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Latest News    09 January 2019
New Year appointments at Lavan

"Congratulations Anna and Andrew.  You are both valued members of Lavan."  Dean Hely, Managing Partner

Latest News    17 December 2018
The West: Man behind Perth’s bar revolution toasts 50 years

"Meet WA's most unlikely party king - the man who helped transform Perth's "dullsville" hospitality scene into a Melbourne-style hipster capital.

As one of the city's most experiencd liquor licensing lawyers, Dan Mossenson has been integral to streamlining the complex processes needed to get new small bars, restaurants and pubs up and running."

Click here to read the full story published in the The West on Monday 17 December.

Photo: Steve Ferrier

Latest News    10 December 2018
Dan Mossenson celebrates 50 years with Lavan

It has been 50 years since Dan Mossenson joined Lavan & Walsh on 10 December 1968.

During those 50 years, Dan has been influential in helping to transform Perth's hospitality scene.  Dan is WA's most experienced liquor licensing lawyer.  He was involved in WA's first ever tavern licence for Sassella's in 1971, chaired the Government Gaming Inquiry in 1984, co-founded the Tourism Council Western Australia Ltd, chaired the Racing Penalties Appeal Tribunal for 27 years and established the Small Bar Association of WA.  Dan's work has been integral to the growth in small bars, restaurants and pubs in WA. 

Dan's strong interest in Aboriginal affairs led to the establishment of lndigenart, Mossenson Galleries in 1993.  The gallery is dedicated to promoting and exhibiting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists Australia wide and overseas.  In more recent times, Dan led the development of Lavan's Reconciliation Action Plan.

We are very proud to congratulate Dan on 50 years of achievement with Lavan and his significant contributions to the Western Australian community.

Latest News    19 October 2018
Property partner Tamara Heng inspiring young professionals

Property and Leasing partner Tamara Heng was a panelist in the latest Urbis’ 2018 Leadership Conversation Series which shares industry leaders experiences, stories, lessons and tips to inspire and motivate upcoming young professionals.

Tamara joined Urbis directors Tim Dawkins and David Cresp to explore the topic of Networking - Diverse Clients and a Diverse Work Force.

Photographer: Kelwin Wong

Latest News    18 September 2018
Royal Commission into The Aged Care Sector

On Sunday 16 September 2018, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the Government's decision to establish a Royal Commission into the aged care sector.

The focus of the Royal Commission will be on the quality of care and safety of aged care recipients but will also investigate young Australians with disabilities who live in residential aged care facilities.

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Latest News    07 September 2018
PIA Planners’ Forum

On Thursday 6 September, Lavan’s Planning and Environment team was fortunate to host the PIA Planners’ Forum with special guest speaker, Chairman of the Western Australian Planning Commission, David Caddy.

David spoke about the future of planning in Western Australia; including planning reform, state priorities and the strategy behind upcoming state development projects. 

Latest News    31 August 2018
Lavan FIT30 for Youth Focus kicks off 1 September 2018

In its third year, Lavan is proud to once again partner with Youth Focus for the Lavan FIT30 kicking off on 1 September 2018.

Youth Focus is a Western Australian not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting young people suffering with depression and mental health issues.

The Lavan FIT30 invites you to focus on your physical and mental health by exercising for 30 minutes each day in September and at the same time raising much needed funds to support Youth Focus. 

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Latest News    30 August 2018
Tamica D’Uva appointed to AIB National Council

Lavan’s Construction and Infrastructure special counsel Tamica D’Uva was recently appointed as the WA chapter representative on the AIB National Council for a term of 2 years.  Tamica’s role as a councillor involves governing the national body of the institute to drive their mission to raise the professional standards of all disciplines within the building profession and to support its members.

Tamica is one of only three women ever appointed to the AIB national council.

Latest News    30 July 2018
LAVAN representing Western Australians since 1898

The Lavan story started 120 years ago in 1898 when Michael Gibson Lavan commenced practice in Perth in the Manufacturers Building at 29 Barrack Street, Perth from 1898 until 1966.  

The legal practice established by Michael Lavan has evolved over the past 120 years.  Lavan and its predecessor firms have moved offices, formed partnerships with other firms and changed names from Horgan & Lavan, Smith & Lavan, Lavan & Walsh, Lavan Solomon, Phillips Fox, Lavan Legal and most recently Lavan, to become the leading independent Western Australian law firm it is today.  

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Latest News    11 July 2018
Lavan partners participate in Vinnies CEO sleepout

On Thursday evening 21 June, Lavan's managing partner Dean Hely, Property partner Tamara Heng and Liqour Licensing partner Jessica Patterson, braved the Perth winter temperatures to participate in the 2018 Vinnies CEO Sleepout.

Dean, Tamara and Jess are extremeley thankful for everyone's support of their participation in the event.

They set themselves a target of $15,000 in an effort to give a voice to those often overlooked and in particular, to raise awareness of the growing rate of women who are experiencing homelessness. 

The incredible generosity of clients, collegues, family and friends enabled them to exceed their goal and raise over $18,000.

"On the night we were acutely aware of how privileged we are and how our small discomfort could not in anyway compare to the isolation of people experiencing homelessness.  We also learnt about the holistic approach the Vinnies take to break the cycle of poverty by providing food, accommodation and individual support programs.  Our supporters have truly made a positive difference and we are so grateful", said Tamara Heng.