About us

Company Profile

Most of the directors and staff of Hale Legal have worked together for many years both at Hale Legal and at previous law firms. Indeed many have worked together for in excess of ten years.

Alan Skinner and Matthew Gent offer a practical approach to legal advice, representation and dispute resolution.  Having worked together for over a decade at a multi-disciplinary law firm, their collective knowledge offers clients the benefit of extensive experience across a range of areas.  Alan and Matthew call on their breadth of experience to advise and represent clients based on their needs and with their best interests in mind.

As a testament to the firm’s experience and client-focused approach, Hale Legal’s current standing is built on recommendations and referrals.  Hale Legal has developed a solid reputation for advocating the most practical steps towards the resolution of matters.

The careful and appropriate use of resources remains a focus, ensuring value for both larger and smaller clientele seeking guidance on how best to progress their matter.  These factors have helped position Hale Legal as a preferred resource for many businesses.

Conveniently located in Perth’s CBD, Hale Legal’s services are available to those seeking the highest standard of legal advice and representation.

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Alan Skinner - Director - LLB BUS
Understanding that a commercial problem requires a commercial solution makes sense. What makes even more sense is relying on the advice and counsel of a lawyer with 15 years of experience specific to the commercial environment. Experienced in and across a broad spectrum of contractual, negligence and trade practices disputes, Alan has represented and appeared as counsel for clients before both State and Federal Courts. Even while heading up the litigation function in a multi-disciplinary firm prior to becoming a Director at Hale Legal, a client-focused approach has always been at the top of Alan’s agenda. Preferring a sensible and conciliatory approach where practical, Alan’s success at Hale Legal is driven by his focus on solving commercial problems efficiently. There are occasions when it is in the client's best interests to proceed down the path of litigation and matters may go to trial. Under these circumstances, Alan leans on his experience to vigorously pursue a favourable outcome for his clients. Alan is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia.
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Matt Gent - Director - LLB BCOM
Matthew’s chief aim is to achieve fair and reasonable outcomes for his clients. He relies on a measured, strategic approach to matters based on over 15 years’ experience and extensive knowledge of commercial and property law and estate planning. Matthew’s clients benefit from his experience preparing documentation across commercial, property and estate planning matters including joint venture agreements, shareholder agreements, buy/sell agreements, trusts, share and asset sale agreements, leases and land development documentation, wills (both simple and complex wills involving testamentary trusts) and other estate planning documentation (including powers of attorney, powers of guardianship and advance health directives). Matthew has spent years growing and establishing a client base. His willingness to commit time to understanding each client's circumstances underscores his commitment to building long-term relationships. This approach allows Matthew to move quickly and efficiently with sensible actions, contracts and/or documentation when required. Matthew is a member of both the Urban Development Institute of Western Australia and the Law Society of Western Australia.
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Glenn Scott - Senior Associate - LLB (Hons) BA
Glenn is a seasoned litigator with over a decade’s experience in complex and high-value litigation across various State and Federal courts and tribunals. Glenn has practised in a wide array of matters from contract disputes, negligence, patents, confidential information and partnerships, to estate matters and public liability actions. Working for a wide range of clients, from institutions and government agencies to major insurers and small businesses, Glenn prides himself in adapting clear strategies to suit any client’s needs. Glenn prides himself on his ethical and careful approach to litigation, as well as his technical skills and commercial mindset. Glenn is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia. When not in the office or court, Glenn loves travelling, theatre and spending time with people who are not lawyers.
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Jeremy Chaila - Senior Associate - LLB
Jeremy has a broad background in commercial and property matters. His pragmatic and personable approach enables him to provide a consistent level of service across a diverse client base, whilst catering to individual requirements. Having worked in leading firms (national and boutique) prior to commencing with Hale Legal, Jeremy's areas of experience in commercial matters include business sale agreements and business sale transactions, shareholder agreements, partnership agreements and share sale agreements, employment agreements and service agreements, loan agreements, general security agreements and registration of PPSR security interests, reviewing and advising on franchisee documentation, trade mark registration and wills and estates (including preparation of enduring powers of attorney, enduring powers of guardianship, advance health directives, estate administration and applications for probate and letters of administration). Jeremy’s experience in property matters includes preparation and review of lease documentation, preparation and review of contracts for the sale of land, mortgages, caveats, transfers of land, survivorship applications and transmission applications, notices of default and termination (lease and sale of land) and deposit holder notices. Jeremy is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia. Outside of work, Jeremy enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.
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Daniel Purdy - Solicitor - LLB BA
Daniel graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2018 with a Bachelor of Laws (having previously graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts) and was admitted as a solicitor in Western Australia in October 2019, and the High Court of Australia in November 2019. Daniel is gaining experience and expertise within the Litigation stream of Hale Legal and assists across a range of matters including contractual disputes, government inquiries, wills and estates, and employment matters. Daniel has appeared in the Magistrates, District, Supreme and Federal Court. Daniel is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia.
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Yong Wee - Solicitor - LLB BCOM
Yong was admitted to practice in 2017 and joined Hale Legal in 2020. His practice is in commercial dispute resolution. He has experience acting for SMEs and individuals across a range of disputes including contractual breaches, lease breaches, professional negligence actions, property damage recoveries and inheritance claims. Prior to joining Hale Legal, Yong acted for insurers across a range of public liability and professional indemnity claims. Yong is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia and a committee member of the Anglo-Australasian Lawyers Society (WA).
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Lucy Whitten – Solicitor – LLB BSc
Lucy was admitted to practice in October 2020 and joined Hale Legal in 2021. Prior to graduating with a Bachelor of Laws in 2020, Lucy completed a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition in 2015. Lucy practices within in the Litigation team at Hale Legal. Lucy has varied experience acting for both individuals and SMEs across a wide range of matters within civil litigation, dispute resolution, wills and estates, family law and commercial law. Lucy is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia.
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Tamika Hall - Executive Assistant
Tamika commenced work with Hale Legal in 2015. In 2017 Tamika’s position evolved from Senior Secretary to Executive Assistant. Tamika’s primary role involves assisting the directors of Hale Legal, Alan Skinner and Matt Gent. Her roles include practice management, account management, document preparation, drafting correspondence, liaising with clients, and putting up with Alan and Matt.
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Megan Rich - Receptionist
Meagan commenced working at Hale Legal in 2018 as our receptionist. Her role includes looking after the front of house including greeting clients and answering the incoming phone enquires. Meagan also assists with document preparation and Court filing. Meagan enjoys spending her spare time travelling, shopping and spending time with friends and family.