completed a double degree in Environmental Science and Marine Biology. Sarah has lived in Colorado and Hawaii and moved to Perth in 2013.

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“I cant help it, I’m ambitious and I’m not afraid of hard work”

Areas of Practice -Wills, Family Law, Financial & Children's matters

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