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About Us

Personalised Legal Service at an Affordable Rate

West Perth Legal is a law firm practising in the areas of Commercial and Business Law, Property Law, Disputes and Litigation, and Wills and Probate.

Our clients range from individuals to small family-owned businesses to medium sized enterprises with complex business or property arrangements.

Our lawyers are client focused, approachable, and work hard to protect your legal rights.

We offer a complimentary 15-minute initial telephone consult and Fixed Fees for many of our services.  Contact us today to discuss how we can assist you with your legal needs. 


Our team


David Shi


As the Legal Practice Director of West Perth Legal, I run a boutique legal practice focused on serving locals.

I have extensive experience on business sale and purchase, share sale agreements, commercial and retail leases, loan agreements and mortgage and security documents, shareholder and joint venture documents and other commercial legal documents. Having trained with respected Australian lawyers in top tier law firms, I pride myself on my attention to detail, legal drafting and legal reasoning skills. I value providing quality work for my clients. 

I am passionate about fighting for my clients’ rights and getting the best result possible in the most cost-effective way. I have great enthusiasm for dispute resolution and work closely with reputable Barristers to get the best outcome for you.

I believe in having a transparent relationship with my clients and, as such, I provide clients with my best possible estimate before I start work. All my fees are fully disclosed upfront, and we do not charge for additional work without your prior approval.

Having grown up in Perth, I have a deep appreciation for this city. My firm is committed to the local community and focuses on serving the local people.

I was raised by immigrant parents and they taught me to have a strong work ethic, perseverance and to act with honesty. I seek to impart these values in the way I serve my clients.  I also speak fluent Mandarin.

Membership & Professional Qualification

Member of the Law Society of Western Australia

Admitted 2010 (Supreme Court of Western Australia) as a Barrister and Solicitor

LLB (Hon), BCom, University of Western Australia


Shirley Wu

Senior Lawyer

As a co-founder of West Perth Legal, I believe in providing legal services that deliver the best results for my clients in the most effective manner.  I focus on servicing individuals and businesses on all aspects of business, employment and property law.

I enjoy working with clients, understanding the issues they face and providing strategic, commercial and practical legal advice. I pride myself on being up-front with my clients on what I can deliver and the cost of my services.

I began my legal career as an in-house lawyer. I have held legal positions in both government and private sectors. I have experience in legal advisory, regulatory compliance, commercial contracts and contractual disputes. As such, I have a deep understanding of the needs of decision makers, business risks and legal risk management.

I am passionate about building West Perth Legal as a modern, approachable law firm, and one with a positive work culture. I encourage staff to be responsible, responsive, client focused and embrace learning.

Having lived in Australia for over 20 years, I have a deep appreciation of the Australian way of life. My immigrant roots (I also speak fluent Mandarin) has given me the ability to relate to and service clients from a diverse background. I am proud to be promoting accessible and quality legal services to Western Australians.

Membership & Professional Qualification

Member of the Law Society of Western Australia

Admitted 2009 (Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory) as a Barrister and Solicitor

LLB, LLM, BCom, Australian National University



David has been regularly helping us with our retail leases over the past few years. His advice and service is consistently prompt and professional. I have no hesitation in recommending him.

- Davyd Hooper

Stellar Property Group

Thanks to David and the team at West Perth Legal, we achieved settlement of our business purchase. He gave great advice and we will be engaging services again. Living remote in WA it can be hard to work solely through emails and phone calls but West Perth Legal made it all very easy. I highly recommend the company.

- Nikki Litherland

Business Owner

David Shi has been an excellent lawyer for my company over the past 3 years providing advice on contracts, litigation, and arbitration. Very satisfied with the timeliness, professional approach, and advice for my business and personal needs. I would highly recommend David’s services!

-Talha Khan

MediXys Consulting

We are very happy with your service. You are very honest with what you recommend, you have fair pricing and actually listen to the situation before giving advice.  You provide great feedback and has a good response time. 


Business Owner

West Perth Legal helped me with the purchase of my café business, including drafting and finalising the sale and purchase agreement, reviewing the retail lease and attending settlement. David walked me through the business purchase process and highlighted the risk areas and how to minimise them. I highly recommend West Perth Legal.

- Jinkyoung Kim

The Electric Bean Co.

I was in process of selling my franchise cafe. I called David from West Perth Legal and found him very helpful and professional. He did explain me all the steps in detail and communicate everything very well. Highly recommended and will definitely keep in my mind for future

- H Saeed

Aroma Cafe

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