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West Perth Legal is your local law firm, focused on serving businesses and people doing trade and commerce in Western Australia. The founders of the firm saw the need in the market for experienced and commercially minded lawyers who deliver legal services in a transparent manner with flexible pricing.  We seek to do this for our clients.

Since the firm’s establishment in 2015, we have assisted hundreds of business owners and facilitated thousands of contractual and property transactions in Western Australia.  Our clients range from business owners, franchise owners, property developers and investors. 

At the core of our values, we seek to be professional, responsive, and excellent at what we do. We treat each matter individually and each client with professionalism. As such, at the beginning of every matter, we offer you a complimentary 15-minute initial phone consultation. This gives us the opportunity to hear your matter and provide you with a personalised quote.  

Our quotes will usually include a tailored scope of work, fee structure (often fixed fee), and expected time frame for delivery of service. For businesses requiring ongoing legal services, we offer a retainer to help you manage your legal risks before they arise. See our pricing page for more information. 

Contact us today to discuss how we can assist you with your legal needs. 


Our Lawyers have 25+ years combined legal experience. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, attention to detail and strong commercial acumen.


David Shi


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

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

I began my career in a national law firm where I trained under top Australian lawyers. I saw an opportunity for providing quality commercial legal services to the local market and that is where West Perth Legal started.

I have extensive experience in legal contracts, property transactions, and all legal issues surrounding businesses, including the set-up of a business, sale and purchase of a business, and business partner disputes. I pride myself on my attention to detail, legal drafting, and commercial acumen.

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.


Shirley Wu

Senior Lawyer

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

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 enjoy working with clients, understanding the issues they face and providing strategic, commercial, and practical legal advice.

Throughout my career, I have held legal positions in both government and private sectors as legal counsels, working directly with business owners and decision makers. I have experience in legal advisory, regulatory compliance, and commercial contracts.

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 act with integrity, and be client focused.

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) have 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.



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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