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SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Alana Shaddick

Alana joined the team at Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky in 2018, having previously worked as a Paralegal and Solicitor for four years.

Alana has always had a strong interest in the areas of Commercial Law, Property Law and Wills and Estates, which are now her primary focus at Bowen Buchbinder Vilensky.

Alana has experience in preparing simple and complex Wills, Testamentary Trusts, Enduring Powers of Attorney, Enduring Powers of Guardianship, and Advance Health Directives and provides advice on Estate asset protection and dealing with assets prior to death to avoid disputes. Alana is experienced in applications for Probate and Letters of Administration and also provides advice and represents clients in relation to contested Estates and Family Provision Act claims.

Alana also has a broad range of experience in the preparation of commercial documents and can prepare and provide advice on commercial and retail shop leases, sale and purchase of business agreements, deeds of agreement and settlement, partnership agreements, shareholders agreements, joint venture agreements, loan agreements, and guarantees and indemnities. Alana has acted on behalf of franchisees of well-known Australian franchises.

Alana enjoys pro bono work, having previously volunteered as a Paralegal for the Mental Health Law Centre and as a Solicitor for the Salvation Army’s Community Wills Day for two consecutive years in 2017 and 2018. Alana continues to provide ongoing pro bono assistance to the Salvation Army.

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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TESTIMONIALS

Client Reviews

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.