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Eric graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1996 with a Bachelor of Laws. He was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 1998 and soon thereafter joined Robertson Hayles Lawyers.

He has over 25 years of experience in multi jurisdiction estate planning, probate, the administration of deceased estates and inheritance disputes.

He has an in-depth knowledge in these areas of practice and has been involved in complex advice and in litigation involving inheritance claims. 

Eric is a recommended lawyer in the Doyle’s 2018 and 2019 listing of the leading Western Australian Wills, Estates and Succession Planning Lawyers having been identified by both clients and his peers in the legal fraternity for his expertise and abilities in these areas of the law.

Eric has extensive experience in these legal practice areas:

  • Preparation of Wills
  • Enduring powers of attorney and enduring powers of guardianship
  • Provision of advice in relation to bequests involving assets in foreign jurisdictions
  • Resealing foreign probates, provision of advice relating to complex provisions
  • Advice in relation to asset protection and taxation repercussions
  • He also specialises in offering advice to those who wish to provide for family members who suffer from a disability which requires a different approach such as the inclusion of Special Disability Trust in a Will.

Eric also practices in the area of commercial and property law including all aspects of retail and commercial leasing.

Community associations

Eric takes a keen interest in the issues affecting our community and is involved with various community groups.

A sample of the groups he is or was associated with include:

  • Citizens Advice Bureau WA
  • Prisoners Review Board of Western Australia
  • Bible Society in WA Inc.
  • Drug ARM WA Inc.
  • Young Australia League Inc.
  • Teen Challenge WA Inc.
  • Baptist Union of WA Inc. 
  • 98.5 Sonshine FM Radio

Contact Eric

For all enquiries, please contact Eric on (08) 9325 1700 or email him at