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Alana Shaddick

Alana Shaddick graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Laws in 2013 and was admitted as a Lawyer to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in March 2015. Alana commenced her legal career at a small West Perth law firm in mid-2014 and gained experience in a broad range of practice areas.

Alana joined Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky in early 2018 and her primary focus is now commercial law, property law and wills and estates. She is experienced in preparing simple and complex Wills, Testamentary Trusts, Enduring Powers of Attorney, Enduring Powers of Guardianship and Advance Health Directives. Alana provides advice to clients on asset protection and in relation to Family Provision Act claims. She is also experienced in estate administration and contested estate litigation.

In addition to her estate work, Alana has extensive experience in the preparation of commercial documents and commercial litigation. She has worked on a diverse range of matters, from appearing in the Magistrates Court to attending mediations and instructing Counsel at complex Supreme Court matters. Alana prides herself on her attention to detail, simplifying the legal process for her clients and working hard to achieve good outcomes.

Alana has a very personable approach to her work which sees her acting for families, small business owners, high net worth individuals and ASX listed companies. Alana is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia, Women Lawyers of Western Australia and Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). She also volunteers her time providing pro bono assistance to St John Ambulance, the Salvation Army and Sussex Street Community Law Service.

Alana’s areas of practice include:

  • Wills & Estates
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Property Law

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Laws,
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

Admitted to Practice:

  • Supreme Court of Western Australia 2015

Memberships:

  • Law Society of Western Australia
  • Women Lawyers of Western Australia Inc.
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

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Client Reviews

The whole process was seamless. No hidden fees, with a fixed price given before engaging them. This gave me a very comforting peace of mind. Whenever I called, Alana was always accommodating, and no query was ever too big or too small. She was always happy to address all my queries and concerns. To be honest, I have dealt with several Lawyers in past years and my impression of Lawyers has not been great. Since working with Alana, my perception has changed. She was a breath of fresh air, and not only that, the various staff members I also encountered were always pleasant, making me feel very comfortable at all times. I have no hesitation in recommending Alana and her team to anyone for the excellent service and honesty.
Alana Shaddick and her team have made the experience of preparing our Will feel like an empowering achievement rather than an onerous necessity. After meeting with her and discussing our family’s situation in depth, we decided to take additional steps which gave us peace of mind regarding most future situations. As previously mentioned, we viewed the idea of preparing a Will as a necessary step to be done out of a sense of responsibility and assurance to both our daughter and each other. It’s the most logical, adult way to future-proof. We now have a much better understanding of the process and trust that anyone else looking at taking this step can gain that extra level of confidence by working with Alana and the BBV team. We would like to add that the firm’s service and friendliness are top notch, and for a happy and easy-going family who do not respond well to stuffy situations, they were simply amazing.
I would highly recommend BBV Legal and the services of Les and Alana. Both are not only incredibly good at what they do but also very patient when translating legal jargon into layman's terms. Alana was the driving force behind a dispute I was faced with and achieved a very positive result for my family. The team at BBV is approachable, patient and highly efficient. I have nothing but praise for their efforts with my case.
David is also highly approachable which is important when dealing with lawyers. There are some lawyers who are so far up themselves that you hesitate to call them, but even though David is a brilliant lawyer, he is also very down to earth.
Les is a wonderful lawyer. He has an amazing grasp of the English language and is always polite and grounding to speak to. With Les there are never problems to which there aren't solutions. And he's always up for the challenge. More than this, and it may seem weird to say this, whenever I meet Les he makes me want to be a good man. He's a real humanitarian and inspires the best in me. For that reason I always look forward to seeing him again.
I can honestly say that in complex commercial litigation matters, David demonstrates an uncanny ability to think clearly, out of the box, and he adopts a pragmatic and very cost-effective approach. This is especially the case in relation to fixed fee pricing.