We are a boutique Perth WA commercial law firm, with some Melbourne clients. Our principal lawyer, James Irving, founded the firm in 2011. He is assisted by admin staff and two freelance lawyers. Our main work areas are commercial law (providing business-related documents and advice) and estate planning (preparing Wills and succession plans). If you are a business owner looking for personal service from a knowledgeable lawyer, you’ll get that from us.

See our SERVICES page for a more detailed description our range of legal services. Visit our RESOURCES page for free legal information.


Photo: Perth commercial and Wills lawyer James Irving

Lawyer JAMES IRVING prepares contracts, reviews leases, provides business related advice and prepares Wills (Basic Wills and Testamentary Trust Wills). James has worked as a lawyer for 30 years in South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia and in New York, USA, in private law firms and government agencies. He holds law degrees from the University of Adelaide and the University of Melbourne, and has written a book on international human rights law and some ebooks on legal topics for business owners.

James is assisted by fully qualified freelance lawyers and law graduates.  Any work produced by his assistants is checked by James before being given to our clients. Since starting Irving Law, James has assisted hundreds of business owners with their legal documents and has prepared many dozens of Wills for his clients.

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Liz Tait

Office Manager LIZ TAIT manages the administrative side of Irving Law. Liz is a qualified social worker with degrees from Murdoch University and UWA, and is an experienced administrator with extensive experience in the tertiary education sector. She has worked in Australia and in the UK in a number of different roles and industries. Liz plays an important role in liaising with our clients to facilitate the delivery of our legal services to them.

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Judy Rees

Judy Rees

Assistant Manager JUDY REES assists Irving Law with bookkeeping and client liaison.


We regularly refer our small and medium-sized business clients to our referral partners for specialised assistance. These consultants are not our employees but are part of our network community.

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Communications Expert SHAUNA McGEE KINNEY of SMK Writer is a professional copywriter and coach who has helped our clients to package their important messages to their customers – like their terms and conditions – in user friendly and accessible language. We have discovered that when working with Shauna, we both bring something to the table, and together we can create a document that is both legally accurate and very readable for the client.


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Karen Twort – Consultant & Mentor

Strategic Consultant KAREN TWORT is a highly experienced business person who has managed companies in Australia and New Zealand, including setting up a multi-location franchise chain with a partner.  Many of our clients who are starting new businesses need guidance and mentoring in the mechanics of how to set up and run their business, ranging from simple things like setting up their file systems and bank accounts to more complex things like establishing training programs for employees, working out their budgets, and setting up policy and procedure documents and manuals.  Karen is available to mentor new business owners in all aspects of how to run a business. Please call her on 0498-389-313 to set up an interview, or send her an e-mail: ktwort@icloud.com


Mick Popovic Business Advisor

Mick Popovic – Business Adviser

Business Adviser MICK POPOVIC is a trained accountant who assists existing businesses by analysing their budgets and picking up areas where their performance can be improved. He also assists with setting up efficient systems for collecting and using financial data, and provides mentoring in other areas. Contact Mick on 0450-601-903 to find out more about his services.