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 suggest 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.

Our Values

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

We are:


We adhere to ethical best practice.

Pragmatic and solutions focused.

We seek to achieve the optimal outcome for our clients having regard to their individual interests. We put in the extra 1%. We think “outside the square”. We celebrate the “wins”.

Leaders in the community.

We provide pro-bono support to people in need within our community.

Open and transparent.

With our clients. With each other.

Supportive and mindful of each other.

We foster a caring and friendly atmosphere within our team. We communicate in a polite and positive way to each other and our adversaries. We support each other to achieve our individual goals.

Team players and forward thinking.

We work as a team. We engage with new technologies in order to deliver efficiencies to our clients. We constantly improve our skills and knowledge.


We have in place activities and processes to stay mentally and physically healthy.

Need a legal problem solved? Try our pragmatic approach.

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