Western Australian lawyers James Steedman and Nick Stagg have launched Perth’s newest boutique legal practice.

Based in the CBD, Steedman Stagg Lawyers specialises in dispute resolution and commercial law with a particular focus on media & defamation, corporate disputes, property disputes, mining & resources, and trusts, wills & estates.

Mr Steedman and Mr Stagg, both former partners at Lavan, together boast 60 years of experience at leading national and independent practices.

A leading WA media and defamation lawyer, Mr Stagg said the pair was pleased to offer a bespoke legal service to the Perth market.

“The focus at Steedman Stagg Lawyers is to deliver the quality advice of a big law firm but with the efficiency, flexibility and creativity much-needed by clients in the current market,” said Mr Stagg.

Commercial litigation specialists Mr Steedman and Mr Stagg met while working on the Great Southern Group litigation from 2009.

“It’s incredibly exciting to be teaming up with Nick to create this new bespoke legal service for Perth. Nick is an excellent lawyer and we share a similar ethos,” said Mr Steedman.

“Blending our in-depth knowledge, technical excellence, no-nonsense down-to-earth legal advice and innovative approach to get exceptional, personalised results for our clients is what we’re all about.”

Mr Steedman was a senior partner for seven years in Lavan’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Private Clients teams, joining Lavan in 2014. Prior to that, he spent 15 years as a partner in a WA boutique litigation and property practice.

Mr Stagg was a senior partner in Lavan’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution team for more than 12 years.  Prior to that, he spent 15 years at Freehills (formerly Parker & Parker).