PAUL SHEINER

Principal

Professional Background

Paul has over 20 years of experience in Native Title law and commercial litigation and dispute resolution. He is passionate about getting the best possible outcomes for his clients and is recognised as a leading practitioner in the area of Native Title.

  • Legal adviser to Native Title holding and claim groups in the negotiation of numerous Native Title agreements, heritage agreements and Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs).
  • Acted for the Tjurabalan People in consent determination of Native Title in 2001.
  • Acted for Martidja Banjima and Banjima People since 2005 in their Native Title claim which has resulted in a successful determination of Native Title in the Central Pilbara made in 2012.
  • Acting in complex Supreme Court litigation relating to enforcement of a Native Title agreements and trust compliance.
  • Legal adviser to Banjima People in relation to comprehensive claim wide agreements with Rio Tinto Iron Ore and BHP Billiton Iron Ore in relation to the Yandi, Hope Downs and Area C mines in the Central Pilbara.
  • Solicitor and counsel for Kerry and Diana Robinson in successful and landmark Supreme Court case about the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (WA).
  • Solicitor and counsel in successful judicial review case in the Federal Court for pharmacists challenging decisions of Australian Community Pharmacy Authority.
  • Advising large corporations on heritage and Native Title matters relating to mining, tourism and gas developments.
  • Acting for corporate clients in relation to commercial and employment related disputes in the Supreme and Federal Courts.
  • Native Title and heritage
  • Dispute resolution and litigation
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), UNSW Australia
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB), UNSW Australia
  • Masters of Laws (LLM), University of Western Australia
  • Member of The Law Society of Western Australia
  • Member of AMPLA – The Resources & Energy Law Association

IAN COMPTON

Consultant

Professional Background

Ian has over 20 years’ experience in commercial property legal services and related areas.  He endeavours to provide consistent, pragmatic and practical commercial legal advice to all clients.

Ian was admitted into practice in 1996 followed by extensive experience in a wide range of commercial property areas with a number of national firms in senior positions.

In 2012, Ian joined as a partner in the specialised commercial property practice of Warren Syminton Ralph based in Fremantle and in late 2016 Ian returned to practising in Perth by joining Roe Legal Services as a consultant.

Ian has acted for a broad range of clients including ASX listed property companies, institutional clients, government, mortgagees, developers, landlords and tenants.

  • Acted for various owners and managers of major retail shopping centres in relation to ownership, development and major tenant leasing.
  • Acted for a major national retailer in the restructure of its leased property portfolio.
  • Acted for various commercial banks in relation to leasing requirements and sale and leaseback arrangements.
  • Acted for State Government in relation to leasing requirements.
  • Acted and advised various Churches in relation to property law requirements.
  • Acted for various telecommunications organisations in relation to leasing requirements and transfer of property assets.
  • Acted for various overseas clients in the sale and purchase of businesses and land.
  • Acted as part of a team in relation to property aspects of large scale commercial transactions.
  • Acted on major projects including the acquisition and disposal of CBD office buildings, regional shopping centres and hotels.
  • Advised and acted on large scale due diligence, property development and joint ventures.
  • Assisted Aboriginal corporations in the acquisition of businesses and land.
  • Assisted and advised in relation to subdivision, estate development planning, restrictive covenants and building conditions, and sale of multi-lot subdivisions.
  • Complex and specialist leasing (including retail, office, industrial and telecommunications)
  • Acquisition, development and sale of property
  • Bachelor of Business (B.Bus), Edith Cowan University, Western Australia
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Murdoch University, Western Australia
  • Member of The Law Society of Western Australia
  • Property Council of Australia

CHRISTOPHER TERREN

Lawyer

Professional Background

Chris joined Roe Legal Services in February 2015, and was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia, High and Federal Courts in November 2015.

Chris works in the commercial litigation and insolvency team on litigation, debt recovery, commercial and insolvency matters.

Chris graduated from Murdoch University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Laws (with Distinction) together with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Management.

  • Chris appears regularly before the Magistrates, District, Supreme and Federal Courts in Western Australia, and has successfully acted as counsel in final hearings of Bankruptcy and Release of Liquidator proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia.
  • Chris has worked on a range of litigation and insolvency matters including:
    • Complex Supreme Court litigation between the Banjima People and BHP Billiton relating to Native Title agreement and trust compliance including trustee direction application which resulted in a successful settlement between the parties;
    • Supreme Court property development disputes and contempt of court proceedings;
    • A referral from the National Native Title Tribunal to the Federal Court on a Question of Law in Hale on behalf of the Bunuba #2 Native Title Claim Group v State of Western Australia [2015] FCA 560 and subsequent successful National Native Title Tribunal Expedited Procedure inquiry; and
    • Debt recovery and enforcement of Native Title and heritage agreements for Native Title clients.
  • Insolvency / restructuring and turnaround
  • Dispute resolution and litigation
  • Debt recovery
  • Bachelor of Laws (with Distinction), Murdoch University
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Management), Murdoch University
  • Member of The Law Society of Western Australia
  • Member of RINWA (Restructuring & Insolvency Network WA)

LLIFEN PALACIOS NUNEZ

Lawyer

Professional Background

Llifen graduated from Murdoch University in 2016 with a Juris Doctor, having completed an undergraduate in Legal Studies and Social History in 2007.

