Trent Petherick has over 20 years experience as a senior trial lawyer, he has successfully defended a wide variety of criminal matters. He is passionate and tenacious in advancing his client’s interests and his high acquittal rate bears testimony to his total commitment to his client’s. His wealth of experience is invaluable to client’s who wish to have all defences considered and weighed.
Petherick Cottrell will advise you of your rights and plea, get you ready for your Court appearances and explain the Court procedures so you understand what is happening. We can provide representation in all levels of the Court system, from petty matters in the Magistrates Court to trials in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and are happy to work for both private and Legal Aid clients.
We provide Legal Advice and Representation in relation to all offences under State and Federal Law, including: assaults, traffic offences, drug offences, fraud offences, arson, property offences such as stealing, burglary and robbery, sex offences, child sex offences, homicide. We are also able to assist with Criminal Injuries Compensation matters.
Petherick Cottrell Lawyers can assist in all areas of employment law disputes and has experience in advising both employees and employers. We have represented clients in both the Fair Work system and through the Federal Court of Australia.
Employment matters we cover include:
- unfair dismissal claims;
- adverse action;
- sexual harassment;
- unpaid wages; and
- non litigious matters such as drafting and reviewing employment contracts.
Industrial relations laws can be complex our employment lawyer, Trent Petherick, has a Masters in employment law and can provide accurate and cost-effective advice. Make an appointment to see us today in relation to your employment law matters.
Our family law team bring with them over 25 years’ experience and able to assist clients in all areas of family law including; divorce, property settlement, childrens’ issues, maintenance and child support. Petherick Cottrell Lawyers also provide services in the area of restraining orders, which commonly arise in Family Court proceedings. We understand that Family Law proceedings often involve a high level of sensitivity and always strive to approach matters with empathy and consideration to the best interests of the clients. Petherick Cottrell Lawyers takes a client focused approach to all cases and strive to deliver effective, expedient and meaningful solutions.
Petherick Cottrell Lawyers can offer advice and assistance at all levels of the Family Court process including throughout the mediation process. We can give you comprehensive advice about your legal rights, entitlements and obligations, and the different options available to settle any matters.
As part of our legal services, Petherick Cottrell is able to offer contract legal advice and preparation, representation in contract disputes, commercial advice and litigation, dispute resolution, assistance in insolvency/ liquidations/ winding up companies and advice and representation in relation building, construction and property disputes.
We deliver practical cost effective legal advice. Our clients include small and medium size businesses, large companies and individuals requiring specialist commercial advice. Our rates are extremely competitive compared to the rates charged by Perth based commercial law firms and we endeavour to provide practicable and effective solutions in a no-frills, cost effective manner.
Civil law grants to individuals the right to sue for compensation or for specific action in matters such as breach of contract, defamation and negligence. Petherick Cottrell Lawyers have a high level of experience in civil matters ranging from minor case claims of up to $10,000.00 to Supreme Court litigation for claims over $750,000.00. We can act across a wide range of civil matters.
Petherick Cottrell Lawyers is always conscious that clients wish to resolve matters in the least complex and most cost effective ways and our expert negotiators will always act to facilitate this. Reaching a conclusion and settling a matter before taking it to the courts is a far more desirable and practical option in the interests of saving time and money.We are also able to utilise experienced law clerks alongside our civil litigation lawyers to assist in the background to ensure that we offer competitive and affordable rates.
If you have a civil dispute and would like some advice contact us today for one of our $100.00 consultations with one our experienced lawyers.
Petherick Cottrell Lawyers is now offering competitive rates on advising, drafting and executing Wills. We can also assist with advice in relation to trusts and power of attorney matters. In offering this service we are able to provide you with planning for the unexpected during your lifetime by appointing people you trust to make financial and personal decisions for you if you have an accident, become ill or incapacitated, as well as planning what will happen to your property upon your death. We are also able to offer advice and representation in estate litigation.
Who needs a Will?
Protect your loved ones. If you have property in your own name (including superannuation) or children, you need a Will to legally set out your wishes for distributing your estate upon your death. Our lawyers are experienced in Wills and Estate Planning and are fully qualified to give you the appropriate advice about your options and to prepare a Will for you.