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Welcome to Hewett & Lovitt

Hewett & Lovitt is a boutique West Perth law firm which  was established in 2005 by John Hewett and Brian Lovitt, both of whom were previously  partners together in a larger legal partnership. The approach of Hewett & Lovitt is to provide high quality legal services in a friendly,  unpretentious and cost effective manner.

Hewett & Lovitt is an incorporated legal practice and it is managed by its founding directors John and Brian. Its services are provided by its directors, other employed solicitors and law clerks.

Hewett & Lovitt embraces the efficiencies made possible by the information technology era, and makes optimum use of computer systems for legal research, document preparation and communication with clients.

The clientele of the practice is predominantly small to medium sized business enterprises and high net worth individuals. Hewett & Lovitt is equipped to directly service the majority of its clients’  legal requirements, and has a strong network of alliances with other lawyers and professional advisers for referral of cases when required.

The practice’s clients include other professional service providers, wine producers, purchasing and supply co-operatives, engineering and construction firms, property owners and developers, processing and manufacturing businesses, retailers and providers of consumer services, software firms, and technology developers.

The Team

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John Hewett – Click to Email
John Hewett has practised law since 1980, following graduation from the University of Western Australia. His early career also included practice in London and Sydney (where he obtained a Masters of Law from the University of Technology, Sydney). John returned to Western Australia in 1990, initially joining a firm with a national profile in which he ultimately attained partnership. Over three decades of legal practice John has obtained experience in most fields of legal work, including litigation, which enables him to provide well rounded advice to his current clientele.

His current focus is on:

    • corporate law
    • commercial law
    • trade practices
    • intellectual property
Brian Lovitt is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and is also a chartered accountant.  He practises in commercial law and specialises in all aspects of direct and indirect taxation including:

    • CGT
    • income tax
    • stamp duty
    • GST
    • payroll tax and other state duties
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Brian Lovitt – Click to Email
Chris Lovitt
Christine Lovitt – Click to Email
Christine Lovitt is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and practised law in a general commercial practice in Ireland before moving to Western Australia in 1988, when she joined boutique law firm Blakiston & Crabb. She became a partner of that firm in 1998 and practised in the areas of estate planning, probate, commercial and resources law. When that firm integrated with Gilbert + Tobin in 2011 she was appointed special counsel. She joined Hewett & Lovitt as special counsel in 2014. Christine practises in the areas of:

    • estate planning
    • probate
    • commercial:
      • leasing
      • licensing
      • terms of trade
    • land access:
      • cultural heritage
      • native title
Raymond Leclezio has practised law for approximately 20 years, having graduated from the University of Western Australia. Following graduation, he completed his articles before being employed as a solicitor and associate at a well regarded Perth law firm for a period of approximately 15 years focusing primarily in general litigation. He commenced employment with Hewett & Lovitt in 2006, and his areas of practice include:

    • employment law
    • contractual disputes
    • commercial litigation
    • insurance disputes
    • debt recovery
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Raymond Leclezio – Click to Email

Support Staff

Pamela Loo
Pamela Loo – Click to Email
Pamela is Hewett & Lovitt’s experienced law clerk. Pamela has worked with the legal profession for twenty years.

Work Areas

Work Areas

We welcome instructions in the following areas:
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Business Succession Planning

Brian

Capital Gains Tax

Brian

Commercial Leasing

John or Brian

Commercial Dispute Resolution

John or Brian

Company Management and Shareholding Issues

John

Co-operatives

John

Debt Collection

John

Estate Planning

Brian or John

Franchising and Licensing

John

General Commercial Law

John or Brian

Goods and Services Tax

Brian

Income Tax

Brian

Intellectual Property and Technology

John

Loans and Mortgages

John

Real Estate Development and Sales

John

Stamp Duty and other State Taxes

Brian

Structuring and Restructuring of Business and Asset Holding Entities

Brian or John

Trade Law (including international trade, restrictive trade practices and consumer law) John
Trusts (including discretionary, unit and charitable trusts)

Brian

Workplace Relations John

John: Phone 61 8 9426 5600; email: jhewett@hllaw.com.au

Brian: Phone 61 8 9426 5600; email: blovitt@hllaw.com.au

Contact Us

Contact Us

Brian Lovitt:                   blovitt@hllaw.com.au

John Hewett:                 jhewett@hllaw.com.au

Christine Lovitt:          clovitt@hllaw.com.au

 

Hewett & Lovitt Location
Hewett & Lovitt Location

Location:

Level 1, 849 Wellington Street, West Perth

Phone: (618) 9426 5600

Fax: (618) 9426 5656

Post: PO Box 1178, West Perth  WA  6872

 

 

Parking availability:

On street – metered or Watertown car park, Old Market Site, Wellington Street