A boutique dispute resolution and commercial legal practice

Big firm quality and know-how, boutique delivery

Welcome to Steedman Stagg Lawyers – your Perth based dispute resolution and commercial boutique practice offering legal services in the areas of commercial & corporate disputes, defamation & media, mining & resources, property disputes, and trusts & estate work.

James and Nick have acted for listed companies and their subsidiaries, media organisations, high net wealth individuals, small to medium enterprises, private companies, family businesses, individuals, and not for profit organisations.

WORKING WITH CLIENTS AND

building trust over many years

With 60 years of combined experience at leading national and independent Perth law firms, there is not much that principals James Steedman and Nick Stagg have not already seen and done.

We have built long-standing relationships with clients through a pragmatic, plain-speaking and jargon-free approach. This approach reflects our closely held values — to gain clients’ trust, do the right thing, and achieve the best results.

Our work often requires an innovative, fresh or bespoke approach. This enables James and Nick to work with clients who need an outcome in their own set of special circumstances often for which there is no precedent.

Steedman Stagg

Clients value our in-depth knowledge, technical excellence and no-nonsense practical legal advice, sensitively delivered at a competitive price.

Our Story

We met and worked side-by-side in 2009 in the Great Southern litigation for clients with common interests. Although we were at competing firms, it was the start of a close, dynamic and deeply trusting professional relationship being forged. So much so that we became partners together at Lavan. We continue our business partnership at our new legal practice Steedman Stagg Lawyers.

Our Mission

Steedman Stagg Lawyers’ shared ‘DNA’ is to deliver pragmatic, plain-speaking and jargon-free advice, an approach that is embedded in our closely held values — to gain our clients’ trust, do the right thing, and achieve the best results.

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Commercial Law

Contractual Disputes

Corporate Disputes

Defamation, Media & Social Media

Litigation

Mining & Resources

Property Disputes

Trusts, Wills & Estates and related matters

Our People

James Steedman

James Steedman

Principal

Nick Stagg

Nick Stagg

Principal

Patrick McCarthy

Patrick McCarthy

Solicitor

Holly-Rose Biskup

Holly-Rose Biskup

Solicitor

Charmaine Kwok

Charmaine Kwok

Solicitor

Fran Hogan

Fran Hogan

Practice Manager

Alicia Nelson

Alicia Nelson

Graduate

News & Publications

Google LLC v Defteros [2022] HCA 27

On 17 August 2022, the High Court, by majority, found that Google was not a publisher of a defamatory media report which appeared on a user conducting an enquiry on Google’s search engine after inputting certain key search terms. In proceedings originally commenced by...

SSL’s Jasmine Sims scores a win for open justice

Pleasing to see open justice prevailing once again over an application by an accused for media coverage suppression, and ditto the success of our SSL media law specialist Jasmine Sims making it so for West Australian Newspapers before Chief Magistrate Heath last week....