We know your time and money are more valuable working on your business than wasted in a legal dispute. Let’s minimise the disruption and keep you engaged in the things that matter.

There are countless reasons why our service is better than the rest, but here you can learn about why we’re different.

Using great lawyers

Our lawyers choose to work with us because of the pragmatic way we practice law.  Our lawyers sit on extra-curricular boards and committees that have objects and purposes related to the betterment of justice

Being a quality assured practice

We are Quality Practice Standard (QPS) approved by the Law Society of Western Australia: this means we adhere to internal processes designed  to improve client satisfaction and avoid wastage.

Taking a proportional approach

When we act for a party in a dispute, we aim to only take those steps where the time and cost incurred is proportional to the achievement of a fair and just outcome.  This assists in keeping legal cost down.

Being affordable

Pragma generally charges lower rates.

Not charging for the "small" stuff

We don’t charge for the “small” stuff like: low scale printing / photocopying or disbursement charges for faxes and phone calls.  You can contact us to find out more.

Seeking alternative dispute resolution at an early stage if appropriate

More disputes are finalised after mediation than after trial. Our experience suggests that clients gain from referring cases to mediation or other modes of alternative dispute resolution early.

Being amenable to alternative fee arrangements

Engaging a lawyer can be expensive.  We appreciate that our clients may be interested in a fee structure other than standard hourly billing. These  include fixed costs or success based fees.

No surprises

Where an estimate of legal fees has been provided, we will stick to that estimate, or, where the services provided are greater than anticipated, we will revise the estimate.

Pragma Lawyers have been appointed to the WA Local Government Association (WALGA) Preferred Supplier Panel which enables us to provide a streamlined procurement process for our firm’s legal services without the overheads of a lengthy tender process. This saves WALGA members time, money, and energy, as well as ensures regulatory compliance obligations are met.

Our Values

These values underpin everything that we do and differentiate us from our competitors.

The Pragma Values:

Forward thinking.

We are constantly improving our skills and knowledge. We engage with new technologies to deliver efficiencies to our clients.

Leaders in the community.

We have in place activities and processes to stay mentally and physically healthy so we are always operating at our best. We provide pro bono support to disadvantaged persons on a far greater per person scale than our competitors. We do this through both financial and in-kind support to the Subiaco Justice Centre.

Fostering great team members.

We build each other up. We recognise, celebrate and reward individual and team contributions. We treat each other with respect and honesty.

Utmost integrity.

We are open and honest. We adhere to ethical best practice.

Delivering outstanding value to our clients.

Our dedication to our client’s interests separates us from other law firms. We strive to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients in the most cost effective and timely way. We do this by working as a team, challenging conventional thinking and always going the extra mile.

Need a legal problem solved? Try our pragmatic approach.

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