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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.
Latest News    09 July 2018
Lavan appoints Chief Operations Officer

Lavan is pleased to announce the appointment of Mario Pisano as chief operations officer.  Mario is a senior executive with over 25 years of finance, strategy, commercial and client management experience.

Mario will report to managing partner Dean Hely and work closely with the Lavan partners and management team.   As chief operations officer, Mario will be responsible for supporting the operational aspects of the firm and the implementation of the firm strategy.

Latest News    06 July 2018
Tamica D’Uva recipient of 2018 AIB Western Australian Chapter Presidents Award

Lavan is pleased to anncounce that our Construction and Infrastructure special counsel Tamica D'Uva is the recipient of the 2018 AIB Western Australian Chapter Presidents Award.

The award recognises the significant contribution made to the science and practice of building through activity to promote the objectives and the purposes of the Western Australian Chapter of Institute.

Latest News    25 June 2018
Lavan launches latest Stretch RAP Plan 2018-2020

On Wednesday evening 20 June 2018, Lavan’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Committee was proud to formally launch its Stretch RAP for 2018 to 2020. The launch was hosted by emeritus partner and RAP committee chairperson Dan Mossenson, with an attendance of over 60 guests including prominent members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

The evening outlined the collaborative history and vision behind the RAP and Lavan’s ongoing dedication to work closely with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island community to harness a relationship of mutual respect and support.

Honoured guest Reverend Sealin Garlett opened the event with a Welcome to Country and the Hon. Fred Chaney AO made the keynote address noting Lavan’s longstanding commitment to reconciliation and recognising initiatives of significance in Lavan’s 2018 to 2020 RAP.

With a focus on embracing Aboriginal art and culture, attendees were treated to a performance of Shakespearean sonnets in Noongar by the Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company, as well as traditionally-inspired canapés provided by the Aboriginal owned and operated Kuditj catering.

Click here to view Lavan's latest RAP 

Latest News    22 June 2018
Celebrating the legacy of Sir John Martin Lavan KT

In 2018, Lavan celebrates 120 years since Michael Gibson Lavan KC commenced practice in Perth in 1898. 

In 1934, John Martin Lavan joined his father Michael Gibson Lavan at Lavan & Walsh.  The image below was taken in Gingin in 1943.  Seated astride the horse on the right is Lieutenant John Martin Lavan of the Australian 10th Light Horse Regiment, beside Captain B. N. G. Meecham.  

Click the link to read more about his story.

Latest News    06 June 2018
New energy at Lavan

Lavan is pleased to announce the appointment of Luke O’Callaghan as an energy & infrastructure partner in our Corporate Services Group. 

Luke brings a pragmatic approach to the complex legal, commercial and regulatory challenges that face energy businesses operating in Western Australia's energy markets and a keen awareness of relevant global and national trends in the sector.

Please click here to read more.

Latest News    09 April 2018
Lavan - Celebrating 120 years in Western Australia

In 2018, Lavan celebrates 120 years since Michael Gibson Lavan KC commenced practice in Perth in 1898. 

Latest News    26 February 2018
Partner Charmaine Tsang recipient of AALA’s Partner of the Year Award

Lavan is pleased to announce that our Employment and Safety partner Charmaine Tsang is the recipient of the inaugural Asian Australian Lawyers Association WA Chapter’s Partner of the Year Award.

Latest News    23 February 2018
Good Luck Rotto Swimmers

As a Western Australian firm, Lavan is very proud to sponsor the iconic Rottnest Channel Swim. Our two Lavan teams will be donning their Lavan speedos and leading our charge in the race to Rottnest tomorrow. Good luck to all swimmers and a special mention to those teams raising funds for a cause by swimming in the Lavan Charity Challenge. Keep an eye out for the Lavan kombi and the Lavan plane at the start line on Cottesloe Beach tomorrow morning!
Photo by Peta-Anne Photography

Latest News    11 January 2018
New Appointments at Lavan

Lavan is pleased to announce the following new year appointments.