Practice Areas


Steenhof Brothers has experience in all major areas of corporate and commercial litigation practice. In all areas, we provide practical and commercial advice with good cost control and an emphasis on relationship and innovative solutions.


We regularly assist our corporate clients with their businesses. We can assist with all aspects of corporate practice from structuring to wind-up and everything in between. We have strong relationships with accountants, consultants and business professionals who share our values and approach and we can co-ordinate the provision of seamless and integrated business legal services. Particular areas of specialty are:

  • business sale agreements
  • tailored loan and finance agreements
  • domestic and international distribution and supply agreements
  • terms of trade and credit applications
  • franchise agreements
  • contractor agreements
  • structuring and succession agreements for partners, shareholders, unit holders
  • tailored company constitutions
  • option agreements
  • corporate governance
  • business settlements
  • liquidation and wind-up
  • insolvency


Steenhof Brothers conducts litigation in all of the Courts and Tribunals in Western Australia, including the Magistrates Court, the State Administrative Tribunal, the District and Supreme Courts and the Federal and High Courts of Australia. We seek early amicable resolution of disputes in the best interests of our clients if possible. However, we are experienced in assertively progressing court action where this will be best for the client. Our practice areas include:

  • debt collection and enforcement
  • business disputes
  • contractual disputes
  • lease and property disputes
  • regulatory prosecutions
  • development disputes


Steenhof Brothers provides specialist services to a number of commercial real estate practices assisting with general property advice focussing especially on the preparation, negotiation and enforcement of commercial and retail leases. We provide timely and tailored services across all aspects of leasing including:

  • negotiation of offers to lease and lease agreements
  • preparation of retail and commercial lease agreements
  • assisting with assignment, sub-leasing and extension of leases
  • advising on breach of leases and assisting with enforcement
  • registration of leases


Steenhof Brothers has an extensive human rights practice. We have worked with clients ranging from individuals, to churches to charitable organisations to assist where clients have experienced discrimination or been threatened with disciplinary action for their religious beliefs or for exercising rights of freedom of expression. Steenhof Brothers has experience in relevant courts and tribunals, and has even acted for selected clients interstate on human rights matters.


We work for select local governments and a number of private clients in planning and compliance matters. This includes advice and representation in relation to planning and environmental legislation.

We have experience in planning appeals to SAT for private clients and for many charitable organisations.


Steenhof Brothers provides a wills and estate planning practice that is particularly suited to business clients and co-ordinates closely with other professional advisors to provide effective estate advice that keeps matters simple while attaining the specific and often complex estate goals of the client. We also advise on and prepare enduring powers of attorney and enduring powers of guardianship. We also provide assistance from time to time with probate matters and will challenges.

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