Llifen joined Roe Legal Services in January 2017, and was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in May 2017 and to the High Court of Australia in July 2017.

Llifen works in the commercial litigation and insolvency team, as well as the commercial property team. She has worked on litigation, debt recovery, insolvency matters, and residential/commercial conveyancing.

  • Llifen has worked on a range of litigation and insolvency matters including:
    • Urgent interlocutory injunctions;
    • Reinstatement of companies;
    • A large shareholders securities class action; and
    • Debt recovery and enforcement of Native Title and heritage agreements for Native Title clients.
  • Llifen has worked on a range of property matters, including
    • Residential/Commercial conveyancing; and
    • Realisation of assets in bankruptcy matters.
  • Insolvency
  • Litigation
  • Debt Recovery
  • Residential/Commercial Conveyancing
  • Realisation of Impaired Assets (Bankruptcy)
  • Juris Doctor, Murdoch University
  • Bachelor of Legal Studies (Criminology), Murdoch University
  • Member of the Law Society of Western Australia
  • Member of RINWA (Restructuring & Insolvency Network WA)

KELSI FORREST

Lawyer

Professional Background

Kelsi is a Whadjuk, Barladong Mineng Nyungar and joined Roe Legal Services in April 2016.  Kelsi was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in December 2017 and the High Court of Australia in March 2018.

Kelsi works in our Indigenous Law Team on native title and heritage matters as well as advice and representation for native title prescribed body corporates.

Kelsi graduated from the University of Western Australia in March 2017 with Law and Arts degrees, majoring in Politics and Indigenous Knowledge.

  • Kelsi has worked on a number of native title and heritage matters including:
    • Future Act management;
    • Agreement management and compliance (including Indigenous Land Use
      Agreements); and
    •  National Native Title Tribunal proceedings and determinations.
  • Kelsi works with a number of Aboriginal Corporations and Indigenous Trusts
    providing advice and representation in relation to:

    • governance and compliance including, in relation to, Corporations (Aboriginal
      and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth) and Australian Charities and Not-
      for-profits Commission Act 2012 (Cth);
    • company secretariat functions;
    • Trustee service agreements; and
    • governance and self-determination issues.
  • Native title and heritage
  • Native title prescribed body corporates
  • Indigenous Trusts and Corporations
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Australia
  • Bachelor of Arts (Politics and Indigenous Knowledge), University of Western
    Australia
  • Member of the Law Society of Western Australia

MICHELLE TRAINER

Lawyer

Professional Background

Michelle joined Roe Legal Services in January 2018. She works in the commercial litigation and insolvency team on debt recovery, insolvency and commercial matters. Michelle also assists the property team in relation to residential tenancy matters, having practiced in residential tenancy law for several years before she commenced at Roe Legal Services.

Michelle was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in August 2016 and to the High Court of Australia in July 2018.  She completed her Juris Doctor at Murdoch University in 2015, and received the 2015 Francis Burt Chambers Law Medal for highest academic achievement in law.

Michelle has worked in the community legal sector, and her non-legal work includes roles in state government financial administration and arts management.

  • Michelle has worked on a range of commercial litigation and insolvency matters including:
    • Debt recovery; and
    • Litigation in relation to commercial properties and consumer law.
  • Michelle’s experience in residential tenancy matters includes:
    • Appearances in the Magistrates Court;
    • Negotiations; and
    • Advising tenants on residential tenancy law and Magistrates Court procedure.
  • Insolvency
  • Dispute resolution and litigation
  • Residential tenancies
  • Juris Doctor, Murdoch University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Cultural Studies), Curtin University
  • Member of the Law Society of Western Australia
  • Member of RINWA (Restructuring & Insolvency Network WA)

SUSMITA M SENGUPTA

Paralegal

Professional Background

Susmita has been associated with Roe Legal Services for over 8 years. She joined Roe Legal Services in 2015, in the capacity of paralegal and administrative staff. She has completed her BA LLB Hons program from Amity Law School India. Susmita heads an off-shore branch of Roe Legal Services based out of Delhi, India.

Susmita was admitted to practice in 2006 and has practiced in Indian courts in civil capacity. She has also worked in in our Indigenous law team on native title and heritage matters since her association with Roe Legal Services.

  • Susmita has worked on a range of litigation and native title matters including:
    • Complex Supreme Court litigation between the Banjima People and BHP Billiton relating to Native Title agreement and trust compliance including trustee direction application which resulted in a successful settlement between the parties;
    • Assisted Paul in his capacity as legal adviser to Banjima People in relation to comprehensive claim wide agreements with Rio Tinto Iron Ore and BHP Billiton Iron Ore in relation to the Yandi, Hope Downs and Area C mines in the Central Pilbara;
    • Assisted in the matter of Kerry and Diana Robinson in successful and landmark Supreme Court of Western Australia case about the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (WA); and
    • Various Future Act Management and ILUA agreement management processes.
  • Civil litigation
  • Native title and heritage
  • Bachelor of Law (LLB) (with Hons), Amity Law School, India
  • Certificate of Australian Legal Studies
  • Member of AMPLA – The Resources & Energy Law Association

KATE MULCAHY

Office Manager / Paralegal

Kate joined Roe Legal Services in August 2013.  She has predominantly worked in the area of litigation, providing legal support during trials and administration generally.

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