Sceales Lawyers is a Perth-based law firm established in 1994 by Robert Sceales.
We advise principally in relation to taxation, general commercial, trusts, wills and estate matters.
Our clients include accountants, solicitors, large and small private and public companies, family businesses, charities and non-profit funds, Aboriginal endowment foundations, and private individuals. We regularly advise on instructions from accounting and other law firms for their clients, with complete respect for their on-going client relationships.
We pride ourselves on providing expert advice and documentation, quick and cost-effective delivery of services, direct communication, clear solutions, and utmost confidentiality of service.
Robert Sceales is the Senior Partner of Sceales Lawyers. He commenced practice as a lawyer in 1971, in South Africa. He moved to Perth in 1986, and practised with a large law firm until establishing Sceales & Company in 1994.
He has extensive experience in all areas in which the firm advises, particularly in relation to all Commonwealth and State taxation matters.
He is a Chartered Tax Adviser.
Alex Sceales commenced practice as a lawyer in 1998, with a national
law firm. He joined Sceales Lawyers in 2003, and was admitted to
the Partnership in 2007.
He practises in all areas in
which the firm advises, with a particular emphasis on commercial
matters, and commercially oriented tax advice.
He is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia, a member of the Tax Institute of Australia, and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is admitted to practise in the Supreme Courts of Western Australia and of New South Wales, and in the Federal and High Courts of Australia. He is a Chartered Tax Adviser.
Chelsea Lyford commenced practice as a lawyer in 1996
and joined Sceales Lawyers as a Partner in 2020.
Prior to joining Sceales Lawyers, Chelsea was a
Barrister at Francis Burt Chambers (specialising in taxation and commercial Law
matters). Before that, Chelsea was a Senior Member of the Administrative
Appeals Tribunal for seven years where she was appointed to the Taxation &
Commercial Division (and cross-appointed to the General Division and other
Divisions), Senior Associate and Solicitor (specialising in taxation and
commercial law) at leading firms in Perth and Sydney, worked as a Tax Attorney
at Fried Frank in New York and was the Associate to The Hon. Justice Graham
Hill in the Federal Court of Australia, Sydney Registry. As a result of
her unique background, Chelsea provides ‘front end’ (tax advice and
structuring) and ‘back end’ (tax dispute and litigation) taxation law services. Chelsea has a Master of Laws with Honours, with a taxation law focus, from The University of Sydney.
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